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2 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by Dentons

At the forefront of scientific developments and ethical issues in the life sciences and healthcare fields, Dentons’ Life Sciences team in Paris provides its clients with global capabilities in the respective legal environment. With a business-friendly approach, our lawyers assist clients with resolving global, local and industry-specific life sciences and healthcare related issues.

Partners Jean-Marc Grosperrin, Olivia Guéguen, Anne-Laure Marcerou, Julien Le Guyader and their team, work closely with the other Dentons’ Life Sciences professionals at a worldwide level on cross-border projects. They are know to be one of the most proactive and responsive teams in the market.

Areas of expertise

  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Corporate and Transactional work
  • Regulatory and Market Access
  • French and EU Competition, Distribution and Antitrust
  • Employment
  • Intellectual Property and Technology
  • Taxation
  • Compliance
  • Licensing
  • Anti-gift Law
  • Product Liability
  • Clinical trial
  • Litigation and Arbitration

Chambers Review

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Pharma/Life Sciences - France
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What the team is known for

Dentons is an exceptional firm assisting life sciences clients with a variety of corporate, financing, regulatory and IP mandates. The team often handles M&A transactions and corporate reorganisations, and acts on cross-border matters across various European jurisdictions. The law firm boasts an impressive client roster of pharmaceutical companies as well as businesses from the technology sector.

Strengths

One client values the firm's "exceptional skills," and highlights: "The lawyers listen to their clients, know how to anticipate issues and remain humble and friendly."

Work highlights

Advised Pfizer on the French aspects of its combination with Mylan to create Viatris.

Notable practitioners

Jean-Marc Grosperrin boasts a leading corporate practice, advising pharmaceutical companies on commercial agreements and acquisitions. One client praises "his ability to approach difficulties with pragmatism and practicality."

Pascale Poupelin remains a leading name in the market for her expertise in regulatory and compliance matters. She acts for major pharmaceutical companies before regulatory authorities. Sources describe her as a "very experienced lawyer who is well known in the market."

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Senior Statespeople

Members

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Anne-Laure Marcerou

Jean-Marc Grosperrin

Head of Department

Julien Le Guyader

Olivia Guéguen

Clients

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Abenex

Boiron

Bpi France

Dentsply Sirona

Essling Capital

Gilead

HRA Pharma

IPSEN

Imcheck Therapeutics

Kyowa Kirin Pharma

Lactalis

Medday Pharmaceuticals

Microport

Orion Corporation

Pfizer

Recordati

Servier

Verdoso

Industries

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Academic research centers

Biology labs, pharmacies groups, hospitals purchasing groups

Healthcare groups, including public and private hospitals, clinics, dialysis centers, special care units, nursing homes

Medical research institutes and foundations

Players in the medical devices, veterinary products, cosmetics, nutraceuticals, consumer health products, detergents, biocides, pesticides, food

Players in the pharmaceutical (princeps, generics, biosimilars, orphan drugs) and biotechnology industries

Service providers in the healthcare sector (e.g. CROs, CMOs)