The firm’s about 400 lawyers, tax advisors and notaries provide comprehensive legal services in German and international business law, including regulatory and commercial advice in essentially all sectors of health care.
The firm‘s Health Care Industry Group looks after the interests of medicinal products and medical device manufacturers, health care service providers (such as hospitals, medical practitioners, laboratories, insurances), suppliers, financing institu- tions as well as professional organizations.
In terms of particular legal sectors involved, the scope of work ranges from regulatory aspects of EU and German manufactu- ring and market licenses, the laws and regulations governing preclinical and clinical studies, laws affecting health advertising, price regulations and health insurance, compliance rules in the relationships between pharmaceutical businesses, doctors and medical institutions, as well as product liability and malpractice issues. Further, the firm‘s full service approach extends to public and private procurement as well as M&A transactions in the health care sector, facility management, financing and German and international tax advice.
Internationally, the firm cooperates with leading independent law firms abroad. Several inhouse desks with special interna- tional and local market expertise in major foreign jurisdictions respond to referrals and instructions from clients and law firms abroad.
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