We have a long-standing professional involvement with some of the world’s largest companies in the healthcare and life sciences industries operating in Greece. As such, we’re the law firm of choice for clients seeking to address the legal challenges and issues which are inherent to this business. Our clients are active in pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, medical diagnostics, healthcare equipment and devices, healthcare services, vitamins & food supplements, life sciences products such as dermocosmetics, biocidal products and precursors, and in beauty & cosmetics.
Drawing on our vast experience with this particular industry, we provide comprehensive assistance in a range of different areas relevant to the business: this includes regulatory, compliance and public procurement assistance, commercial contracts, data protection, employment, customs and tax advice, as well as M&A and anti-trust services.
Our aim is to bring value to our clients’ choices by ensuring they stay legally compliant while maximizing business opportunities.
Compliance & ethics
We assist clients in matters related to compliance and ethics by advising on the interaction of healthcare companies with healthcare professionals, auditing related internal policies and applicable practices, and preparing codes of conduct, compliance programs and procedures to help clients manage compliance risks.
We deploy our expertise in pharmaceutical law to advise clients on operations licensing and on regulations for R&D, authorization, marketing, pricing, market access, labeling, advertising and promotion of medicines, health products and dietary supplements. We also undertake client compliance in those areas. We have also been developing significant experience in the regulation and operation of the medicinal cannabis business and the importation and marketing of other cannabis- related products.
We assist clients on public procurement matters, ranging from tender submission support to preparation and hearing of challenges and judicial actions against tender processes and awards.
We review, draft and negotiate different types of commercial agreements such as supply and manufacturing, distribution, co-promotion and licensing agreements, as well as relevant terms and conditions and contracts with healthcare professionals and organisations. We also advise on market access, parallel trade and supply chain management. Our aim is to protect our clients’ legal interests, while at the same time enhancing their business relationships in the best possible manner.
We undertake M&A work and support clients in all corporate, commercial and regulatory aspects related to their business expansion and reorganization, including due diligence, post-acquisition integration and anti-trust advice.
We advise on data protection and privacy issues associated with the sector, including GDPR issues, pharmacovigilance, collection, processing of patients’ health data and healthcare professionals’ personal data, processing of data in the ambit of clinical trials, as well as disclosure of data related to interaction of healthcare professionals with pharma companies.
We represent clients before administrative bodies and governmental authorities, handle issues of product liability.