Life Sciences, Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Law, Welfare

pharmaceutical law

We provide clients with complete legal advisory on pharmaceutical law, healthcare law and product requirements, in particular in the following areas:

  • Life Sciences (advisory on import and sales regulations; wholesale and retail sale authorizations; licensing requirements; local manufacturing and distribution authorizations; labeling requirements; medicine testing and personal data protection issues)
  • Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Law (advisory on acquisition of hospitals and pharmaceutical companies, labor law advisory for pharmaceutical companies and health care providers, data protection matters and matters related to medical records and electronic files, generics, parallel imports, various regulatory matters, clinical trials and testing, and overall drug safety)
  • Life Sciences Investments and Financing (comprehensive legal advisory services on complex matters including also financing; our firm’s added value consists above all in strong relationships with leading financial institutions and investors in the finance sector, along with in-depth knowledge of the life sciences industry)
  • Healthcare & IT (Our specialized Life Sciences team has extensive experience in advisory related to electronic clinical records, including but not limited to the general design and regulatory compliance of the systems, copyright issues, and privacy protection including personal data protection)
  • Intellectual Property (legal services related to software development and sales, copyright, trademarks, patents, designs, and protection of trade names and know-how; comprehensive legal support in proceedings before the Czech Industrial Property Office and the Slovak Intellectual Property Office and before the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market in relation to the registration of trademarks, patents, designs and other intellectual and industrial property rights)
  • Antitrust and Competition (legal advice on mergers on the Czech and Slovak markets, merger notifications to the Czech and Slovak competition authorities; advising clients that enjoy a dominant market position on various types of behavior in the course of their activities and on agreements and other dealings among undertakings with potential impacts on competition; our advantage is that some of our lawyers previously held executive positions in the relevant competition authorities and are thus familiar with the practice and procedure of those authorities)
  • Public Procurement (our legal assistance to clients in connection with public procurement procedures includes complete organization of tender procedures and negotiations with bidders and contractors, drafting legal opinions on selected aspects of public procurement procedures, drafting documentation for public tenders, including procedures organized under Czech law and under the rules of international organizations, such as the European Investment Bank)

Pharmacy and healthcare law (Life Sciences) constitutes one of the key areas of our practice; our specialized Life Sciences legal team is comprised of six lawyers, including two partners.

Our office has considerable experience in providing legal services to clients doing business in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries, hospitals, biotech companies, and also other clients who need legal advice in this area of law. We regularly advise clients on complex matters related to the exploration of scientific breakthroughs and business opportunities including, but not limited to, legal services and facilitating related to capital investments, mergers and acquisitions and technology transfer transactions.

In addition, one of our key specializations is advising on corporate, M&A and financial transactions with significant life sciences components, where we can further draw on the resources of our own M&A team, which is composed of almost 40 lawyers.

Other additional specializations include advisory on medicine testing, data protection of pharmaceutical companies and healthcare providers, rights and responsibilities of patients, education, tenders with a medical or pharmaceutical focus, labor law advisory for pharmaceutical companies and healthcare providers, special healthcare (assisted reproduction, transplantation, sterilization, tissue and tissue banks, cells), legislation, administrative proceedings in connection with medical or pharmaceutical business, balneology, health insurance, protection of public health, and medical devices.

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