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Life Sciences & Healthcare

We ensure a healthy mix.

Especially in the healthcare sector, new – and legal – challenges are continuously being added. Like the technical and medical developments and achievements, the general legal conditions are becoming ever more complex too. On account of the increasing requirements, market participants often find it difficult to concentrate on what is essential, namely top-notch quality and continuous development.

That makes it all the more important to have someone at your side who takes care of these framework requirements for you. Not only do we have the necessary in-depth knowledge of the individual legal areas, we also keep sight of the big picture, which is so very important for healthcare institutions, healthcare providers and pharmaceutical companies. By having us as your partner, you can attend to your services, products, developments and ideas while we take care of what needs to be done “behind the scene”. We work so you can work.

Our services portfolio includes the following highlights:

Regulatory and administrative law

  • Advice in connection with regulatory requirements for market launches, sales, advertising, etc
  • Pharmacy law (eg licenses, in-house pharmacies)
  • Medicinal product law
  • Hospital law
  • Law on healthcare professions

Employment law

  • Drafting of employment contracts
  • Advice relating to working time arrangements in hospitals and other healthcare institutions

Antitrust and state aid law

  • Advice on competition law in connection with sales (eg in case of market dominance, pricing issues, exclusiveness, etc)

Commercial and corporate law / M&A

  • Collaborative practices (set-up, shareholding, succession, etc)
  • Pharmacy set-up under corporate law
  • M&A transactions in the healthcare sector (eg mergers of hospital operators, reorganisation of physician companies)

Litigation and dispute resolution

  • Advisory services for and representation of hospitals, physicians, manufacturers of medicinal products and pharmaceuticals, etc in liability cases
  • Correspondence ahead of a trial, perpetuation of evidence ahead of a trial
  • Product liability
  • Resolution of internal team disputes in hospitals, practices, etc

Public procurement law

  • Advice and representation in the procurement of standard construction works, deliveries and services as well as branch-specific procurement products (eg vaccines, medicinal products, ambulances, healthcare services, etc)
  • Organisation of tenders, configuration of PPPs, facilitation of contractual negotiations, support in the performance of contracts
  • Representation in review procedures

Data protection law

  • Comprehensive advice on the handling of highly sensitive personal data in all healthcare institutions (physician’s practice, out-patient wards, hospitals, etc)
  • Information on the admissibility and limits of using telemedicine
  • Data integrity when processing electronic health and genetic data (e-health)

Intellectual property and unfair competition law

  • Research and development agreements
  • Protection of industrial property rights
  • Assignment of intellectual property rights

Compliance and internal investigations

  • Introduction and refinement of compliance management systems custom-tailored for the healthcare sector (internal whistleblowing systems, compliance regulations, communication activities, etc)
  • Risk-oriented system analysis and stress tests to assess the effectiveness of compliance programmes that are already in place
  • Performance of internal investigations to clear up compliance violations, and support and representation in dealings with investigative authorities as well as courts

Real estate law

  • Purchase and sale of real estate used for business purposes
  • Conclusion of rental and lease agreements
  • Development of production and distribution sites

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