There’s no such thing as “run-of-the-mill” pharma and life sciences work – the sector is home to some of the world’s largest companies, pursuing cutting-edge innovations, negotiating huge transactions and fighting complex disputes. Only the largest, most experienced legal teams can aspire to add value.
It’s not the easiest thing to win litigation and survive regulatory attacks; it’s a very challenging field. On top of this, you are acting for some of the biggest companies in the world, and they are very sophisticated. In short, this means that the requirements set for an external advisor in the pharma and life sciences field are very high. They must be able to add significant value.
“Roschier… has ‘excellent knowledge’ and gives ‘brilliant customer service.’”
– Legal 500 (Intellectual Property)And there’s a lot going on in the field. The life sciences sector itself has been consolidating, and some pharmaceuticals originators are moving into production of generics. Small and midsize companies develop new pharmaceuticals that they commercialize through licensing deals and technology transactions. Small and midsize companies are further subject to mergers and acquisitions. Competition, already stiff, is increasing all the time as the generic industry tests the boundaries. And national and European regulatory frameworks are developing all the time.
Pharma and life sciences companies need lawyers with the strength and depth to handle long-running patent disputes, multinational transactions and complex regulatory changes. You need to have a real interest in, and knowledge of, the industry.
So, over the years, Roschier has built up a large life sciences group with a wealth of experience. The firm’s pharma and life sciences lawyers have the kind of experience that allows them to anticipate potential problems before they arise and to design innovative strategies to solve them. The team also has substantial in-house experience in the pharmaceutical industry, which ensures that Roschier’s lawyers never lose sight of the client perspective.