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Eversheds Sutherlands Life Sciences practices provide a seamless service tailored to the needs of your business. Our presence comprises more than 100 lawyers, based in multiple jurisdictions across Europe, the United States, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Many have scientific backgrounds and practical experience within the life sciences industry. In the U.S., our substantial life sciences patent prosecution and litigation practice can provide effective support to companies based or doing business there. Wherever you operate, we are on hand to help you achieve your goals.

Experienced life sciences lawyers

We represent a variety of organizations, ranging from major global players to mid-tier and small companies across the pharmaceutical (both innovative and generic), biotechnology and medical device industries. We also advise research organizations and universities.

Our recent work includes:

  • advising on the use of apps to support promotional programs
  • a pan-European review of new product launch marketing materials for EU and country-by-country compliance
  • prosecution of pharmaceutical and biotechnology patent applications through our large U.S. patent team. We also have patent attorney capability in Finland and South Africa
  • patent litigation across the U.S. and Europe including Hatch-Waxman launch strategies
  • assessment of mobile apps as medical devices and advice on classification
  • antitrust/regulatory litigation in the context of pricing and market access
  • antitrust litigation in relation to parallel importation, including refusal to supply issues
  • regulatory litigation concerning data exclusivity
  • advice on clinical trials agreements and regulation
  • implementing an EU-wide privacy compliance program and preparing for the arrival of the new data privacy law
  • implementing a new European distribution system using the regulated broker system
  • advising on partnering deals and product launch compliance activities

The team also delivers advice on wider legal disciplines including:

  • commercial contracts, outsourcing and procurement
  • competition
  • corporate/mergers and acquisitions
  • dispute resolution
  • anti-corruption legislation
  • privacy
  • employment law and pensions
  • health and safety
  • IT
  • outsourcing
  • real estate
  • tax

Contact our Life Sciences team

If you would like any further information or need advice on life sciences matters, please contact our legal team.