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Life Sciences

Our global Life Sciences practice comprises a multi-disciplinary team. We act for companies and their investors across the industry, including in the pharmaceuticals, biotech, veterinary, medtech, diagnostics and healthcare sectors.

The practice operates on a cross-border basis and covers the full spectrum of legal support. We advise on mergers and acquisitions, commercial transactions (including licensing and collaborations), IP (both contentious and non-contentious), capital markets and finance, regulatory and dispute resolution. Our international network ensures that we have a ready resource of expertise in a number of jurisdictions, including those in emerging markets, and that we are well positioned to advise on cross-border work.

We have won a reputation for providing far-sighted advice to some of the world’s leading life science companies – including GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, UCB, Merck, Bayer and Novartis.

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Stephan van der Vlugt

News: 21 JULY 2020

Allen & Overy erweitert Patentrechts-Praxis in Düsseldorf mit Life-Sciences-Spezialist Stephan van der Vlugt

Allen & Overy LLP verstärkt seine Patentrechts-Praxis mit Dr. Stephan van der Vlugt. Van der Vlugt ist European Patent Attorney und kommt von Bayer, wo er seit 2006 verschiedene leitende Positionen im…

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News: 20 JULY 2020

Allen & Overy berät multinationalen Pharmakonzern GlaxoSmithKline bei strategischer Beteiligung am Tübinger Biotechunternehmen CureVac

Ein internationales Team von Allen & Overy LLP mit Anwälten aus Deutschland, Großbritannien, den USA und den Niederlanden berät GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) zu einer strategischen Kooperation mit dem…

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Covid-19

Publications: 26 MARCH 2020

Covid-19 Coronavirus: Änderung des Infektionsschutzgesetzes des Bundes

Nachdem die bayerische Staatsregierung bereits letzte Woche Pläne verlauten ließ, ein bayerisches Infektionsschutzgesetz zu erlassen, das ausreichende Grundlagen schaffen sollte, um im Notfall die…

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Life Sciences Hub

We report on EU and national regulatory, compliance, intellectual property and transactional developments in the sector.

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CRISPR microsite

The characterisation and optimisation of the CRISPR (also known as CRISPR-Cas) system for gene editing and other applications, is undoubtedly one of the most powerful and ground breaking advances in the history of biotechnology.

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Growth Capital microsite

Allen & Overy is an engaged and active player in the growth company ecosystem.

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Cannabis microsite

According to UN estimates, the global cannabis market is currently worth approximately USD150 billion annually. 

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An insight in to our Life Science and Healthcare sector 2020

Our global Life Sciences and Healthcare sector comprises a multi-disciplinary team. We act for companies and their investors across the industry, including in the pharmaceuticals, biotech, animal health, consumer health, med tech, and diagnostics sectors.

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