Pharmaceuticals and healthcare

NHS drops 11 firms from streamlined commercial panel

NHS Commercial Solutions has rolled out a new legal panel, with firms including Addleshaw Goddard, Clyde & Co and DAC Beachcroft winning places. The three firms have been reappointed to the procurement organisation’s framework, as well as Mills & Reeve and Trowers & Hamlins. A total of 19 firms have made it on to the new roster; new additions are Browne Jacobson, Sintons, […]

Walder Wyss advises SHS to invest in Swiss life science company evitria AG

The SHS V fund managed by Tübingen-based SHS Gesellschaft für Beteiligungsmanagement has acquired a joint stake in Swiss evitria AG together with AFINUM. The life science company supplies large pharmaceutical and biotech companies with customized antibodies for research purposes. SHS Gesellschaft für Beteiligungsmanagement is based in Tübingen, Germany and invests in medical technology and life […]

Gowling WLG advises Fertin Pharma in the acquisition of Tab Labs

On Jan. 7, 2019, Fertin Pharma A/S announced that it had acquired Tab Labs Inc. Fertin Pharma, headquartered in Vejle, Denmark, is the leading independent B2B developer and manufacturer of medicated chewing gum, primarily nicotine chewing gum used for withdrawal management in the process of tobacco cessation. Tab Labs is a full-service, private label contract […]

No5 acts for claimant in surrogacy and birth certificate test case

The High Court has granted permission for a challenge to the lawfulness of sections 35 and 38 Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 (‘HFEA 2008’) in R (H) v Secretary of State for Health and Social Care (‘SSHSC’). In a decision dated 20 December 2018 Pepperall J granted permission to the claimant (‘H’), a minor […]

Gowling WLG represents the Canadian Public Health Association in Saskatchewan climate change reference case

By Michael Finley, Jennifer L. King, Liane Langstaff Last week, the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA), represented by environmental lawyers from Gowling WLG, successfully moved for intervenor status in the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal reference case examining the constitutionality of the federal government’s Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act – one of the most important environmental and public […]

Schoenherr advises AddLife on acquisition of Austrian life sciences company Biomedica Group

By Christian Herbst, Denisa Lazarescu Schoenherr has advised NASDAQ Stockholm listed AddLife AB (publ) (“AddLife”), on the acquisition of Austrian life sciences company Biomedica Medizinprodukte GmbH (“Biomedica”). The acquisition agreement was signed on 26 November 2018. The total purchase price for the acquisition of Biomedica is approx. EUR 39 million, of which 75 % is paid […]

Serjeants’ Inn Chambers defends biomedical scientist on misconduct allegations

By Anthony Haycroft Anthony Haycroft successfully represented a biomedical scientist on a pro-bono basis in a 4 day Fitness to Practise hearing at the Health Care Professionals Tribunal Service in London. The registrant admitted to 5 serious blood checking errors over a 7 month period 4 years ago which could have been life threatening. He had […]

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