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Pharmaceuticals and life sciences

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With lawyers in more than 50 cities across the globe, our pharmaceuticals team provides market-leading, integrated legal advice to a range of innovative pharmaceutical and life sciences companies worldwide.

“International firm with regular activity advising multinational pharmaceutical companies on a variety of issues such as corporate, tax and currency exchange matters.” Chambers Global, 2017

Our deep industry focus and breadth of experience enables us to advise on all aspects of the pharmaceutical life cycle – from innovation, development, commercialization and exploitation to contentious proceedings before the courts and regulatory authorities. Our global presence allows us to closely track international market and industry trends so we may provide clients with proactive risk management counsel and legal advice targeted to the evolving life sciences landscape.

Our areas of work include

  • Antitrust and competition
  • Bankruptcy, financial restructuring and insolvency
  • Board governance
  • Capital markets
  • Crisis management
  • Corporate and commercial, including M&A, acquisition of rights and strategic alliances
  • Digital health
  • Dispute resolution and litigation, including product liability
  • Employment and labor
  • Governmental investigations
  • Intellectual property, including patent litigation and patent prosecution
  • Joint ventures
  • Licensing and collaborations
  • Private equity
  • Supply and distribution agreements
  • Real estate
  • Regulatory and compliance, including marketing authorizations, post-marketing surveillance and anti-corruption compliance  
  • Research and development
  • Risk advisory
  • Tax

Awards and accolades

  • Chambers Canada, Nationwide: Intellectual Property (Band 1), Chambers and Partners, 2018
  • Chambers Global, Canada: Intellectual Property, Chambers and Partners, 2017
  • Chambers Canada, Nationwide: Life Sciences, Chambers and Partners, 2018
  • Legal 500, Canada: Intellectual Property, Legal 500, 2017
  • IAM Patent 1000, Canada: Litigation and Transactions (Gold Band), IAM Patent 1000, 2017
  • IAM Patent 1000, Canada: Patent Prosecutions, IAM Patent 1000, 2017
  • LMG Life Sciences Awards: Canadian IP Impact Case of the year, LMG Life Sciences Awards, 2017