Van Bael & Bellis is pleased to announce that Catherine L. has been appointed Co-Chair of the International Bar Association (IBA) effective January 1st, 2022. This appointment recognizes the high standing of our firm’s thriving life sciences practice in the international life sciences community. Catherine’s Co-Chair during the first year of her two year mandate is Jonás Bergstein of Bergstein Abogados in Uruguay. Together with a dedicated team of fellow Officers, they are committed to further enhancing the visibility and the work of that Committee, which has a dynamic and diverse membership spanning all continents. The Committee focuses on all aspects of healthcare law, pharmaceutical, biotech and medical devices regulatory law, intellectual property, bioethics and scientific developments across the globe. It provides a forum for discussion among health and life science lawyers and aims to provide regular updates of important changes in this field through newsletters, webinars/seminars and conferences. For more information on the work of the IBA’s Healthcare & Life Sciences Law Committee, please click here.