Life Sciences

Our Life Sciences Group brings together professionals from different areas of practice covering all the legal aspects of interest to companies in this sector.

All the lawyers in this group work closely together, providing clients with comprehensive and coordinated advice, and have well-established and specialized experience.

This multidisciplinary approach is a distinctive feature that allows us to handle the whole spectrum of problems faced by clients in all sub-sectors related to Life Sciences, including:

  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Biotechnology
  • Medical devices
  • Healthcare
  • Plant varieties
  • Animal varieties

 

Our areas of specialization are:

  • Intellectual property: product development and licensing: patents, trademarks and other types of intellectual property 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/anti-trust - issues of trade regulation, public procurement, international trade and unfair competition
  • Litigation: product liability, commercial disputes, consumer class actions and intellectual property disputes
  • Regulation: strategies, processes and issues of market entry, advertising of medicines, public procurement, administrative and judicial review proceedings, including sanctioning procedures
  • Tax: corporate income tax, international taxation, tax procedures, tax matters related to intellectual property and copyright

 

See team

Key Contacts

Eduardo Castillo San Martín

Partner

Irene Fernández Puyol

Partner

Acknowledgments

  • 2020
  • 2019

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

Next generation partners

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’».