Vincenzo Salvatore


  • EU life sciences regulatory and compliance matters with a focus on:
    • clinical trials
    • marketing authorisation procedures
    • pharmacovigilance
    • personal data protection
    • promotion and marketing of medical devices
    • inspections and enforcement
  • Foreign Languages: English, French, Spanish


  • Team Leader of the Healthcare & Life Sciences Focus Team
  • Joined as Of counsel in 2015
  • Former Head of the Legal Service at the European Medicines Agency
  • Speaker at various EU regulatory conferences in Italy and abroad

Ranking and Awards

The Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500 EMEA international legal directories list Vincenzo as an expert in Italy in the Healthcare and life sciences sector.


“Vincenzo Salvatore is the most experienced lawyer in Italy for pharmaceuticals work – he is always very flexible, available and pragmatic.”

(The Legal500 EMEA)


  • Full Professor of European Union Law at the University of Insubria, Varese
  • Member of the Italian Bar, admitted to practice before the Italian Supreme Courts (Corte di Cassazione and Consiglio di Stato)
  • PhD in European Law from the European University Institute
  • Law degrees from the University of Pavia

Knowledge Sharing

A new IMI2 call (JU Call 21) for the development of therapeutics and diagnostics to combat coronavirus infections da coronavirus

The World Health Organisation (“WHO”) recently declared COVID-19 a pandemic. European institutions are thus pulling out the stops to gain a greater understanding of the virus, above all to help develop clinical and public health measures to improve patient health and contain the spread o …

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African Medicines Agency

The health ministers of the 55 states that form the African Union unanimously adopted the text of the treaty establishing the African Medicines Agency. The new regulatory agency will play a key role in coordinating member states’ activities, including by establishing commo …

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Francesca Mastroianni joins BonelliErede’s Healthcare and Life Sciences Focus Team - 2 September 2019

BonelliErede further strengthens its Healthcare and Life Sciences Focus Team with the addition of Francesca Mastroianni, who joins the Rome office. Francesca has intimate knowledge of regulatory and compliance issues in the pharmaceutical sector, having worked at the Italian Medicines Agency fo …

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A new team leader for the Healthcare and Life sciences Focus Team: Vincenzo Salvatore - 10 January 2019

BonelliErede renews the leadership of its Healthcare and Life sciences Focus Team with the appointment of Vincenzo Salvatore as the new Team Leader. Vincenzo Salvatore, Full Professor of European Union Law, joined BonelliErede in 2015, bringing his specific regulatory and compliance skills in t …

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BonelliErede wins two awards at the TopLegal Industry Awards 2017 - 19 May 2017

BonelliErede was crowned “Infrastructure Firm of the Year” and “Biomedical Firm of the Year” at the 2017 TopLegal Industry Awards held on 18 May. In crowning the firm “Infrastructure Firm of the Year”, the judging panel crowned the firm “Infrastructure Firm of the Year” based on …

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