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Setting up a Life Sciences Business in the UK

Life Starters - Setting up a Life Sciences Business in the UK

The UK offers an unrivalled environment and opportunity for life sciences businesses, but there are key questions that UK startups need to address before reaping the benefits.

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What should I consider before starting up a life sciences business?

  • What do I need to consider in advance of any pricing and reimbursement activity?
  • What tax efficient structure do I use to maximise the returns and tax benefits?
  • How do I break into the market and supply to customers?
  • How do I set a price and gain positive national or regional guidance, or how do I avoid it?
  • Who should I employ to run the business?
  • On what terms should I employ them?
  • Can I employ workers from outside of the EEA?
  • Will Brexit have any impact on the plans I have for my business?
  • What do I need to consider when taking a property?

Life Starters is here to help. It is a one-stop shop with a specialist team of advisers that will help you to navigate the maze.


Who are Life Starters?

VWV

VWV provides legal advice to pharmaceuticals and life sciences businesses including: contracts and restrictive covenants when employing staff, immigration issues, commercial property issues for the business and executives, establishing the appropriate corporate entity, protecting the brand, commercial contracts, and tax and regulatory issues.

MAP BioPharma

MAP provides market access and public affairs guidance in Europe for biotech, pharmaceutical, medical device, diagnostics and vaccines businesses to help you achieve pricing and reimbursement across the EU.

Eventum Partners

Eventum Partners recruits senior level interim, permanent and NED appointments for health technology, healthcare services and life science companies. Eventum Partners provides a unique, transparent and outcome focused approach.


To discuss your market access, legal or executive recruitment needs, please contact us:

  • Paul Gershlick, Partner - VWV on 01923 919 320

  • Christian Hill, Managing Director - MAP BioPharma on 01480 832360

  • Darren Spevick, Managing Partner - Eventum Partners on 020 3670 1111

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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
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John Zucker - Corporate Law Consultant at VWV
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