Pharmaceuticals

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The pharmaceutical industry is facing a period rich with opportunity and uncertainty as businesses are confronted by the need to generate growth in a mature, competitive market while faced with increasing pricing pressures and contracting margins.

Blockbuster patent expiries and the entry of biosimilar products has seen innovative pharmaceutical companies change direction, resulting in a blurring of traditional lines in the market. Coupled with unprecedented collaboration between global players, this is driving innovative approaches to commercialising IP and transformative asset-driven transactions.

Combining deep scientific and technical knowledge, we apply our commercial nous and experience to anticipate and deliver innovative, value-enhancing solutions.

We partner with our clients at every level of their businesses to help them achieve their goals: from strategic advice on "bet-the-company" transactions and disputes to merger control, regulatory investigations, commercial contracts and licensing.

Our intellectual property lawyers, the majority of whom have scientific or engineering backgrounds, understand that innovation is at the heart of the pharmaceutical industry. We help the world's leading pharmaceutical companies to use intellectual property to achieve commercial outcomes and competitive advantage, and have acted on some of the most complex transactions and disputes in the market.

Our integrated pharmaceuticals team spans our network of offices, and together with our preferred, trusted local law firms, work as one to provide commercial solutions—wherever you operate. 

 

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Recent Experience

Sterling Pharma Solutions

Advising Sterling Pharma Solutions on its disposal of a UK based pharmaceutical manufacturing business by way of auction sale to GHO Capital

Abcam Plc

Advising Abcam on its acquisition of Expedeon AG's proteomics and immunology business for €120m

Lupin Limited

Advising Lupin, on the sale of its entire stake in its Japanese subsidiary, Kyowa Pharmaceutical Industry Co., Ltd. (Kyowa), to Unison Capital for JPY 57.4 billion (c.US$525 million)

Strides Pharma Science Limited

Advising Strides Pharma Science Limited, an Indian listed pharmaceuticals company, on the AU$394 million sale of its entire Australian business, including Arrow Pharmaceuticals, to Arrotex

Genus Plc

Advising Genus, a UK listed animal genetics company, on its strategic partnership with Beijing Capital Agribusiness Co. Ltd (BCA) to research, develop, register and market pigs resistant to Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome virus (PRRSv) in China

Impilo

Advising Impilo, a Nordic-based investment company that focuses exclusively on investments in healthcare companies active in the areas of pharmaceuticals, medical technology, healthcare services and other health-related areas, on its leveraged buy-outs of The Fertility Partnership and Viva Neo - leading European providers of fertility services, ultrasound pregnancy scans and hormone treatments

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