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Life Sciences

Our life sciences lawyers have legal, scientific and medical knowledge and understand the complexity of the business and regulatory environments in which our clients operate.

The challenges facing today’s biotechnology and medical device companies are greater than ever. For companies to take promising therapies from the laboratory to the market, they must protect those therapies from IP, regulatory and reputational risks.

We combine subject matter experience with considerable knowledge of the sector, including the scientific, medical, regulatory, commercial and enforcement environments facing our biopharmaceutical, medical device and diagnostics clients.

Experience has included advising:

  • An international pharmaceutical company, in conducting a legal due diligence prior to the acquisition of 3 pharmacies in Burundi.
  • A local pharmacy in conducting a legal due diligence prior to the acquisition of pharmacies in Burundi.
  • A leading hospital and Swiss clinic in resolving an employment dispute.

ESG implications of mine rehabilitation in Africa

In many African countries, mining is the backbone of their economies. Often, however, little consideration is given to environmental, social and governance (ESG) implications when a mining resource has been depleted or becomes uneconomical to mine. An appropriate legal framework that deals with mining rehabilitation is vital as part of sustainable mining.

Climate change measures and disputes

Africa is rich in natural resources, and several African economies are dependent on supplying or using fossil fuels, including South Africa, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Tanzania and Mozambique, to name a few.