Who We Are

Dr. mr. Hanneke Later-Nijland
(LLM, PharmD, PhD)

Pharmaceutical Lawyer in Amsterdam


Dr. mr. Hanneke Later-Nijland (LLM, PharmD, PhD)

Hanneke is a lawyer with an extraordinary, atypical background. She is a lawyer but she is also trained as a pharmacist. Hanneke specialises in the EU and national regulatory life sciences law. She holds a PhD in pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. Hanneke is the only lawyer/pharmacist with a PhD in Netherlands. Previously, she was an inspector for Clinical Trials and Pharmacovigilance with the Inspectorate for Healthcare (IGJ).


This rare background gives her a unique perspective and understanding of the life sciences sector.


In her practice, Hanneke advices life sciences and healthcare clients and litigates on a wide range of issues. Areas of expertise cover marketing authorisations, reimbursement, compliance, pharmacovigilance, advertising issues, product liability, issues on the interface of IP and regulatory, and —finally — regulatory assistance in transactions. For the use of M&A or for the comfort of investors, Hanneke is able to provide tailor-made Transaction Regulatory Compliances prognosis reports.


Hanneke is a university lecturer in Leiden and she publishes frequently on regulatory life sciences issues, such as new European legislation and the impact of recent judgments in the sector.

Effective, distinct and pragmatic

Specialised team of attorneys

Genome Lawyers are pharmaceutical lawyers based in Amsterdam, providing a comprehensive service for pharma and biotech clients. With a highly experienced team bringing in-depth industry knowledge alongside legal expertise, we can deliver bespoke solutions designed around the needs of your business.


Enlisting specialist pharmaceutical lawyers for your legal requirements can give you peace of mind that your lawyers understand the specific context and challenges you may need to address. That’s why we’re trusted by clients across the Netherlands, Switzerland, the UK, US and Canada.


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