Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare

The health care and pharmaceutical industry is growing across Central and Eastern Europe, and the region is poised to become a hotbed of health care related research and manufacturing in the coming years. Many universities across the Central Europe are conducting cutting edge life sciences research, and there has been a significant increase in companies manufacturing drugs and other health care materials here. This sector presents significant opportunity for companies in our region and investors everywhere.

PRK Partners can advise pharmaceutical companies through all phases of a pharmaceutical project, from R&D to manufacturing and sale. Our team can help clients with matters rooted in a wide range of practice areas, including dispute resolution , M&A , employment and intellectual property . We can also help guide companies through the strict regulations that control the industry and through anti-trust and competition issues .

Notable experience:

  • Provide ongoing corporate and anti-trust advice to Alliance Boots, a leading global pharmaceuticals distributor.
  • Provided Czech legal advice to Siemens and Freshfields in connection with Siemens’ acquisition of Bayer’s in-vitro diagnostics business.
  • Offered counsel on the secondment of employees around the EU for a Czech pharmaceutical company.
  • Provided counsel to an international pharmaceutical company in connection with the acquisition of several Czech pharmaceutical distributors.
  • Represented a major pharmaceutical company in a court dispute with a former member of management, who had been dismissed for unethical behaviour.
  • Assisted with the implementation of a whistle blowing policy at a transnational pharmaceutical company.
  • Gave legal support to a manager of a pharmaceutical company on the termination of her employment and negotiated her severance package.
  • Advised a multinational pharmaceutical company with respect to documentation and the Czech legal regulations related to clinical drug trials.