VINCENZO SALVATORE is a senior counsel in Sidley’s Brussels office and a member of the firm’s EU Life Sciences Regulatory team. His practice focuses on a broad array of regulatory and compliance matters.
Vincenzo provides clients with strategic legal counseling on the EU’s legal process regulating all aspects of the pharmaceutical industry, including enforcement issues, and data protection issues. He has extensive experience on all aspects of EU policies, with a particular focus on pharmaceutical regulation, as well as public procurement and public utilities. He is an experienced litigator and has represented public authorities, companies and individuals before the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg in landmark EU law disputes.
Prior to joining the firm, Vincenzo served for eight years as Head of Legal Service at the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the agency responsible for the scientific evaluation of medicines developed by pharmaceutical companies for use in the European Union. Vincenzo was responsible for defending the EMA’s actions in court, coordinating legal advice and providing legal support and interpretative guidance to the EMA’s governing bodies and its six Scientific Committees. He routinely represented the EMA before the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg, both in pharmaceutical and corporate-related legal proceedings, and was the EMA’s Data Protection Officer.
Before serving with the EMA, Vincenzo was managing partner of a law firm with offices in Varese and Milan (Italy) where he assisted clients on implementation of EU law and in litigation before the European Court of Justice.
Vincenzo is a Full Professor of International Law at the University of Insubria – Varese (Italy) where he teaches EU law and International law. He speaks regularly at academic and professional conferences and routinely serves as a visiting lecturer at universities in Europe and the U.S., such as the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Boston University School of Law, European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA) in Maastricht, University of Lisbon, Europäischen Rechtsakademie (ERA) in Trier, University of Southern California in Los Angeles, and the University of Rome.
Vincenzo also writes extensively on EU and international topics and has published three books and more than 20 articles in distinguished law journals. He is an editorial board member of the European Journal of Risk Regulation.