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Examples of Our Services

Our Pharma and Life Sciences Legal Services

Our Pharmaceuticals and Life Sciences lawyers provide a range of legal services to our clients, such as the following recent examples:

  • M&A Transactions

Advising and drafting documentation for a variety of corporate M&A transactions, including the acquisition of several high street healthcare products (baby and oral hygiene) for a leading over-the-counter pharmaceutical company, the disposal of a pharmaceuticals business that involved complex issues across four time zones and the sale of a large shareholding in a UK and Indian pharmaceutical company dealing with nicotine replacement products. 

  • Investment Agreements

Drafting and advising on an investment agreement regarding a £20 million investment in a pharmaceutical company by way of a subscription and loan.

  • Collaborations and Licensing

Negotiating and drafting the development and commercialisation collaboration of a new product combining a novel delivery system and an existing medicine.

  • Drug Safety

Advising and representing a client where its product came under scrutiny over alleged shortcomings in its pharmacovigilance practices and related liability and corporate reputation considerations.

  • Promotion

Advising and representing a company before the PMCPA Appeal Board in connection with a series of complaints relating to promotional information and press materials.

  • Reimbursement

Representing a client in its appeal against a negative recommendation by NICE on its cancer product.

  • Pharmacy Licensing

Providing cutting edge advice for a pharmacist with an application for a pharmacy licence based on unforeseen benefits.

  • Parallel Trade

Advising a large multinational company on parallel trade strategy, disputes with brand owners and two threatened judicial proceedings against the MHRA. 

  • Intellectual Property

Providing advice to a well-known pharma company regarding various patent issues.

  • Product Development

Drafting and negotiating product development agreements and licence arrangements for generic products.

  • Data Protection

Assisting a leading global contract development and drug manufacturing organisation with providing IT and Data Protection policies to its employees.

  • Novel Medicine/Technology Collaboration

Negotiating and drafting an agreement for provision by a developer of an app for measuring delivery of medicines.

  • International Supply Structures

Developing a suite of documentation for a specialist OTC pharma company for dealings with secondary healthcare markets including agency and distribution arrangements, warehousing and manufacturing agreements.

  • Bribery and Disclosures of Transfers of Value to Healthcare Professionals

Advising a client on establishing international policies and standard operating procedures to demonstrate appropriate risk management disciplines and compliance with various HCP ‘sunshine law’ requirements.

  • Innovative Pharmacy Services

Advising on and drafting a suite of documentation to create an innovative company structure with a view to enabling Clinical Commissioning Groups to commission services in its local area and contract with local pharmacies.

  • Online Supply

Drafting terms and conditions for supply to businesses and consumers of dressing, mobility and clinical care products.

  • Commercial Property

Helping a pharmaceutical wholesaler move to new fit-for-purpose premises.

  • Employment Law

Assisting a generics company with various employment challenges and negotiating the settlement of employment disputes between pharmaceutical companies and employees, including attending the Employment Tribunal.

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For specialist legal advice on Pharmaceuticals or Life Sciences law, please contact Paul Gershlick on 01923 919 320.

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Meet the Team

Our pharmaceuticals & life sciences lawyers have a broad variety of legal expertise and offer a full legal service to the pharmaceuticals & life sciences sector

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Tom Cahill - Commercial Law Associate at VWV
Senior Associate
Laura Barrell - Commercial Law Solicitor at VWV
John Zucker - Corporate Law Consultant at VWV

News & Events

Growth in VWV's Higher Education Team
Claire Turner, the former Director of Legal and Insurance Services at the University of Exeter, has joined VWV as a Consultant Solicitor.
17 Jun 2019
VWV's Private Client Team Grows Further
Our team in Watford continues to grow as Daniel Church joins the firm as a Private Client Partner.
14 Jun 2019
Biotech Leader Wins Innovation Award 2019
Dr Harry Destecroix of Ziylo has won the 2019 Pharmaceutical Industry Network Group (PING) Innovation Award, hosted by VWV.
1 May 2019

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