Background and education
Anne-Laure Vaessen has obtained a Master Degree in Law (specialisation European law and international private law) from the Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve in 2012. During her studies, she undertook a six months’ Erasmus exchange at the University La Merced in Spain.
After obtaining her master’s degree, she completed an internship in Rome at the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT), where she took part in research on the principles of the transnational civil procedure.
Furthermore, she has completed an LL.M in the field of intellectual property law, information technologies and communications (ICT) at KU Leuven in 2016.
Prior to joining Everest in 2018, she gained considerable experience in contract law and legislation concerning the conduct of clinical trials while working at EORTC (European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer). Here she was responsible for negotiating and editing contracts with pharmaceutical companies with respect to the conduct of clinical trials in Europe and on an international level.
Through both her work and her LL.M, she studied and applied the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and more specifically its consequences on the research sector and the issue of access to patient clinical data for future academic or commercial research.
At Everest Law, Anne-Laure Vaessen provides advice and assistance in intellectual property matters, contract negotiation, commercial law and protection of personal information matters.
Her working languages are French, English, Flemish and Italian. She has notions of Spanish.