With increased regulatory scrutiny, pricing and cost pressures, as well as the rapid developments in genomic technology leading to a more personalised approach to medicine and healthcare, businesses and organisations in the life sciences and healthcare sector face a growing number of complex legal and regulatory challenges in order to stay competitive.

Our International Life Sciences & Healthcare group works with over 50% of the world’s largest pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical devices companies. We have the largest patent litigation group in Europe and are recognised by major global directories as a top tier life sciences firm.

Our focus on business being changed by technology and the digital world enables us to support our clients operating in this rapidly changing environment. Our multidisciplinary team of 240 specialist life sciences and healthcare lawyers worldwide can advise you on every aspect of the business cycle of a life science and healthcare product or service, from incorporation through development to protection and exploitation of intellectual property.

We can advise you on:

  • Technology transfers and IP Licensing
  • R&D collaborations
  • Patent and trade mark disputes and IP strategy
  • Clinical trials 
  • Privacy and data protection 
  • Regulatory and data exclusivity
  • Corporate transactions (including fundraising, IPOs and M&A)
  • Competition law 
  • e-health,  m-health and digitalisation
  • Marketing arrangements and advertising
  • Pricing and reimbursement
  • Public procurement
  • Product liability
  • Employment

If you would like to know more about how we can help your business, please contact Heads of Group: Marc Martens in Brussels and Mark Hilton in London. 

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