Life Sciences

The Lex Mundi Life Sciences Group provides preferred access to our global network of top-tier member firms whose lawyers have broad, deep expertise in a full range of life sciences matters. These include medicinal products, medical devices, food products, food and nutritional supplements, cosmetics and chemical preparations such as biocides and crop protection products.

Our extensive network spans more than 160 firms in over 100 countries, assuring that you receive high-quality, cost-effective services for cross-border life sciences issues at the local, state, regional, or international levels. Because member firms offer unparalleled local knowledge and region-specific understanding, they can assist you with issues that range from identifying new business opportunities to anticipating and addressing market risks and challenges.

Members of our Life Sciences group provide legal advice related to the production, launch and advertising of specific products, all of which can be affected by strict regulations that differ from country to country. Our members also represent clients before governmental authorities and in court in litigation with public bodies, competitors and consumers. Additionally, they assist with investigations conducted by regulatory bodies, and they help to minimize the consequences of potential non-compliance and to develop and implement relevant procedures.

Because of the complexity of issues in the life sciences sector, lawyers in this group cooperate with other professionals in our network, including the Health Care Industries, Agribusiness and Product Liability and Product Safety groups. This not only enables our member lawyers to deliver seamless service, but also to adjust quickly to changes in law, technological developments and market shifts in multiple jurisdictions worldwide.

Experience and Areas of Expertise

  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Foodstuffs, including food supplements, enriched food, novel food and parnuts
  • Cosmetics
  • Biocides, detergents, pesticides and other chemical preparations
  • Medical devices and pharmaceuticals
  • Notifications, licensing and marketing authorizations
  • Regulations on production, market launches, advertising and sales
  • Sanitary and commercial quality inspections
  • Reimbursement and health systems
  • Litigation and appeals, mediation and arbitration

Connections to Even More Knowledge, Skills and Services

When your legal needs move beyond life sciences issues, lawyers in our network can connect you to the additional knowledge, experience, skills and services you might require from their full-service commercial law firms.