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Life Sciences & Healthcare


With more than 150 specialized lawyers worldwide and the support of the Life Sciences Asia-Pacific Network (LAN), we at CMS are well acquainted with the scientific, commercial and legal aspects of companies in the fields of life sciences and healthcare. We have been working successfully and for many years with the leading companies in the life sciences sector in the areas of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, biotechnology, chemistry and agriculture. These include the world's leading pharmaceutical and medical device companies. In the healthcare sector, we advise and represent the relevant medical service providers (hospitals, networks of doctors, nursing homes, laboratories, doctors, pharmacists, etc.) and their associations.

Many of our experts have worked in life sciences and healthcare companies before joining CMS, gaining extensive knowledge in the areas of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, chemistry, biotechnology and medical services. By our active membership in the most important industry associations and our involvement in legislation, we contribute to shaping the legal framework for the life sciences and healthcare sector.

We regularly advise our life sciences clients in their day-to-day business, such as research and development (particularly in clinical trials), patent enforcement, market authorisations, advertising and distribution of their products, pricing strategies and reimbursement under social security law, as well as on all regulatory issues (compliance). We support our healthcare clients in particular in the areas of authorisations under social security law, professional regulations, data protection, tariff negotiations and tariff settings, planning (e.g. hospital planning, planning of highly specialized medicine), liability issues and compliance. If you need professional support with contracts or strategic agreements, require an expert opinion, plan a corporate transaction or are considering legal actions or are facing judicial, administrative or criminal proceedings, we will be at your disposal. 

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Edouard Milhac
CMS An­nu­al Re­view 2015-2016
De­liv­er­ing leg­al ex­pert­ise to trans­form your busi­ness