Clifford Chance LLP

Life Sciences Department

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What the team is known for Highly reputed transactional team with an expansive network, offering life science expertise in Germany and Russia, with additional capacity in France. Especially recognised for its pan-European M&A and competition work, advising leading pharmaceutical clients on cross-border collaboration agreements and acquisitions. Also active in product liability and patent law matters, with a leading patent litigation team in Spain. Further advises on regulatory matters including clinical trials and market authorisation.

Strengths One client emphasises the "great global reach" of the practice, adding that they have a "great understanding of business," and "show honest interest in the projects."

Another client highlights the firm's "in-depth knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry and legal framework locally and across Europe."

Notable practitioners

Global heathcare and life sciences group head Peter Dieners, based in the firm's Düsseldorf office, is a key contact. Ulrich Reese, also in Düsseldorf, Miquel Montañá in Barcelona and Torsten Syrbe in Moscow are further points of contact.