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Life sciences & healthcare

Our Life Sciences and Healthcare team work with some of the largest pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device companies and healthcare providers in the world to a diverse collective of small-to-medium-sized start-up enterprises ready to up-scale their business, and many companies in between. We guide ambitious global clients within these dynamic and innovative industries through the maze of connected legal, commercial, and regulatory challenges.

We devise transformative business transactions for our life sciences and healthcare clients through strategic partnering collaborations, raising or placing capital or completing game-changing M&A transactions, and act on contentious matters such as patent litigation, product liability, and disputes with regulators.

Our Life Sciences and Healthcare team protects the value of our clients’ businesses enabling global expansion by providing practical, commercial recommendations on their complex regulatory, competition, compliance, and data protection requirements.

Whether our clients are in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device (including IVD’s), digital health, or healthcare industry, companies and investors value our ability to provide seamless legal and regulatory advice across Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Through working alongside our partner network, we can ensure global coverage, including the key US market.

Latest insight

ACM
Life sciences & healthcare

Dutch competition authority ACM fines pharmaceutical manufacturer €19.5 million over price increases of more than 1800%

22 July 2021
Briefing

by Bram Nijhof

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Patents & innovation

English patent torpedoes and the UPC

19 July 2021
Quick read

by Paul England, DPhil

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Patents & innovation

Anja Lunze comments on the UPC, with insights featured in Bloomberg Law

14 July 2021

by Dr. Anja Lunze, LL.M.

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UPC

The Unified Patent Court (“UPC”) and Unitary Patents

13 July 2021
In-depth analysis

by multiple authors

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Real estate

New research sets out vision for 2040 cities, with more flexibility, fewer commutes and tackling the climate crisis

13 July 2021

by multiple authors

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Our team

Please feel free to contact any of the people listed here for more information about our capabilities and their expertise in the Life Sciences & Healthcare sector in your jurisdiction. You can also search for a particular individual or see the whole team by using our people finder.

Tools and online services

We have developed an innovative suite of online products and resources to help you to understand and meet your regulatory obligations.

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EU Medical Device Regulation guides

The implementation of the EU Medical Device Regulation (MDR) and the EU In-Vitro Diagnostic Regulation (IVDR) is fast approaching, arriving in May 2021 and May 2022 respectively.

Our two comprehensive guides provide clarity for medical device and IVD companies who may find the sheer size and complexity of the regulations a substantial hurdle to their international expansion plans.

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Patent map

Our patent map is a unique online interactive tool which compares the patent litigation regimes across Europe.

It allows the user to select countries in Europe and instantly get answers to the key questions about the law and practice for patent litigation in each country.

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