Bird & Bird strengthens its Life Science & Healthcare practice in Sweden - Ersen Bethersen joins as Counsel


Bird & Bird has appointed Ersen Bethersen as Counsel and Head of Compliance & Investigations, strengthening its Life Sciences & Healthcare offering in Sweden.

Ersen joins as of 1 April 2020 from a position as Chief Compliance Officer at Karolinska University Hospital, one of Europe's leading health and research facilities His experience includes working with major pharmaceutical and medical devices companies, as well as the biggest healthcare providers and Nobel Prize awarding institutions. His expertise also includes compliance programs within the healthcare sector and advising scientists in relation to legal, ethical and regulatory matters.

Bird & Bird has a longstanding international reputation as a leading law firm for Life Sciences & Healthcare, being consistently top ranked by the leading legal directories. The appointment of Ersen enables Bird & Bird to offer advice of highest possible quality for the firm's clients worldwide interested in the Swedish marketplace. His in-depth understanding of areas such as clinical trials and data protection, specialist assistance for pharmaceutical companies, healthcare regulatory enforcement and increasing compliance obligations on Life Science & Healthcare companies, further reinforces Bird & Bird's position as a world leading firm for Life Sciences & Healthcare.

Mårten Willamo, Managing Partner Bird & Bird Stockholm comments: "We're very pleased to welcome Ersen to Bird & Bird. His extensive sector experience combined with his regulatory and compliance expertise further strengthens Bird & Bird's offering to clients in Sweden and beyond."

Gabriel Lidman, Head of IP and Dispute Resolution in Stockholm comments: "Ersen's impressive resume, and particular experience within the Life Sciences & Healthcare sector, is an excellent addition to an already strong dispute resolution and investigations practice in Stockholm. I'm pleased to have Ersen on-board."

adds: "Bird & Bird's top tier reputation for Life Sciences & Healthcare internationally creates a very exciting platform to further develop the Swedish offering to new and existing clients. I very much look forward to work together with my new colleagues in Sweden and worldwide."