Vincenzo Salvatore, Head of Legal Service at the European Medicines Agency, Joins Sidley Austin as Senior Counsel
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Vincenzo Salvatore, Head of Legal Service at the European Medicines Agency, Joins Sidley Austin as Senior Counsel PR Newswire LONDON and BRUSSELS, June 19, 2012 LONDON and BRUSSELS, June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sidley Austin LLP announced today that the European Medicines Agency's (EMA) Head of Legal Service, Vincenzo Salvatore, has become senior counsel in the firm's European life sciences regulatory practice. He will provide strategic legal counseling on the EU's legal process regulating all aspects of the pharmaceutical industry, including enforcement issues, and data protection issues. He also will assist life sciences companies in understanding and applying upcoming drug and medical device legislation. He served at the EMA from November 2004 until last week, where he was responsible for defending the EMA's actions in court, coordinating legal advice and providing legal support and interpretative guidance to the EMA's governing bodies and its six Scientific Committees. He routinely represented the EMA before the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg, both in pharmaceutical and corporate-related legal proceedings, and was the EMA's Data Protection Officer.

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Vincenzo Salvatore, Head of Legal Service at
the European Medicines Agency, Joins Sidley
Austin as Senior Counsel
PR Newswire
LONDON and BRUSSELS, June 19, 2012
LONDON
and
BRUSSELS
,
June 19, 2012
/PRNewswire/ --
Sidley Austin LLP announced today that the European Medicines Agency's (EMA)
Head of Legal Service, Vincenzo Salvatore, has become senior counsel in the
firm's European life sciences regulatory practice. He will provide strategic legal
counseling on the EU's legal process regulating all aspects of the
pharmaceutical industry, including enforcement issues, and data protection
issues. He also will assist life sciences companies in understanding and applying
upcoming drug and medical device legislation. He served at the EMA from
November 2004
until last week, where he was responsible for defending the
EMA's actions in court, coordinating legal advice and providing legal support
and interpretative guidance to the EMA's governing bodies and its six Scientific
Committees. He routinely represented the EMA before the European Court of
Justice in
Luxembourg
, both in pharmaceutical and corporate-related legal
proceedings, and was the EMA's Data Protection Officer.
Professor Salvatore will be based in Sidley's
Brussels
office and will be working
closely with Partners Maurits Lugard and Maarten Meulenbelt, as well as Scott
Bass in
New York
, Raymond Bonner and Coleen Klasmeier in
Washington DC
,
and Chen Yang in
Beijing
, all partners in Sidley's Global Life Sciences Practice.
"Vincenzo is internationally recognized for his deep understanding of the EMA
and the complex regulatory and enforcement environment in which the life
sciences industry operates. He will be a tremendous asset to our clients,
particularly those pharmaceutical and biotech companies that currently do
business in
Europe
or are considering entering that market," said George
Petrow, Sidley's Managing Partner, European Region.
Vincenzo Salvatore is Full Professor of International Law at the University of
Insubria - Varese (
Italy
), where he currently teaches EU Law and International
Trade Law.
"With a comprehensive life sciences practice in the EU,
China
, and the U.S.,
Sidley is the go-to firm for life sciences companies dealing with challenging
legal and regulatory issues," said Professor Salvatore. "The firm is strongly
committed to providing legal advice that meets the highest professional
standards and is coupled with the global presence and business awareness that
are so critical to long-term success."
Prior to serving with the EMA, Professor Salvatore was managing partner of a
law firm with offices in Varese and
Milan
(
Italy
), where he assisted clients on the
implementation of EU law and in litigation before the European Court of Justice.
In addition, he is the author of three books and more than 20 articles on EU
and international law. Professor Salvatore graduated with honors from the
University of Pavia (
Italy
) and with a Ph.D. in law from the European University
Institute, Florence.
Sidley has an internationally recognized life sciences practice, representing
major pharmaceutical, biological, medical device, cosmetic and food clients
throughout the world. Projects include the development, manufacture and
marketing of products regulated by the Food and Drug Administration(FDA), the
European Commission, the EMA, the P.R.C. regulatory authorities and other
national agencies. The team counsels clients in all aspects of clinical trials,
good manufacturing practices, pharmacovigilance, pricing & re-imbursement,
data protection, competition, dawn-raids, product recalls, fraud and abuse,
deals and mergers, and more. According to the
PLC Life Sciences Handbook
2012
, Sidley Austin is "the only law firm with top-tier life sciences rankings
across three continents."
Professor Salvatore will be a regular contributor to Sidley's EU Life Sciences
update via Twitter. http://www.twitter.com/EU_LifeSciences
Sidley Austin LLP is one of the world's premier full-service law firms, with
approximately 1700 lawyers practicing in 18 cities, including
Beijing
,
Brussels
,
Chicago
,
Frankfurt
,
Geneva
,
Hong Kong
,
London
,
New York
,
Shanghai
,
Singapore
,
Sydney
,
Tokyo
and
Washington D.C.
This year, Sidley celebrates 30
years in
Asia
. Repeating its performance in the inaugural 2010 survey, Sidley
received the most first-tier national rankings of any U.S. law firm in the 2011/12
U.S.News
- Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" survey. Sidley was also named the
U.S.News
- Best Lawyers "Law Firm of the Year" in both Corporate Law and
Securities Regulation in the 2011/12 survey (the first year of such designations).
BTI, a
Boston
-based research and consulting firm, has named Sidley as one of
only three firms to have been in the top ten of the BTI Client Service rankings
every year since the inception of those rankings in 2001, and as number one in
three of those years.
For purposes of the New York State Bar rules, this press release may be
considered Attorney Advertising and the headquarters of the firm are Sidley
Austin LLP 787 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10019, +1-212-839-5300 and
Sidley Austin LLP One South Dearborn, Chicago, IL 60603, +1-312-853-7000.