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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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News: 26 MARCH 2021

En 2020, 29 transactions ont été empêchées par les autorités de concurrence dans le monde, soit 11 de moins qu’en 2019

La baisse du nombre de transactions interdites ou abandonnées au cours de l’année 2020 ne permet pas de conclure à une remise en question de la sévérité des autorités par rapport aux années…

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News: 12 FEBRUARY 2021

Allen & Overy conseille Biogroup dans le cadre de deux émissions d'obligations high yield et de la conclusion d’un contrat de crédit senior

Biogroup, groupe indépendant de laboratoires de biologie médicale présent sur le marché français et belge, a réalisé le 9 février 2021, par l’intermédiaire de ses deux principales filiales, une…

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Publications: 19 NOVEMBER 2020

La cour de justice de l’UE confirme que le cannabidiol n’est pas un stupéfiant et qu’un Etat membre ne peut en interdire la commercialisation

Aujourd'hui, le 19 novembre 2020, la Cour de justice de l'Union européenne (CJUE) a rendu sa décision très attendue dans l'affaire C-663/18 (Kanavape) jugeant qu’un Etat membre ne peut interdire la…

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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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Cannabis microsite

According to UN estimates, the global cannabis market is currently worth approximately USD150 billion annually. 

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An insight in to our Life Science and Healthcare sector 2021

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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Global trends in merger control enforcement

Record levels in the first half of 2018 and considerable contraction in the second.