To a great extent, the cooperation between companies and other parties involved in Life Sciences is coloured by the legal issues which are unique to the industry. MAQS’s Life Sciences team consists of lawyers with practical experience from the industry with a genuine understanding of the industry-specific issues which are particularly important to companies working in the area.
We offer qualified legal advice to both small and large companies active in pharmaceuticals/biotechnology, medical technology, and healthcare. Our clients also include investors, colleges, universities, hospitals, pharmacies, and foodstuffs and nutritional supplement companies.
Intellectual property law
We provide advice on intellectual property law issues, such as development and protection of intellectual property rights. We can put together tailor-made teams with specific Life Sciences sector experience for transactions as well as for investment and financing issues. We also assist by providing our clients with all types of commercial agreements in the area, such as R&D agreements, manufacturing and production agreements, licensing agreements, and cooperation agreements.
Our lawyers also have specialist expertise within the regulatory framework for pharmaceuticals, medical technology, and foodstuffs at both the EU and the national level. We have considerable experience representing clients before relevant public authorities in the sector, as well as with regulatory disputes. In addition, we assist our clients with interpretation questions regarding industry ethical regulations and industry agreements, such as the Pharmaceutical Industry’s Ethical Regulations and the Cooperation Agreement between the industry and the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions. Commonly recurring issues in the industry involve marketing, pricing, and subsidy questions, competition law questions, and public procurement.
MAQS’s lawyers in this practice group are a young and ambitious team with a genuine understanding of their clients’ businesses and industries. We offer creative and concrete legal solutions throughout the lifecycle of a product, from development through expiration of the patent.