Olivier Van Obberghen > Quinz > Vilvoorde, Belgium > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Life Sciences & Technology
Intellectual property
Media and entertainment


Olivier Van Obberghen is an R&D, commercial transactions and M&A lawyer with a focus on the Life Sciences and Innovative Technologies sectors.  He also advises companies active in the consumer goods and media industries.

His Life Sciences practice has three main areas of expertise: (i) transactional work (R&D and supply chain contracts; distribution; licensing and M&A), (ii) compliance advice (transparency; promotion of drug products; patient involvement) and (iii) regulatory assistance.


Founding partner at Quinz (since 2011); associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton


Dutch, French and English


Brussels Bar; Licensing Executive Society, European Centre for Clinical Research Training


  • University of Chicago, Law School, LL.M, 2000
  • Catholic University of Leuven (KU Leuven), LL.B. 1996 and JD 1999 (magna cum laude)

Lawyer Rankings

Belgium > Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences

(Leading individuals)

Olivier Van ObberghenQuinz

The life sciences and technology team at Quinz works with a host of market-leading companies on high-value transactions, distribution agreements, regulatory matters and compliance questions. Cross-border licensing structures, strategic partnerships, and representation in competition authority investigations are further core competencies. Pharmaceutical compliance expert Olivier Van Obberghen and pharmaceutical regulatory specialist Pieter Wyckmans are both highly regarded for their ‘intelligence and exceptional industry knowledge‘. Marion Lapage is experienced in every element of the product lifecycle, ranging from R&D to supply chain establishment.

Comparative Guides

Belgium: Pharmaceutical Advertising November 2021 This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Pharmaceutical Advertising laws and regulations that may occur in Belgium.