Els Janssens is a Senior Associate at Baker & McKenzie Habib Al Mulla in Abu Dhabi, where she advises multinational medical device and pharmaceutical clients and investors on healthcare regulations in the UAE and coordinates healthcare and compliance-related matters across the wider MENA region. She also acts as global support lawyer to Baker Mckenzie’s global healthcare group.
Previously, Ms Janssens worked for six years as legal adviser in the European Medicines Agency, where she advised on a wide variety of issues in connection with authorization procedures and EU pharmaceutical law. She was involved in the implementation of the pharmacovigilance legislation and was a core team member in the Agency's first enforcement case for GVP non-compliance.
Before that, she worked as senior regulatory legal counsel for Johnson & Johnson supporting the company’s safety operations and advising on regulatory and compliance issues in relation to specific product portfolios.