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Life Sciences

Our Life Sciences group is a multi-disciplinary team of more than 90 lawyers drawn from across our global network.

We have a reputation for far-sighted advice to some of the world’s leading life science companies and are described as "an efficient and client-oriented team" in Chambers Global 2010 Life Sciences edition.

Our support for pharmaceuticals, biotech, medical devices, nursing homes and other healthcare-related companies, as well as financial institutions operating in the sector, covers the spectrum: mergers and acquisitions (M&A), commercial transactions, including licensing and collaborations, intellectual property (IP) protection and patent disputes, capital markets and finance, regulatory and private equity.

Our international network enables us to deploy the skills of market-leading experts in a number of jurisdictions and we are well placed to advise on cross-border work, both contentious and non-contentious.

News & insights

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News: 18 SEPTEMBER 2020

Allen & Overy advises Apax Partners and its portfolio company Neuraxpharm on the acquisition of Buccolam® Assets

We have advised Apax Partners and its portfolio company Neuraxpharm Group, a leading European specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the central nervous system (CNS), on the acquisition of the…

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Publications: 29 JULY 2020

A hard pill to swallow: Belgian Court of Cassation provides clarity on patient informed consent

Setting the stage Since long, discussions in Belgium have been ongoing as to who needs to prove that a patient was sufficiently informed about his/her treatment and its potential complications. With…

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News: 20 JULY 2020

Advising GSK on its strategic collaboration with CureVac

An A&O team comprising UK, German, U.S. and Dutch lawyers is advising GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) on its strategic collaboration with German biotech company CureVac for the research, development and…

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health care sector

Publications: 03 JUNE 2020

Germany: Update on Foreign Direct Investment Screening - Health care sector becomes part of critical infrastructure

The German Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) screening rules were amended, bringing important parts of the health care sector under the regime applicable to critical infrastructure. Some, but not all,…

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Life Sciences Hub

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Legal and regulatory developments in the Life Sciences sector.

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