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Life sciences & Healthcare

We work with clients in this sector at all stages of innovation – from bench to bedside. We are a European and multi-disciplinary one-stop shop for clients in this industry and offer commercial and specialist legal advice, with a particular strength in medical devices.

We help companies to continually develop and grow their businesses within the strict regulatory requirements that apply to this sector. We have a well established team of top-ranked specialists, pooled from across the firm, who make it their business to know the industry and industry bodies inside-out.

Our European life sciences & healthcare team is so engaged with the industry and the industry bodies, we really know what is happening now. We know what the regulations are today and we know what they will be tomorrow and so forth. This means we can keep them ahead of the game when it comes to legislation and making sure that clients' businesses remain compliant and are prepared for what's to come.

In addition to ongoing regulatory issues, Life Sciences & Healthcare is a fluid, fast-changing sector; It is a competitive market, where there is often a tight squeeze on budgets. Clients are challenged with coming up with cost effective and pioneering ways of doing business.

As market leaders when it comes to providing advice to businesses that are highly regulated and those with business models that are driven by IP and technology, we can help our clients to be pioneering and push the regulatory boundaries. We are best positioned to provide robust IT solutions for new developments in this technological age - advising on new devices and advances in telemedicine to name but a few.

By pulling together bespoke teams from across the firm and various departments, we can help our clients thrive. Our team of specialists in areas such as intellectual property, regulatory, corporate & finance, information & competition law, understand the complex needs of pharmaceutical and biotech companies, regulatory bodies and medical devices clients.

We work with some of the biggest names in the business, both with domestic and international. With offices in London, Manchester, Paris, Brussels, Hamburg, Düsseldorf and Munich we can also advise companies on their pan-European needs.

Expertise
  • advocacy at regulatory tribunals
  • anti-corruption laws
  • cases before disciplinary panels
  •  commercial agreements
  • competition & EU regulatory
  • complaints handling
  • complex procurement issues
  • cross-border transactions, inc mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures
  • data privacy and security breaches
  • dispute resolution, arbitration and mediation
  • drafting and interpretation of regulations
  • employment
  • environmental issues
  • intellectual property
  • IP litigation
  • judicial reviews
  • legal compliance and codes on promoting and advertising
  • licencing procedures
  • parallel importation
  • patent infringement
  • patent litigation
  • product advertising and distribution channels
  • product liability
  • prosecution of cases before the fitness to practise committees of bodies
  • regulation of clinical trials and human tissue use
  • regulatory compliance issues
  • social security law