Pharma & Healthcare

They understand the way we work, which makes it easy to navigate the relationship.

Chambers & Partners Europe

Our Pharma & Healthcare team, also known as Life Sciences, brings together professionals from different practice areas covering all legal aspects of interest to companies in this sector.

The team is actively involved in advising this sector, covering a wide range of knowledge and skills, and bringing a global and holistic approach to advising this sector. The practice focuses not only on the R&D&I side of the industry, but on all aspects of the sector, from the conception and protection of innovation to its commercial development and issues related to competition, pricing and distribution. We also have experience in the field of medical and hospital services, as well as in home care.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Intellectual property: product development and licensing: patents, trademarks and other IP protection, strategic alliances, corporate and marketing partnerships, data protection.
  • Business and finance: public and private corporate finance, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, national and international taxation, corporate matters, including contractual issues and project finance and investment alternatives and strategies (banking and finance).
  • Competition: market entry and competition/antitrust - trade regulation, public procurement, international trade and unfair competition issues.
  • Litigation: product liability, commercial disputes, consumer class actions and intellectual property disputes.
  • Regulatory - market entry strategies, processes and issues, drug advertising, public procurement, administrative and judicial review procedures, including sanctioning procedures.
  • Taxation: corporate taxation, international taxation, tax proceedings, tax issues related to intellectual property and copyright.

All lawyers in the group work closely together, providing clients with comprehensive and coordinated advice, and have well-established and specialised expertise. This multidisciplinary approach is a distinctive feature that enables us to handle the full spectrum of issues faced by clients in all Life Sciences-related sub-sectors:

  • Pharmaceutical
  • Biotechnology
  • Medical Devices
  • Healthcare
  • Plant Health
  • Animal health and others

 

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Key Contacts

Irene Fernández Puyol

Partner

Daniel Marín Moreno

Head of Barcelona office

Acknowledgments

  • 2022
  • 2020
  • 2019

Chambers & Partners Europe 2022. Life Sciences

"They know our expectations and our areas of focus"

Chambers & Partners Europe 2022. Life Sciences

"They understand the way we work, which makes it easy to navigate the relationship"

The Chambers Europe 2020. Life Sciences – Spain

"They are customer-oriented and always provide an answer in a short period of time."

The Chambers Europe 2020. Life Sciences: Patent Litigation – Spain

"They are customer-oriented and always provide an answer in a short period of time."

Legal 500 2020. Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences

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The Chambers Europe 2019. Life Sciences – Spain

“They have very good knowledge of the regulation and are able to identify risks and problems immediately"

The Chambers Europe 2019. Life Sciences – Spain

"They are a very practical firm with practical solutions."

The Legal 500 2019. Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences

«The ‘experienced and responsive’ team at Gómez-Acebo & Pombo provides ‘comprehensive regulatory, reimbursement, public procurement and data privacy advice in the health and life sciences industry’».

The Legal 500 2019. Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences

«The practice has ‘an excellent understanding of the pharmaceutical sector’ delivering ‘concise, considered strategic advice with sound judgement’».
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