Health, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology
Our pharmaceutical and biotechnology group is an active participant in the pharmaceutical industry with a client portfolio that includes many local and international companies. We have played a key role in driving many industry issues including campaigning for the industry in respect of new legislation.
A hallmark of the industry is its heavy regulation, and understanding those regulations end to end and how the whole jigsaw fits together is one of our key strengths.
We know the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, the legal principles applicable and the practical issues and problems. We take a holistic view of these matters and understand the context in which they occur.
Our expert lawyers provide clients with advice on all aspects of the law as it applies to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries including regulatory requirements, intellectual property, technology transfer agreements, licensing, clinical trial agreements and trade practices. In addition, we advise in related areas such as venture capital.
We are heavily involved in new aspects such as those around stem cells, and make an active contribution to the many and various dialogues around ethical issues in this area.