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The health care industry is changing. This is particularly true since the introduction of the new law on health care market regulation. There are numerous developments in technological innovation and in the governmental policy in health care provisions. The health services industry is becoming liberalized.

Our lawyers and notaries are active in, amongst other areas, corporate law (takeovers and mergers, reorganisations and insolvency law), contract law, European and competition law, market influences on health care (marktwerking), employment representation, banking and securities and finance law and notarial corporate law including real estate. In all of these areas, there is a special focus on the health care industry. We make a good team with good lines of communication both internally and with the client in a fast and practical manner.

In response to your request, we have pleasure in sending a detailed overview of the lawyers and notaries that make up the team.

The lawyers and notaries active within the Health Sector Practice Group have, in particular, specific expertise in the areas of:

  • (Managerial) mergers and takeovers, venture capital and private equity investments;
  • Setting up cooperation’s between the health institution and third party(ies) and implementing these cooperation’s in contracts and articles of association;
  • Reorganisation through means of de mergers and mergers;
  • Corporate governance, in particular, advising management boards of health care institutions concerning policy making (also within the framework of, for example, medical technology risks);
  • Reporting mergers, takeovers and joint ventures to the Dutch Competition Authorities and European law (competition law, free movement of goods);
  • Market influences on health care, commercial initiatives and structures and regulatory legislation (i.e. private clinics and privatisations);
  • Procurement law;
  • Professional liability, disciplinary rules and insurances;
  • Managing director liability and liability for supervisory board members;
  • Commercial contracts and outsourcing;
  • Insolvency law;
  • Setting up of specific foreign and domestic projects and private health care institutions for the elderly and handicapped;
  • Employment law: relations between medical staff and the health care institution as well as compensation, reorganisation procedures;
  • Employee representation, position of clients and works councils.

In addition, the Health Group lawyers of Eversheds Sutherland have a focus on Life Sciences, the pharmaceutical, biosciences and medical devices industries. Various aspects are represented: commercial agreements, including research and development agreements, competition law, corporate finance, due diligence, mergers and acquisitions and IP, including patent applications and licensing.

Our clients in this industry are health care institutions and other health care providers, pharmaceutical and biotechnical companies and suppliers of medical equipment.

The Health Group lawyers of Eversheds Sutherland are supported by the Eversheds Sutherland International network of offices, many of which have specialists in the Healthcare and Life Sciences departments.