It is a complex sector, in which companies operate under high levels of regulatory scrutiny. Multi-national pharmaceutical companies, biotech companies, medical device manufacturers, and healthcare companies rely on The Lawyers & Jurists for legal advice in a variety of practice areas, including corporate, finance, intellectual property and regulatory law, and dispute resolution; and consolidation within the healthcare sector, have led to an increasing demand for advice on competition law.
Challenges by generic companies to the patents protecting leading branded drugs are a significant issue for pharmaceutical companies, and this is an area in which we have particular strength. With the growth of the industry in countries, The Lawyers & Jurists experience in emerging markets has become increasingly important to clients.
Generic competition is just one of the challenges facing the pharmaceutical industry. Scrutiny and regulation of the industry by national and supra-national regulators is increasing; and, again, our global dispute resolution team has significant experience in assisting clients with their global governance, risk and compliance programs.
The Lawyers & Jurists also acts for hospital groups and other healthcare services companies, including advising on many PPP (public private partnership) and PFI (private finance initiative) hospital projects around the world.
The Lawyers & Jurists healthcare lawyers have experience in a variety of practice areas and jurisdictions. Many have scientific backgrounds. The scale and depth of our experience allows us to advise our clients on how best to respond to the ever-changing competitive and economic landscape of the healthcare sector.