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Andrea Schütz

Associated Partner

Position: Partner , Associated Partner
Practice Areas: Dispute Resolution , Health and Medical Law
Field-Display: Dispute Resolution Team , Health and Medical Law Maincontact , Startups

Dr Andrea Schütz's practice focuses on pharmaceutical and healthcare law. She mainly advises and represents pharmaceutical and medtech companies, medical professionals and private and public institutions in the healthcare sector. In particular, she deals with licences under pharmaceutical and health law, administrative and criminal proceedings under medicinal products law, reimbursement by health insurance funds as well as the advertising and distribution of medical devices and medicinal products. Due to her former position as head of investigations in the criminal law service of Swissmedic as well as her many years of professional experience in the health law sector, she is very familiar with the regulatory requirements in the therapeutic products sector and has valuable contacts with the therapeutic products law enforcement authorities and the pharmaceutical and medical devices industry. Andrea Schütz also specialises in constitutional and administrative law and administrative criminal law.

E-Mail

+41 44 254 55 55

Linkedin

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Admission to the Bar

Admitted in Switzerland (2008) 

Practice Areas

  • Health & Medical Law
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Startups

Education

  • University of Lucerne (CAS Forensics, 2016)
  • University of Melbourne (Master of Health and Medical Law, LL.M., 2014)
  • University of Zurich (Dr. iur., 2011)

Languages

  • German
  • English
  • French

Memberships

  • Zurich and Swiss Bar Association
  • Middle European Organisation for Regulatory Affairs (MEGRA)
  • Swiss Medtech

Assistants

Melanie Cica
+41 44 254 55 15
melanie.cica-wuest@prager-dreifuss.com

Monika Bren
+41 44 254 55 48
monika.bren@prager-dreifuss.com

She is a Next Generation Partner ’ Legal 500 EMEA 2022

 

Publications

Subject: Privacy policy
Autor: Christian Schönfeld, Andrea Schütz

IoT and data protection - challenge and opportunity

The "Internet of Things" (IoT) causes our private life to increasingly become part of the Internet. Nevertheless, many IoT applications do not meet the requirements of data protection law. In this publication, the authors Dr Andrea Schütz and Dr Christian Schönfeld illustrate that data protection law is not just a regulatory hurdle, but can also be used as a potential competitive advantage.

Subject: Health and Medical Law
Autor: Marcel Frey, Christian Schönfeld, Andrea Schütz
Paper:

Medical Devices & Consumer Health Products 2022: A Chambers Global Practice Guide Publication

After Switzerland's designation as a "third country" by the EU, the Swiss medtech industry faces two existential challenges. On the one hand, it must ensure the sustainable supply of medical devices to the Swiss population. On the other hand, it must maintain the competitiveness and innovative strength of Switzerland in the global medical market. This article illustrates the challenges but also the opportunities for the Swiss and foreign medtech industry related to the "third country" status of Switzerland.

Subject: Health and Medical Law
Autor: Andrea Schütz
Reading time: 60 Min

The threat of supply deficits for medical devices in Switzerland

For a number of reasons, it is not certain that sufficient medical devices will be available to supply the Swiss population in the coming years. This publication intends to show healthcare institutions and healthcare professionals the legal instruments available to them to prevent supply shortages and to make concrete recommendations for action. It also serves as an appeal to politicians and health authorities to proactively address the issue of supply shortages of medical devices, including in vitro diagnostic medical devices.

Subject: Health and Medical Law
Autor: Andrea Schütz
Paper: AJP/PJA
Reading time: 4 Min

The person responsible for regulatory compliance (PRRC)

Only the first page of the article of the current edition of the journal «Aktuelle juristische Praxis» (AJP) is published.

 

Subject: Health and Medical Law
Autor: Andrea Schütz

Unacceptable methods of health insurers

From our Health and Medical Law Team: In the current edition of the Schweizerische Ärztezeitung (SÄZ), Dr Andrea Schütz provides physicians with information on how they can defend themselves against unacceptable methods of health insurers.(original article in German)

Subject: Startups
Autor: Rahel A. Nedi, Andrea Schütz

Providing Legal Advice for Female Founders

News from our Start Up Desk: in the current issue of Ladies Drive Andrea Schütz and Rahel Nedi discuss their commitment for Female Founders

Subject: Health and Medical Law
Autor: Andrea Schütz
Reading time: 15 Min

Does the revised medical device law really improve the quality and safety of medical devices?

After various shocking incidents involving medical devices, numerous calls were made for stricter measures to increase safety and protect public health. As a result, medical device legislation in both the EU and Switzerland has been thoroughly revised. Andrea Schütz' article critically examines whether the numerous legislative adjustments will actually lead to an improvement in the quality and safety of medical devices. (PDF available in German only.)