Life sciences and pharmaceuticals

Our global life sciences and pharmaceuticals team is one of the largest in the world, drawing together lawyers with considerable industry knowledge and experience from a number of practice areas in key business centers around the globe. Our life sciences and pharmaceuticals team provides market-leading, integrated legal advice to a range of innovative biotech, medical device, pharmaceutical and life sciences companies worldwide.

“Acts for an impressive list of leading global pharmaceutical and healthcare companies.” Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2019

Our clients include some of the world’s largest innovative pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device, health technology and diagnostic companies. We also act for a significant number of scaling biotechnology and life sciences companies, as well as notable universities and academic institutions known for their research.

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 
  • Research and development
  • Risk advisory
  • Tax

Awards and accolades

  • Chambers Asia-Pacific, China: Life Sciences (International Firms), Chambers and Partners, 2019
  • Chambers Global, Asia-Pacific Region: Life Sciences, Chambers and Partners, 2019


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