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“Strong position in the Life Science industry”, JUVE manual 2016/2017

“In the health sector, the focus on the industry initiated a few years ago is increasingly paying dividends.” JUVE manual 2015/2016

Life Sciences and Pharmaceutical Law

At RITTERSHAUS, lawyers specialised in various fields work together to resolve the problems facing our clients in the areas life sciences, health care and pharmaceutical law. This includes assistance with financing and corporate transactions, the comprehensive resolution of company law issues, the drafting of R&D agreements, in-licensing and out-licensing processes, the development of patent and trademark strategies as well as the defence of property right portfolios and know-how (litigation). " " The execution of and assistance with public licensing procedures and a proactive entrepreneurial orientation towards ongoing and imminent regulatory processes are also included in our range of consultancy services. " We offer specialist expertise on drug, medical device and drug advertising laws, further on the protection of health-related data, on genetic engineering and diagnosis as well as chemical regulations (e.g. biocide and cosmetic products) and on issues relating to the legal environment of hospitals. We also support our clients in the still developing fields of nanotechnology, neurosciences, robotics, e-health and biobanking, in particular in dealing with regulatory challenges.

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Main Areas of Expertise
  • Drafting contracts relating to joint research and development projects
  • Assistance with in-licensing and out-licensing, transfer of approvals
  • Development of national and international patent and trademark strategies as well as defending property right portfolios (litigation)
  • Assistance with drug licensing and certification of medical products
  • Drafting manufacturing contracts
  • Execution of and assistance with public licensing procedures
  • Drug, medical device and drug advertising law
  • Protection of health-related data
  • Law on genetic engineering and diagnosis
  • Law on the regulation of chemicals
  • Privatisation of hospitals, assisting hospitals and drafting appropriate contracts

“Strong position in the Life Science industry”, JUVE manual 2016/2017

“In the health sector, the focus on the industry initiated a few years ago is increasingly paying dividends.” JUVE manual 2015/2016