From traditional to cutting edge

The life sciences sector encompasses many different areas with a variety of legal needs. We have particular specialist knowledge of Scotland's life sciences sector, acting for those involved in all areas of the sector in all legal disciplines, calling on specialists from each of our teams throughout the firm.

From physical property to intellectual property, and from mergers & acquisitions to regulation, competition law and reputation management – we provide a full service for your business or organisation.

While we act for many companies who interact with patients, both in the public and private sectors, we also act for many of those whose base is in research and development. In addition we act for those who sit in between these two fields.

Often the needs of life sciences businesses are complementary and interlinked; treatment drives innovation and innovation drives treatment. From conception to commercialisation and from business to consumer, we can guide you every step of the way.

We have particular experience of medical devices, pharma, biotech, regulatory, insurance related, digital health and distance-based treatment matters. We also have in-depth experience establishing, structuring and acting for international life sciences businesses.

Our clients include:

  • Public health and regulatory bodies
  • Other treatment and care providers
  • Life sciences businesses
  • Biotech & pharma companies

Our knowledge of the sector means we can provide solution driven advice that takes account of key business and commercial considerations.

We are also connected to key industry stakeholders and can help to create networks which add value and help drive diverse businesses.

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Key life sciences services

Our team brings together practitioners with in-depth practical legal experience and expertise in key legal disciplines, which allows us to provide a complete service in the following areas: 

  • Alternative funding mechanisms, including crowdfunding
  • Banking & finance
  • Biotech & pharmaceuticals
  • Business sales & disposals
  • Business start up
  • Business structuring and restructuring
  • Clinical regulation
  • Competition law & state aid
  • Data protection & freedom of information
  • Debt recovery
  • Employee incentivisation
  • Employment law
  • Funding & investment
  • Governance
  • Import / export
  • Information technology
  • Innovation
  • Intellectual property
  • Internet law
  • Joint ventures & partnerships
  • Procurement
  • Product and device regulation
  • Projects
  • Real estate
  • Reputation management

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