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Life Sciences & Healthcare

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We work with and have established long-term relationships with the top 100 life sciences 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 life sciences teams in Central and Eastern Europe advise leading global business groups in the sector on transactions, commercial agreements, compliance, investigations and litigation, very often across multiple jurisdictions in the region and beyond.

We can help you to navigate the regulatory landscape and to ensure compliance with both local laws and global policies.

With over 150 international specialist lawyers across CMS and the support of the Lifesciences Asia-Pacific Network (LAN), we understand the scientific and commercial as well as the legal imperatives affecting your life sciences business. 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 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.

Our Slovak office works intensively with companies from the life sciences sector. Our team in Bratislava provides comprehensive advice on regulatory issues and compliance with statutory provisions, as well as on issues specific to the sector, such as the labelling and advertising of pharmaceutical and cosmetic products and the registration of drugs and medicines. Furthermore, our experts will provide you with support in obtaining permissions to trade in medicines and advice on the various aspects of clinical testing.

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For­eign in­vest­ments in Ger­man life sci­ence com­pan­ies be­come sub­ject...
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15/12/2015
CMS Glob­al Lifes­ci­ences For­um 2015
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19/02/2015
Un­der the Mi­cro­scope
30 Apr 20
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17 Apr 20
Is a pri­vacy-friendly use of mo­bile ap­plic­a­tions to com­bat COV­ID-19...
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27 Mar 20
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26 Mar 20
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17 Mar 20
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In every coun­try hit by COV­ID-19, the dis­ease linked to the Coronavir­us, com­pet­i­tion and con­sumer pro­tec­tion au­thor­it­ies have been con­fron­ted with the vir­us's im­plic­a­tions. Gov­ern­ments, au­thor­it­ies and...