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Baker McKenzie

Life Sciences

2 ranked lawyersBand 2AustraliaAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Multi-skilled group with a well-established reputation in the healthcare industry, in demand for its knowledge of global markets generally and of those in Asia-Pacific in particular, facilitated by its membership of a well-integrated international network and buttressed by extensive in-house experience of employment in the medtech and pharmaceutical industries. Works with global pharma, medical device and healthcare corporates, offering a full suite of services from M&A and competition to IP, regulatory and R&D matters, coordinated, where appropriate, with those provided by international colleagues. Active in providing Australian and regional clients with seminars on the latest legal, regulatory and technological developments.

Strengths

The team is noted for its thorough and timely advice, a client commenting: "They give us decisions and advice promptly and it's always very considered, there's a lot of due diligence done to make sure the advice is sound and it has been very helpful."

The team earns further praise for the quality of its advice, another client noting: "They are prompt and provided good advice that allowed us to make clear decisions, and they're very practical and easy to work with."

Work highlights

Acted American Medical Systems in defence of a class action filed in the Federal Court of Australia on behalf of women who claimed to have suffered injury caused by the transvaginal mesh implants manufactured by the company.

Notable practitioners

Benjamin McLaughlin is recognised for his work acting for clients in the healthcare sector, whom he frequently assists on corporate transactions. A client comments: "He has an exceptional knowledge particularly with regards to the healthcare space and he's clearly very well respected in this space - he's approachable, very considerate and very wise in his counsel."

Elisabeth White is identified as "easy to work with, very knowledgeable and pragmatic" by one market commentator. She has an established practice advising life sciences clients on intellectual property and regulatory issues, and is described by a client as "commercial and responsive, a good communicator, level-headed and sensible."

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Australia

Life Sciences


Benjamin T McLaughlin
Band 2
Elisabeth White
Band 3