Simmons & Simmons LLP

Life Sciences Department

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What the team is known for Esteemed firm with strong teams in France, Belgium and the UK. Advises clients from the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries on a broad range of matters, with notable experience handling corporate mandates including collaboration agreements and M&A. Additional experience in contentious matters, assisting clients with patent and parallel import disputes and product liability litigation. Further acts on regulatory matters including questions on medical device and public procurement regulations.

Strengths One client praises the firm's "very good network around the world," adding that "their response time is fantastic."

Another describes the team as "very experienced, knowledgeable and deep in their analysis but also very good at making things simple."

Work highlights Advised Alpha Healthgroup on the acquisition of Diepharmex and the Audispray range.

Notable practitioners

Head of the Healthcare and Life Sciences group, Alexandre Regniault, is based in Paris and is a key contact. Olivier Mignolet in Brussels and Michael Gavey in London are additional points of contact.