Europe Switzerland Life Sciences
Up and Coming
1Bär & Karrer LtdLife Sciences2023 | Band 1 |Bär & Karrer hosts a prestigious team with a stellar transactional practice, advising on M&A transactions and joint ventures in the life sciences field. The team frequently acts for high-profile domestic and international pharmaceutical companies and financial sector clients. The team boasts notable strength in regulatory matters, such as licensing and health insurance reimbursement. The lawyers also represent clients in proceedings concerning preliminary injunctions and nullity actions. 1HomburgerLife Sciences2023 | Band 1 |Homburger has a market-leading team frequently advising clients in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors on transactional and regulatory matters. The team also represents clients in contentious mandates, including patent-related litigation and arbitration. The law firm acts for clients on licensing and distribution agreements.
2Kellerhals CarrardLife Sciences2023 | Band 2 |Kellerhals Carrard is active in life sciences disputes before the Swiss Federal Court, including matters relating to pricing issues, distribution and patent litigation. The team also assists medical device manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies with financing mandates, as well as advising on research and clinical trial agreements. The law firm represents pharmaceutical companies in contractual and insurance matters. 2Lenz & StaehelinLife Sciences2023 | Band 2 |Lenz & Staehelin is a key team in the market with a strong transactional, regulatory and antitrust practice. The law firm often represents clients in patent infringement disputes and nullity proceedings, as well as disputes concerning trade marks and domain names. The team acts on second medical use matters and supplementary protection certificates. The lawyers have additional experience assisting with M&A transactions in the life sciences sphere. Lenz & Staehelin also advises on licensing and distribution issues. 2MLL LegalLife Sciences2023 | Band 2 |MLL Legal is a respected practice with well-regarded strength in patent litigation work for pharmaceutical clients, including preliminary injunctions and patent enforcement. The team has further experience advising on research programme participation. The law firm regularly represents clients in pricing and reimbursement disputes. 2VISCHERLife Sciences2023 | Band 2 |VISCHER is highly regarded for its work assisting biotech companies and investors with transactions and financing matters. The law firm is active on regulatory matters, advising on pricing and therapeutic applications. The team assists with disputes pertaining to insurance mandates. The lawyers also represent clients in agreement negotiations for clinical trials. VISCHER advises clients on the launch of new products, with experience in licensing and collaboration agreements for research and development projects as well as disputes concerning distribution.
3PestalozziLife Sciences2023 | Band 3 |Pestalozzi has a noteworthy practice advising on patent litigation, including parallel import disputes. The law firm is active on transactional matters, assisting with M&A and financing in the life sciences sector. The team assists clients with a range of matters, such as licensing and distribution agreements, as well as product liability issues. 3Schellenberg Wittmer LtdLife Sciences2023 | Band 3 |Schellenberg Wittmer possesses notable strength in medical device product liability proceedings and disputes involving drug development. The team is active on regulatory matters, such as distribution agreements and patent licensing agreements. The law firm has further experience acting on the sell side of transactions, with complementary support in competition issues. 3Wenger Vieli Ltd.Life Sciences2023 | Band 3 |Wenger Vieli acts for pharmaceutical and medical device companies on matters such as price decrease decisions and reimbursement. The team is particularly strong on regulatory matters, advising on product advertising and market authorisation. The law firm represents clients in product liability, trade mark and copyright matters. The lawyers further assist with data protection and competition law in the life sciences sector. The team boasts additional experience handling clinical trial issues.