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Profile of registrant

SFL Regulatory Affairs & Scientific Communication GmbH

Identification number in the register: 31442479070-19
Registration date: 02/07/12 14:04:35

The information on this organisation was last modified on 06/06/14 13:41:41
The date of the last annual update was 06/06/14 13:41:41

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: SFL Regulatory Affairs & Scientific Communication GmbH
Acronym: SFL
Legal status: GmbH (Ltd liab. Co.)
Website address:


Section: I - Professional consultancies/law firms/self-employed consultants
and more precisely: Professional consultancies

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mrs  Shayesteh Fürst-Ladani
Position: Managing Director

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mrs  Anna Hallersten
Position: Public Affairs Director

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 7 Schillerstrasse 7 
Basel 4053
Telephone number: (+41) 61 366 71 61
Fax number: (+41) 61 361 94 42
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: SFL Regulatory Affairs & Scientific Communication Ltd (SFL) is a multi-national team with extensive experience in the pharmaceutical as well as medtech industries.

SFL’s core competencies are:
• Regulatory Affairs
• Public Affairs
• Legal Services
• Medical Communication

This enables us to understand and meet clients’ needs through every stage of the product lifecycle. Each team member has a proven track record in specific areas of expertise and an excellent understanding of the interconnectedness of the different stages and functions of the lifecycle of a product.

Public Affairs Services
SFL advises organizations on how to engage in the EU debate to shape healthcare policies and regulatory frameworks. Our team has extensive hands-on experience and proven success in contributing to EU healthcare laws and policies. SFL's public affairs team has worked in functions inside the industry as well as in the public sector. Our public affairs services comprise:
EU political intelligence (monitoring, impact analysis of coming/changing laws and policies, news updates tailored to client needs)
Engagement strategy (stakeholder mapping, strategic partnerships, working with industry associations, step-by-step plans to address policy and regulatory matters, support with drafting communication materials, coordination of workshops and debates)
Capacity building (training on Eu institutions and legislative processes, public affairs methods and tools, lobbying codes, advice on internal organizational matters to help clients formulate aligned positions and speak with one voice to regulators and policy-makers)

The SFL team works from offices in Switzerland and the United Kingdom, Europe’s key locations for healthcare product development. We support our clients by offering personalized and comprehensive services which, when combined, provide an integrated solution for products from the bench to the marketplace within one consultancy.
SFL offers expertise in the following product classes - drugs, medical devices, in vitro diagnostics, combination products, and ATMPs - and in a broad range of therapeutic areas.

SFL is an associate member of EuropaBio.
Level of interests represented:
  • European

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 4
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

Drafting and review of industry communication materials relating to key healthcare policy and legislative dossiers under revision by the EU institutions

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Competition
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Enterprise
  • Food Safety
  • General and Institutional Affairs
  • Internal Market
  • Public Health
  • Research and Technology


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

SFL is an associate member of EuropaBio

SFL is a member of the Drug Information Association (DIA)

SFL is member of The Organisation for Professionals in Regulatory Affairs (TOPRA)

SFL is a member of SwAPP

SFL is a member of Biovalley Basel - the Life Sciences Network

SFL is a member of the British-Swiss Chamber of Commerce

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Share of turnover related to representing interests to EU institutions on behalf of clients:
300000  € - 350000  €

Clients with turnover below 50000 €.
  • Nobel Biocare
  • Merck Serono
  • Novartis

Clients generating a turnover of 200000 € - 250000 €.
  • Roche

Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 0 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.