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With more than 300 lawyers, patent attorneys, scientists and academics’ across CMS and the support of the Life Sciences Asia-Pacific Network (LAN), we understand the scientific and commercial as well as the legal imperatives affecting your life sciences & healthcare business. We work with and have established long-term relationships with the top 100 life sciences & healthcare companies in the areas of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, biotechnology, agriculture and food, including the top 20 global pharmaceutical companies and nine out of the top ten global medical device companies.

Our experts, many of whom have worked in-house in your sector, have developed a shared capability in the areas of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices and diagnostics. With active memberships in major industry associations such as the ABPI, ABHI, BIVDA, PAGB, EUCOMED and EFPIA, we help shape the legal frameworks impacting the life sciences & healthcare sector. We regularly advise our clients on their day-to-day operational needs such as support with advertisement and promotion of medicine, public sector procurement, pricing and reimbursement, patent enforcement, commercial and clinical trial agreements as well as regulatory advice. Equally, when you need life sciences & healthcare specialist advice for strategic agreements, planning a corporate transaction or embarking on litigation (whether product liability or otherwise), we have a team that is well versed in the industry issues to help you.

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May 2020
CMS Life Sci­ences & Health­care Glob­al Bro­chure
Dec 2018
CMS Life Sci­ences & Health­care Sec­tor Group: An over­view...
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29 Apr 20
On the Pulse
26 May 20
European Com­mis­sion must ad­dress in­tel­lec­tu­al prop­erty and AI
The Com­mit­tee on Leg­al Af­fairs (JURI) of the European Par­lia­ment has pub­lished three draft re­ports re­lat­ing to ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence (AI). This note is about the draft re­port on in­tel­lec­tu­al prop­erty...
CMS Ex­pert Guide to Ad­vert­ising of Medi­cines and Med­ic­al...
22 May 20
For­eign in­vest­ments in Ger­man life sci­ence com­pan­ies be­come sub­ject...
In re­sponse to the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic, Ger­many has widened the scope of its in­vest­ment con­trol to in­clude nu­mer­ous life sci­ence com­pan­ies. The amend­ments to the For­eign Trade and Pay­ments Or­din­ance ("AWV")...
CMS Ex­pert Guide to a Leg­al Roadmap to Can­nabis
17 Apr 20
Is a pri­vacy-friendly use of mo­bile ap­plic­a­tions to com­bat COV­ID-19...
A Pan-European Ap­proach to the Use of Mo­bile Apps and Mo­bile Data With its Re­com­mend­a­tion of 8 April 2020 on steps and meas­ures to de­vel­op a com­mon ap­proach to the use of mo­bile ap­plic­a­tions and mo­bile...
18 Mar 20
#1ex­pert1minute – CMS ex­perts on the im­pact of Cov­id-19
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27 Mar 20
Man­aging clin­ic­al tri­als un­der COV­ID-19: New EU guid­ance is­sued for...
The COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic has had a dra­mat­ic im­pact on European health sys­tems, whose pri­or­ity first and fore­most is the treat­ment of pa­tients suf­fer­ing from this dis­ease both in the in-pa­tient and out-pa­tient...
26 Nov 19
Fu­ture fa­cing life sci­ence and health­care: A wealth...
26 Mar 20
European Com­mis­sion pro­poses delay­ing the May 2020 ap­plic­a­tion of...
The European Com­mis­sion has con­firmed it is work­ing on a pro­pos­al to delay for one year the date of ap­plic­a­tion of the new EU Med­ic­al Devices Reg­u­la­tion 2017/745/EU (the “MDR”) in light of the Cov­id-19...
May 2020
CMS Life Sci­ences & Health­care Glob­al Bro­chure
19 Mar 20
Ger­man Con­sti­tu­tion­al Court to an­nounce de­cision on Uni­fied Pat­ent...
The Ger­man Fed­er­al Con­sti­tu­tion­al Court has an­nounced on its web­site that it will pub­lish its de­cision re­gard­ing the Ger­man Rat­i­fic­a­tion Act and the con­sti­tu­tion­al com­plaint against the Uni­fied Pat­ent...