Pharmaceuticals and healthcare

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 […]

Gowling WLG advises Immunocore on collaboration with Genentech to develop cancer drug

By Patrick Duxbury, Jenny Davies International law firm Gowling WLG has acted for leading T Cell Receptor (TCR) biotechnology company, Immunocore, on its transaction with Genentech relating to Immunocore’s developmental cancer drug  IMC-C103C. IMC-C103C is an ImmTAC® molecule targeting tumours that express the protein MAGE-A4 (Melanoma-Associated Antigen A4). Immunocore has partnered with Genentech, a member […]


A&O and Shearman lead in Boston Scientific’s £3bn takeover of UK plc

A host of notable names in the City have been drafted in to advise on the latest bumper deal in the pharmaceutical market, as Boston Scientific has tendered a £3.3bn offer to take over UK drugs company BTG. White & Case, Allen & Overy, Shearman & Sterling, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer and Travers Smith […]

Karanovic & Partners advises Precision for Medicine on its acquisition of Argint International

Karanovic & Partners advised Precision for Medicine, part of the Precision Medicine Group, on its’ cross-border acquisition of Argint International. The transaction is part of Precision’s global growth plan, and the company’s European footprint now includes offices in Edinburgh, Paris, Berlin, Geneva, Budapest, Bucharest, Bratislava, and Belgrade. The Karanovic & Partners legal team was led […]

Schoenherr establishes a new Healthcare & Life Sciences group

Schoenherr has established a new Healthcare & Life Sciences group to provide more comprehensive advice to clients active in the healthcare sector. Florian Kusznier, corporate/m&a partner and Andreas Natterer, dispute resolution partner and President of the European Food Law Association, will jointly lead the team, building on many years of expertise in this field. The […]

Ogier advises lenders on the development of the Finlaggan gas field

Ogier has advised on the £170 million development of the Finlaggan gas field in the North Sea by Zennor Pathway Limited. An Ogier team led by partner Simon Dinning and senior associate Oliver Richardson has advised on the Jersey law aspects of the financing for the development. The Finlaggan gas field was discovered in 2005 […]


Linklaters and Slaughters fees near $110m for Shire mega-deal

Linklaters, Slaughter and May and Davis Polk & Wardwell are among the legal advisers set to rake in more than $110m in fees after working on the bidding war for Irish drug maker Shire. Shire was eventually sold to Japanese company Takeda, although two of its approaches were rebuffed by shareholders before the eventual proposal, valued […]

Serjeants’ Inn Chambers advises Welsh Ministers in PJ v Welsh Ministers case

Today the Supreme Court hears the case of PJ v Welsh Ministers. It is about deprivation of liberty under Article 5 ECHR in the context of patients subject to a Community Treatment Order under the Mental Health Act 1983, and whether the First-tier Tribunal (Mental Health) or Mental Health Review Tribunal for Wales has the power […]

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