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Life Sciences & Healthcare

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Our dedicated Life Sciences & Healthcare team specialises in advising clients in the pharmaceutical, medical devices, cosmetics, novel food and agriculture industry. ​

We have extensive experience in serving our clients, who represent 80% of the leading industry players. Because many of us have in-house experience, we understand your unique challenges and needs and have the ability to provide you with hands-on commercial advice.​

Our team operates across all relevant legal disciplines involved in supporting this sector. This includes industry specific regulatory and compliance work, intellectual property matters and competition law advice. We also advise on commercial, data privacy, employment, real estate and corporate matters. Our expertise allows us to meet both local and international business needs of our clients.

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The team is recommended for its "specific knowledge regarding tenders and projects in the field of medical appliances."

Chambers Europe 2021

The firm has "an excellent knowledge of pharmaceutical regulations and a practical mindset."

Chambers Europe 2021

‘Speedy responses and practical advice in pharma and corporate law matters.’

The Legal 500 EMEA, 2020

"really brilliant" , "broad network" and that the firm "co-ordinates things well".

Chambers Europe-wide, 2020

"Really efficient and quick."

Chambers Global, 2020

"The firm is a reliable international firm that has shown us a deep knowledge of the applicable law and significant practical experience on relevant cases."

Chambers Global, 2020

"Extremely responsive and overall always felt that I was in extremely safe hands."

Chambers Global, 2019

"They are very well connected with their team; they really use the benefit of working together in their various offices."

Chambers Global, 2019

"The CMS team offers a broad range of expertise including regulatory, IP, and competition."

The Legal 500, 2019

In M&A the firm has a good reputation for working in the hospitality, life sciences and oil and gas sectors.

IFLR1000, 2019
05/09/2019
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...
04/06/2021
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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07/07/2021
COV­ID-19 travel re­stric­tions for non-EU cit­izens in the Neth­er­lands
1. Re­quire­ments for entry from EU and non-EU coun­tries Gov­ern­ment.nl an­swers the ma­jor ques­tions re­gard­ing trav­el­ling to the Neth­er­lands. The list of coun­tries from which it is pos­sible to enter the...
06/07/2021
Vac­cine com­pens­a­tion re­gimes in the Neth­er­lands
1. Are COV­ID-19 vac­cin­a­tions ob­lig­at­ory in your jur­is­dic­tion? Are you ex­pect­ing any le­gis­lat­ive changes to en­able man­dat­ory vac­cines for all or cer­tain people (e.g. health­care pro­fes­sion­als, pub­lic ser­vants...
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25/06/2021
Double pat­ent­ing: leg­al fact or fic­tion? (G4/19)
The En­larged Board of Ap­peal (EBA) has this week re­leased its de­cision re­gard­ing the is­sue of double pat­ent­ing. The concept of double pat­ent­ing will be fa­mil­i­ar to those work­ing in the pat­ent field. It...
17/06/2021
European Pat­ent Of­fice Ap­peal Board de­cision on ‘product-by-pro­cess’ bis­pe­cif­ic...
European Pat­ent Of­fice De­cision T0032/17 has some in­ter­est­ing points to note on the dis­clos­ure of tech­nic­al fea­tures con­ferred by hy­bridoma de­pos­it in­form­a­tion and the bur­den of proof in re­la­tion to product-by-pro­cess...
16/06/2021
CMS European Class Ac­tions Re­port 2021
First re­port on the true pic­ture of European class ac­tion risk, a key con­cern for ma­jor cor­por­ates 
16/06/2021
EDPB ap­proves first EU GDPR Code of Con­duct for Cloud Ser­vice Pro­viders
Fol­low­ing the sub­mis­sion by the Bel­gian Data Pro­tec­tion Au­thor­ity, on May 19 the European Data Pro­tec­tion Board (EDPB) ap­proved the EU Cloud Code of Con­duct with sub­sequent fi­nal ap­prov­al by the Bel­gian...
15/06/2021
New GDPR Code of Con­duct ap­proved for Cloud In­fra­struc­ture Ser­vice Pro­viders
The European Data Pro­tec­tion Board (EDPB) and the French Data Pro­tec­tion Au­thor­ity (CNIL) ap­proved the CISPE Data Pro­tec­tion Code of Con­duct of Cloud In­fra­struc­ture Ser­vice Pro­viders in Europe (CISPE...
04/06/2021
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...
04/06/2021
Video­con­fer­ence or­al pro­ceed­ings be­fore The European Pat­ent Of­fice (G1/21)
The European Pat­ent Of­fice (EPO) was due to hear the re­fer­ral in G1/21 on Fri­day 28 May 2021 con­cern­ing the ques­tion of wheth­er the con­duct of or­al pro­ceed­ings in the form of a video­con­fer­ence is com­pat­ible...
03/06/2021
The im­pact of a re­volu­tion­ary Dutch Cli­mate Change Judg­ment on com­pan­ies...
In­tro­duc­tion: re­volu­tion­ary judg­ment for mul­tina­tion­als in all sec­torsLast week a re­volu­tion­ary cli­mate change judg­ment was rendered with po­ten­tially great im­pact on com­pan­ies world­wide, es­pe­cially on...
01/06/2021
First in­sect product gran­ted nov­el food ap­prov­al in the EU
On 3 May 2021, the European Com­mis­sion’s Stand­ing Com­mit­tee on Plants, An­im­als, Food and Feed (“PAFF Com­mit­tee”) voted in fa­vour of a draft leg­al act au­thor­ising dried yel­low meal­worm to be placed...
01/06/2021
Some leaks can­'t be fixed
“Con­fid­en­tial in­form­a­tion is like an ice cube... give it to the party who has no re­fri­ger­at­or or will not agree to keep it in one, and by the time of the tri­al you have just a pool of wa­ter.” This...