Our life sciences and healthcare team, with members across our European offices provides a broad range of legal assistance to medical device, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies as well as to regulators and to telehealth, e-/ m-health and care providers. 


Corporate transactions (including M&A, AIM listings and venture capital funding)

Advice on regulation of medical devices, medicines (including biologics) and including SPCs and data exclusivity Pursing and defending patent litigation for and against pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device companies
IP transactions, particularly involving patents and know-how Advising on the regulation of clinical trials Resolving investigations by or disputes with regulators
Contracts for manufacturing and commercialising medical device and pharmaceutical products Compliance in selling, marketing and promoting of medical devices and pharmaceuticals Advising on and assisting with bribery and fraud investigations
Software licensing contracts for mobile and e-health Compliance with data privacy laws Judicial review of regulators' decisions
Procurement contracts for delivery of services to the NHS Advising on anti-trust or competition matters Resolving commercial disputes
Clinical trial agreements Good governance and best practice of regulatory bodies Challenging procurement decisions

Fieldfisher's life sciences and health care clients comment on the excellent service that they receive from lawyers, who are recognised as specialists in their field of expertise as well as the sector.  Our life sciences team is represented in all of the countries in which we operate.  We work with our network of specialist lawyers in other EU countries and provide a commercial, solutions based service helping medical device, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies to compliantly get their products onto markets across Europe.

Many members of the life sciences team teach on the Cambridge University Masters of Bioscience Entrepreneurship (MBE) course, helping students intending to enter the biotech industry to understand the potential legal issues in developing a business in this sector.


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