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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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Publications: 20 January 2022

Kickoff of the UPC: UPC Protocol on Provisional Application now in force

On 19 January 2022, the Unified Patent Court (UPC) came to life as an international organisation. Now, the preparatory phase for the official start of the UPC system can begin.

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Publications: 09 July 2021

German Federal Constitutional Court paves the way for the UPC

As an international treaty the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court (UPCA) provides for the establishment of the Unified Patent Court (UPC). As a joint Court of the Contracting Member States, the UPC…

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Publications: 19 April 2021

SARS-CoV-2 Occupational Health and Safety Regulation: Mandatory testing offer

After weeks of tough wrangling, the Federal Cabinet has decided to oblige companies throughout Germany to offer coronavirus tests to their employees. This obligation will be included in the SARS-CoV-2…

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Publications: 24 November 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus and global employment law: Managing your workforce throughout the pandemic – part 3

In the third in our series of webinars, members of Allen & Overy’s Global Employment team discussed the significant issues and challenges that employers need to prioritise in relation to managing and…

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Life Sciences Hub

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Legal and regulatory developments in the Life Sciences sector.

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