MedTech Europe, General Counsel - Director Legal & Compliance
Aline Lautenberg is the Eucomed, EDMA and MedTech Europe Legal Counsel. She joined Eucomed in February 2004, as Economic and Legal Affairs manager, after having worked as a consultant for over two years for a consultancy specialised in reimbursement of medical technologies. Since May 2013, she is also responsible for EMDA and MedTech Europe’s legal and compliance matters.
Aline is responsible for advising on the three organisations’ contractual, regulatory and statutory obligations and assisting the Eucomed, EDMA and MedTech Europe Chief Executive and the respective Boards of Directors in management decision processes with robust risk assessments within the framework of the Eucomed, EDMA and MedTech Europe strategies. Moreover, Aline supports Eucomed and EDMA members on all legal, ethics and healthcare compliance issues. This includes the overall planning and management of legal and compliance groups and activities of the three organisations.
Aline has a Master’s Degree in Law from the University of Louvain-la-Neuve in Belgium, and has been a member of the Belgian “Institut des juristes d’entreprise” (IJE) since 2009. A Swiss and German national, she speaks fluent English, German and French, and has a good knowledge of Italian and a basic understanding of Greek.
10 blogs from the author
Posted on 04.04.2017
Each fall the two of us meet to discuss global healthcare legal and compliance developments and to assess implications on the medical technology industry, patient care and innovation. When we first began collaborating the iPhone was just invented (healthcare apps were unimaginable) and, since that time, quite a bit has changed! When we annually meet, […]
Posted on 15.10.2015
If the activities of the medical technology industry are viewed through the prism of either corruption or honesty, then the draft MedTech Europe Code of Ethical Business Practice could be considered as an endeavor to dissociate the industry from the former. The draft code does so by providing a clear and stringent framework, ensuring that […]
In 2008 Eucomed published its revised Code of Ethical Business Practice. We’re six years on now and we’re thinking about writing a new one. Why? Because so much has changed in the world of medtech compliance.
Posted on 26.04.2012
For medtech companies, interacting with Healthcare Professionals (HCPs) is a fact of life. HCPs are an integral part of the R&D process and a source of innovation and creativity throughout the development of medical devices. HCPs are also the prime users of technologies and play an instrumental role in the successful adoption of innovative medical devices in Europe, the US and beyond. With the adoption of new anti-bribery laws in a number of countries, increasing enforcement and new pressures from investors and the general public, the International Medical Device Industry Compliance Conference on 9-11 May in Stockholm, is well-timed to provide a platform for stakeholders to discuss these mounting challenges.
Posted on 27.01.2012
In October last year, Eucomed published a press release to introduce to its broader membership and stakeholders the launch of a new “Conference vetting system” in 2012. Aimed to simplify decision-making for Eucomed members by providing clear approvals on sponsorship of events, this unique initiative in our industry has already interested the media, including an article in the Financial Times.
Eucomed published on 23 December 2010 its first Compliance Panel recommendation on the sponsorship of third party educational conferences by Eucomed members. The Panel, an independent body of three external opinion leading experts, was appointed to help provide guidance on the interpretation of the Eucomed Code of Ethical Business Practice as well as drive European harmonisation with […]
Posted on 01.10.2010
The 7th European Healthcare Fraud & Corruption Network conference took place in Brussels at the end of September and featured high level speakers and experts. The event proved to be an ideal platform for discussing a number of topics of relevance to all the stakeholders in the healthcare system. The “Conflicts of Interest” session was […]
Talking about ethics and compliance as industry understands it within the frame of a course of Health Systems Management given at the Public Health School of the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) presented itself as a challenge. On the one hand, Eucomed is putting a lot of efforts into promoting a culture of integrity and […]