Life Sciences & Healthcare

The Life Sciences & Healthcare team, composed of professionals with many years of experience in the industry, offers highly-specialised, multidisciplinary legal assistance, guiding our clients in the numerous legal and commercial challenges characterising this industry.

Our strength is our specialised knowledge of the life sciences research and innovation ecosystem and of the entire cycle of development, production and distribution of related products and services. The experience of our professionals is built on many years of collaboration with various market players, including pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, manufacturers of medical devices and diagnostic systems, start-ups and spin-offs, informal investors, venture capital funds, corporate venture capital, academic entities and preclinical and clinical research organisations.

We also have specific expertise in highly complex and emerging sectors, including advanced therapies (e.g. gene therapy, cell therapy), digital health, med tech, artificial intelligence and blockchain technology applied to the life sciences and healthcare industry.

Our clients appreciate our team’s ability to provide assistance tailored to their needs, for example with regard to extraordinary corporate transactions (such as in venture capital and private equity contexts), financing or turn-around transactions; technology transfers; protection and development of intangible assets (such as patents and know-how); drafting, review and negotiation of all typical commercial agreements (including purchase agreements, licensing and co-ownership of IP rights, R&D agreements, agreements for clinical trials, MTA, agreements with CRO, CDMO); management of relations with employees who developed specific inventions and know-how; marketing and advertising; privacy and data protection; assistance in audit procedures and in litigation matters before courts or arbitration authorities for breach of contractual and claims in tort (including litigation regarding IP rights, unfair commercial practices, acts of unfair competition and product liability).