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Food and Cosmetics

Our team regularly advises clients developing biotech products in areas including biotechnology derived proteins (such as insulin), immunologicals (such as vaccines and allergens), blood or plasma derived products, and engineered tissues.

Our Life Sciences team has experience of advising many cosmetic and food companies, including Cargill, LVMH Perfumes and Cosmetics, Primark, United Biscuits, McDonalds, Heineken, Kraft Foods Inc, Nestlé, British Sugar and Heinz, among others. We have advised on issues including health claims, composition and labelling requirements, and various marketing issues. Our lawyers know the issues the industry faces and understand how to deal with them. The team has the added benefit of being fully integrated into Allen & Overy’s broader Life Sciences team and benefits from insights and expertise from our dedicated Life Sciences regulatory group.

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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News: 10 JULY 2020

Allen & Overy advises on Immunotech Biopharm’s global offering and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange

Allen & Overy has advised the joint sponsors on the global offering and listing of shares of Immunotech Biopharm Ltd (Immunotech Biopharm) on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange under Chapter 18A of the…

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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.