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The webinar series focuses on the trends, issues and opportunities along each stage of supply chain life cycle for healthcare and life sciences companies.

Recordings of our recent webinars are available below.

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Healthcare & Life Sciences Supply Chain

Integrating the healthcare & life sciences supply chain

Speakers: Cecilia Pastor (Madrid), Kerry Contini (Washington, DC), Nina Niejahr (Brussels), Mattias Hedwall (Stockholm), Adriana Ibarra-Fernandez (Mexico City), Anne Petterd (Sydney)

A helicopter view of each stage of the healthcare & life sciences supply chain lifecycle and an overview of the trends that businesses in the sector should consider in 2021 and beyond, including sustainability, digitalization and increased public funding

Creating value through healthcare & life sciences M&A: A supply chain reaction

Speakers: Melanie Howard (London), Phelim O’Doherty (London), Duffy Lorenz (Chicago), Derek Poon (Hong Kong)

A look at the challenges and opportunities for supply chain transformation via M&A in the healthcare and life sciences space as well as how to create value in an uncertain transactional market.

Keeping supply chain risks at bay: A healthcare & life sciences view

Speakers: Alexey Trusov (Moscow), Tristan Grimmer (London), Alex Lamy (Washington, DC)

Explores the compliance challenges and risks facing the healthcare and life sciences supply chain, which are being driven by digital transformation and the global health crisis.

Tax-ready supply chain management for healthcare & life sciences companies

Speakers: Russ Young (Chicago), Holly Glenn (Washington, DC), Jan-Willem Gerritsen (Amsterdam), Rafic Barrage (Washington, DC)

An analysis of the tax implications that may arise as healthcare and life sciences companies reevaluate their supply chains, as well as strategic considerations when exploring alternatives to sourcing, manufacturing and other topics.

Are your trade secrets protected? Handling trade secrets in your global supply chain ecosystem

Speakers: Kevin O’Brien (Washington, DC), Koen De Winter (Antwerp), Cristina Duch (Barcelona), Binxin Li (FenXun Partners, Shanghai), Kei Matsumoto (Tokyo) and Kamleh Nicola (Toronto)

A look at the issues arising from data protection, R&D, advertising and promotions and handling trade secrets owned by third parties, as well as how healthcare and life sciences companies can limit their exposure. 

The Digital Frontier: Legal red flags in the healthcare and life sciences supply chain

Speakers: Jaspreet Takhar (London), Bradford Newman (Palo Alto), Stephen Reynolds (Chicago)

A deep dive on the business issues, practical applications and legal considerations when digitizing the supply chain, covering topics such as blockchain, AI and trade secrets, and the cybersecurity challenges of digital transformation.

Should you like to run any of these seminars into a CLE and CPD accredited training for your teams, or customize the webinar content to fit your needs, please contact Grace Gato.


Cecilia Pastor is highly knowledgeable in the areas of mergers, acquisitions and pharmaceutical law. She is a lecturer at ICADE on international agreements for the university’s Masters in Law degree program. Ms. Pastor is a regular contributor to the Spanish chapters of Promoting Medical Products in Europe & North America, Pharmaceutical Advertising, and other publications. She is a member of the Madrid Bar Association.


Kerry Contini is a partner in the Firm’s Outbound Trade Practice Group in Washington, DC. She has served as co-chair of the Firm's Pro Bono committee for several years and has managed award-winning pro bono work involving Baker McKenzie professionals in North America, Europe and Asia. She has written on export controls and trade sanctions issues for several publications, including The Export Practitioner and Ethisphere. Kerry is a co-chair of the Export Controls and Sanctions Section of the Association of Women in International Trade. She joined the Firm as a summer associate in 2005 and became a full-time associate in 2006.


Nina Niejahr is a senior counsel in the Firm's Brussels-based EU Competition & Regulatory Affairs Practice. She has over 20 years of experience in advising clients on all aspects of EU law, focusing on State aid and competition law. Nina is ranked by Chambers for her State aid practice and listed by Who's Who Legal and the German JUVE directory as recommended/"oft empfohlen". Nina also regularly litigates in the EU Courts in Luxembourg. She has published and speaks at seminars and conferences on a variety of topics of EU State aid law and litigation.


Mattias Hedwall heads Baker Mckenzie's Global International Commercial & Trade Group and supervises the International Commercial & Trade Group in Stockholm. He joined Baker McKenzie in 1996 and has more than two decades of legal experience. Mattias has for many years been on the Stockholm office’s board of directors and is currently the chairman of the board. Mattias has authored a number of articles on Swedish and International Business and Commercial law, and has published a handbook on commercial contracts. He gives presentations and trainings on focus areas where he is experienced. Mattias supervises the Baker McKenzie co-operation with Stockholm School of Economics (Sw. Handelshögskolan).


Adriana has over twenty years of experience in customs and foreign trade matters. She joined Baker McKenzie in 2001, became National Partner in 2005 and a Principal in 2018. She has prior experience working as legal director of Rules of Origin, Customs Procedures and Safeguards in the Mexican Ministry of Economy where she participated in the negotiation of several free trade agreements (FTAs) and in the first dispute settlement resolution cases initiated by Mexico against the US under the NAFTA. Adriana has been ranked a leading practitioner by Chambers and Partners at Chambers Global and Chambers Latin America as well as Legal 500 for ten consecutive years. She was an associate in our Guadalajara and Washington, D.C. offices and currently Heads the Firm’s North America International Commercial Practice Group in Mexico City.


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