A&O Life Sciences regulatory team

Our Life Sciences Practice comprises a team of regulatory specialists qualified in several EU jurisdictions.

Complete regulatory offering

Our team provides regulatory support to many of the world’s largest companies operating in the Life Sciences sector, with a focus on pharmaceuticals, medical devices, food and beverages, and cosmetics.

We help clients navigate complex regulatory challenges in relation to the whole lifecycle of their products, from R&D and market approval to promotion and advertising. We also advise on the ethical rules applicable to the life sciences industry, specifically in relation to its interactions with healthcare professionals. Clients seek our support in relation to all sorts of matters, from their daily business operations to their most complex and high-profile strategic decisions.

Cross-practice synergies

Our regulatory practice is fully integrated with the other practices of the firm. In addition to advising clients on stand-alone regulatory matters, our team provides the necessary industry knowledge and strategic regulatory assistance in a wide range of contexts, including patent litigation, M&A and other commercial transactions, contracts, product liability, anti-bribery, data protection and competition law. This is why our clients include not only manufacturers of regulated products, but also other businesses operating in the Life Sciences sector, such as online distributors, IT and outsourced service providers, banks and investment funds.

In addition, we bring together lawyers with various backgrounds and specialisations, including lawyers with a technical or scientific background, which gives us in-depth understanding of our clients’ markets and needs.

Cross-border approach

We have substantial experience advising on multi-jurisdictional matters. From our Life Sciences regulatory hub, encompassing lawyers qualified in several EU jurisdictions, we coordinate work across borders and act as a single point of interface with our clients. This unified approach enables us to offer a “one-stop-shop” mechanism to our clients ensuring efficient, high quality and coordinated advice.

Our life sciences hub has been recognised by Chambers Global (Life Sciences: Global-wide).

This trusted team is passionate about and really knows the industry” (Chambers & Partners Pharma/Life Sciences)

This magic circle firm stands out for its flourishing life sciences hub in Paris” (Chambers Global – Life Sciences: Global-wide)

Allen & Overy LLP is instructed by leading laboratories and also has strong regulatory expertise” (Legal 500 EMEA: Health and Life Sciences)

Advises clients on regulatory issues relating to emerging technologies such as biosimilars and medical apps” (Legal 500 EMEA: Health and Life Sciences)

A multidisciplinary team that provides extensive support to international clients across all key areas within life sciences. Significant expertise in regulatory issues particularly in regards the pharmaceutical industry” (Chambers and Partners)