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Life Sciences and Healthcare

Life sciences is a challenging and fast-moving sector with clients currently facing challenges related to patents and reimbursement issues in key markets.

Through these various stages of growth, our lawyers help life sciences clients take advantage of their valuable intellectual property rights. This can be through research agreements, licences, collaborations or co-marketing arrangements. We also help to devise patent strategies based on defending a client’s own patents and/or challenging a competitor’s patents and/or developing strategies to avoid infringing third parties’ patents.

We advise on regulation of chemicals (REACH) and electrical equipment (WEEE and RoHS), and on avoiding the infringement of competition law, whether through agreements, concerted practices or mergers and acquisitions. Our life sciences lawyers work with our public regulatory lawyers, who are highly-experienced in judicial reviews and work with regulators across the life sciences sector.

We advise on

  • The interpretation of and compliance with regulations
  • Interactions with competent authorities, including challenging their decisions
  • Data privacy issues around the handling of sensitive clinical trial data
  • Investments, whether through funding rounds, flotations or mergers and acquisitions