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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 upscale 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.

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Life sciences & healthcare

MHRA response to consultation on UK regulation of medical devices

15 August 2022
In-depth analysis

by Alison Dennis

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Corporate/M&A & capital markets

Advising Azenta, Inc. on its acquisition of B Medical Systems

9 August 2022

by William Belcher

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Competition, EU & trade

Casting the merger control net wide – the General Court's judgement in Illumina v Commission

29 July 2022

by Paolo Palmigiano

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Data protection & cyber

A European Health Data Space – EU Commission publishes draft Regulation

26 July 2022
In-depth analysis

by Thanos Rammos, LL.M. and Dr. Tim Jonathan Schwarz

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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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Synapse is our thought leadership microsite, connecting you with news and analysis on legal and commercial issues in the life sciences.

Visit Synapse


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.

Visit the patent map


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MDR Medical Device Checker

Our MDR Medical Device Checker assesses the likelihood of your product falling within the scope of the Medical Devices Regulation.

Access our MDR Medical Device Checker


Related events

22 September

09:30 - 18:00

Industry event

Pharma forum 2022

A day exploring the legal and commercial issues that matter most to pharmaceutical and biologics companies