Leading IP and Regulatory Team Joins Hoyng Monegier LLP

18th October 2011

13 October 2011  


Top intellectual property law firm HOYNG MONEGIER is delighted to announce the appointment of Liesbeth Weynants as a partner in its Brussels office.  

Liesbeth joins Hoyng Monegier on 18 October 2011 from Benelux law firm NautaDutilh and brings her team with her, which includes senior associate Christel Brion and junior associate Charlotte Weyne. Liesbeth is an expert in patent and regulatory matters, and has a particular focus on the Life Sciences sector.  

Willem Hoyng, Managing Partner of Hoyng Monegier said, "Liesbeth is a great addition to our firm. She is recognised as a leader in her field by both clients and peers. Liesbeth’s arrival gives us an additional edge over our competitors because of her extensive regulatory experience.”  

Benoît Strowel, Managing Partner of the Brussels office said, "We are delighted to welcome Liesbeth into the Firm. Her arrival will help build on the success of our thriving intellectual property practice and her experience will add to our strength in the Life Sciences sector."  

Liesbeth’s appointment brings HOYNG MONEGIER’s partnership to 20 since its launch in January 2011.

Liesbeth Weynants headed up NautaDutilh’s Life Sciences Group and Privacy and Data Protection Team.  

In the life sciences sector, her practice includes advising research-based pharmaceutical, medical devices and biotech companies as well as industry associations and universities. She provides both transactional and contractual advice and litigation assistance in matters relating to intellectual property rights and regulatory issues not only before the courts, but also in relation to  MA registration, pricing and reimbursement applications, clinical trials, compliance, advertising issues, etc. Liesbeth has extensive experience in late life-cycle management through regulatory and patent-based actions by innovative companies against generic producers, often provides pre-litigation advice and helps to develop patent portfolio strategies. Liesbeth also has an extensive data privacy and protection practice.

“I am very pleased to join K&L Gates and its preeminent global competition and regulatory practice,” said Distefano. “I was attracted here by the reputation of the firm, its tremendous growth, its truly global network of offices covering both sides of the Atlantic, Asia and the Middle East, and its impressive record of high-profile competition and regulatory cases. I am delighted to have the opportunity to contribute to the success of the practice and help to develop the firm’s Brussels office.”


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