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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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Spritze mit Ampulle

News: 14 July 2022

Bayer verkauft mit Allen & Overy Nebido™ an Grünenthal

Allen & Overy berät die Bayer AG beim Verkauf ihres Mens-Health-Produkts Nebido™ (Testosteronundecanoat) an Grünenthal. Das Transaktionsvolumen beläuft sich auf insgesamt bis zu 500 Millionen Euro.

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Labor

Publications: 16 April 2021

SARS-CoV-2 Arbeitsschutzverordnung: Verpflichtendes Testangebot

Nach wochenlangem zähem Ringen hat das Bundeskabinett beschlossen, Unternehmen deutschlandweit zu verpflichten, ihren Mitarbeitern Coronatests anzubieten. Die Angebotspflicht wird in die SARS-CoV-2…

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Impfdosen

Publications: 03 March 2021

#Employmenttalk: Impfen

Nach sieben Ausgaben unserer Client Call-Serie rund um das Themengebiet Covid-19 möchten wir nun auf das Thema Impfen im Detail eingehen.

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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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UPC microsite

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Our Life Sciences and Healthcare sector focus 2022

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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