With a dual background in criminal law and health law, Paul-Henry Devèze developed his expertise in health law within leading French and Anglo-Saxon law firms, before creating his own structure in 2021.

Committed to his clients, Paul-Henry Devèze is able to assist them in matters relating to the regulation of health products at all stages of their life cycle: research & development, market access, promotion, commercial agreements and withdrawal from the market.

With his global understanding of product life, Paul-Henry Devèze is able to support his clients on complex, long-term projects in the manner of an outsourced legal manager.

Puts its know-how at the service of its French and international clients’ projects, particularly in terms of R&D, marketing and distribution of products in France, as well as compliance with the sector’s anti-corruption rules.

Finally, Paul-Henry Devèze is involved in criminal health law and deals with issues of economic criminal law (deceptive commercial practices, anti-kickback or transparency offences), medical criminal law (liability of healthcare professionals and healthcare organizations, illegal practice of medicine or pharmacy), or relating to public health and health scandals.

In addition to his work as Lawyer, Paul-Henry is a member of a Comité de Protection des Personnes (Ethic Committee) in charge of the evaluation of clinical trials in France. He is also in charge of the AFAR working group on the obligations and responsibilities of the MD & IVD actors and intervenes as a trainer for the healthcare and life sciences industries in France and abroad.

  • Regulation of health products: medicinal product, medical devices, in vitro diagnostic medical devices, connected objects, etc.
  • Medical research law: clinical research, negotiation of intellectual property rights, financing, operations related to biological material
  • Legal status of healthcare professionals: professional practice, professional liability
  • Criminal health law
  • Experience in various structures dedicated to the health sector, in law firms, pharmaceutical laboratories and specialised chambers of the administrative courts
  • Founding of Devèze Avocat in 2021
  • Member of the Comité de Protection des Personnes Ile-de-France I, ethics committee in charge of CTAs evaluation in France, qualified by the Paris Regional Agency for Health
  • Lecturer in criminal health law at the University of Paris VIII Lumières and former lecturer in corporate law at the University of Panthéon-Sorbonne
  • Master II Medical and Health Law – Université Paris VIII Lumières
  • D.E.S.U Product liability and Clinical negligence – Université de Médecine Paris V Descartes
  • Criminal Institute of Paris – Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas
  • Master I Criminal Law – Université Paris X Nanterre
  • French
  • English
  • Responsible of the working group for medical device and in vitro diagnosis medical device at the French National Regulatory Affairs Association (AFAR)
  • Mentor – Legal & Regulatory for EIT Health, start-ups accelerator of the European Union
  • Member of the International Association of Yourn Lawyers (AIJA)