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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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05 September 2019
CMS Life Sci­ences & Health­care Glob­al Bro­chure
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...
Dec 2018
CMS Life Sci­ences & Health­care Sec­tor Group: An over­view of our Asia-Pa­cific,...
CMS has a truly glob­al Life Sci­ences & Health­care Sec­tor Group with over 300 law­yers and pat­ent at­tor­neys fo­cused on the sec­tor. Out­side of Europe, we are rap­idly grow­ing as a group and have teams in...
23 March 2021
On the Pulse
Wel­come to ‘On the Pulse’ de­livered by the Glob­al Life Sci­ences & Health­care Sec­tor Group A video/pod­cast series, On the Pulse, brings to­geth­er CMS law­yers and ex­perts to dis­cuss key in­dustry top­ics...

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20 April 2021
COV­ID-19 vac­cin­a­tion and test­ing in The Neth­er­lands - em­ploy­ment law per­spect­ive
Vac­cin­a­tion 1. What op­tions does the em­ploy­er have to en­cour­age em­ploy­ees to be vac­cin­ated? Can the em­ploy­er provide a fin­an­cial in­cent­ive to em­ploy­ees?  The em­ploy­er can al­ways raise aware­ness and...
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16 April 2021
Tur­key is­sues com­mu­niqué to cre­ate de min­imis flex­ib­il­ity in com­pet­i­tion...
On 16 March 2021, the Turk­ish Com­pet­i­tion Au­thor­ity (the "Au­thor­ity") is­sued the Com­mu­niqué on Agree­ments, Con­cer­ted Prac­tices and De­cisions of As­so­ci­ations of Un­der­tak­ings Not Ap­pre­ciably Re­strict­ing...
13 April 2021
The Fu­ture of Food: What makes Singa­pore an at­tract­ive des­tin­a­tion for...
This art­icle is pro­duced by CMS Hol­born Asia, a Form­al Law Al­li­ance between CMS Singa­pore and Hol­born Law LLC. In­tro­duc­tion Singa­pore has a bur­geon­ing Ag­ri­FoodTech eco­sys­tem. As the first coun­try glob­ally...
12 April 2021
Are CBD cos­met­ics on the way?
Ac­cord­ing to the CBD De­cree, en­acted by the Aus­tri­an Min­istry of Health, mar­ket­ing cos­met­ics con­tain­ing can­nabis or can­nabis ex­tracts is pro­hib­ited in Aus­tria. This view seems out­dated con­sid­er­ing re­cent...
08 April 2021
Crim­in­al li­ab­il­ity from the ad­min­is­tra­tion of the SARS-CoV-2 vac­cine: ex­clu­sion...
On April 1 the Itali­an Gov­ern­ment passed a De­cree ( Law De­cree no. 44 of 2021), that, among vari­ous meas­ures for the con­tain­ment of the COV­ID 19 pan­dem­ic, ex­cludes crim­in­al sanc­tions for man­slaughter...
06 April 2021
Hun­gary de­clares it law­ful to col­lect in­form­a­tion that a work­er is pro­tec­ted...
The NAIH, Hun­gary’s data pro­tec­tion au­thor­ity, has is­sued a guid­ance on how em­ploy­ers can law­fully de­term­ine wheth­er an em­ploy­ee is pro­tec­ted against COV­ID-19. Em­ploy­ers must ad­apt their in­tern­al policies...
06 April 2021
EU is­sues draft of Di­git­al Mar­kets Act aimed at cre­at­ing a new and fair...
The European Com­mis­sion has pub­lished a draft pro­pos­al for a new com­pet­i­tion law frame­work for large on­line plat­forms, called the Di­git­al Mar­kets Act (DMA). The Com­mis­sion pro­posed the DMA due to the...
31 March 2021
Ukraine re­leases COV­ID-19 vac­cine and bio­phar­ma­ceut­ic­al man­u­fac­tur­ers from...
On 19 March 2021, the Ukrain­i­an par­lia­ment amended the Law of Ukraine “On medi­cines” in part on the emer­gency-use au­thor­isa­tion for the COV­ID-19 vac­cines and bio­lo­gics. When au­thor­ised by the Cab­in­et...
29 March 2021
Na­tion­al Min­im­um Wage – Night­mare for the care sec­tor is over: sleep-ins...
Em­ploy­ers in the care sec­tor can breathe a huge sigh of re­lief. The Su­preme Court has un­an­im­ously held that work­ers who are re­quired to sleep at or near their work­place, and be on call, are only work­ing...
23 March 2021
On the Pulse
Wel­come to ‘On the Pulse’ de­livered by the Glob­al Life Sci­ences & Health­care Sec­tor Group A video/pod­cast series, On the Pulse, brings to­geth­er CMS law­yers and ex­perts to dis­cuss key in­dustry top­ics...
23 March 2021
The En­larged Board of the European Pat­ent Of­fice has giv­en a mo­ment­ous...
The En­larged Board of the European Pat­ent Of­fice heard or­al ar­gu­ments in Ju­ly 2020 con­cern­ing pat­entab­il­ity of a com­puter soft­ware in­ven­tion.  This rare event was video streamed to over 1600 pat­ent stake­hold­ers...
23 March 2021
UK Gov­ern­ment pub­lishes re­sponse to Fire Safety Con­sulta­tion com­mit­ting...
The UK Gov­ern­ment has pub­lished its re­sponse to the Fire Safety Con­sulta­tion (Con­sulta­tion), which was launched on 20 Ju­ly 2020 and formed part of the Gov­ern­ment’s ob­ject­ive to im­prove build­ing and...