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Life Sciences

Our global Life Sciences team comprises a multi-disciplinary group of professionals, acting for businesses across the pharmaceuticals, biotech, veterinary, consumer health, med tech, and diagnostics sub-sectors.

Our experts advise across the entire product cycle - from product development, clinical trials to market entry, advice on reimbursement claims in Germany and pan-European locations, and post-market pharmacovigilance.

The sector team operates on a cross-border basis and covers the full spectrum of legal support. We advise on mergers and acquisitions, IP (both contentious and non-contentious), regulatory, dispute resolution, commercial transactions (including licensing and collaborations) as well as capital markets and finance.

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 in the pole position to advise on cross-border work.

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News: 09 February 2024

Allen & Overy advises Sartorius group on EUR1.4bn equity raising

Frankfurt am Main - Allen & Overy has advised the Sartorius group on equity raisings with a total volume of EUR1.4bn. The transaction comprised the placement of 613,497 preference shares currently…

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Publications: 20 December 2023

UPC Insights: Security for legal costs

The UPC decides that the defendant’s financial situation and location matter.

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Blog Post: 17 July 2023

When is the composition of a product on the market prior art?

G1/23 – EPO Enlarged Board of Appeals of the EPO “available” (referral from T 0438/19) Under which circumstances can the public prior use of a product constitute prior art for novelty or inventive…

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Blog Post: 28 November 2022

Webinar - EU developments in pricing and reimbursement

Keeping up with current developments regarding pricing and reimbursement of pharmaceuticals is crucial for planning efficient and successful market access strategies. The regulatory framework…

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Life Sciences Talk - Blog

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Legal and regulatory developments in the Life Sciences sector.

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Our Life Sciences and Healthcare sector focus 2023

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, medtech, and diagnostics sectors.