The intersection of business, science, and the law poses unique challenges for life sciences companies. Morgan Lewis understands the ramifications of that critical connection, and our lawyers work efficiently and strategically to solve the business, transactional, regulatory, intellectual property, litigation, and related issues our clients encounter throughout the product life cycle.
Our global life sciences capabilities were developed specifically to serve the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and related industries, as well as the entities that invest in them, such as venture capital and private equity funds.
Morgan Lewis is a cross-border, full-service law firm that handles a broad range of matters for clients in the life sciences sector—from innovation and emerging-business issues through research, development and regulatory approval; marketing and distribution; product reimbursement; fraud, abuse, product liability, and intellectual property litigation; licensing and collaborations, mergers, acquisitions, and other corporate transactions; and outsourcing.
Our comprehensive cross-practice life sciences team is made up of more than 250 global partners and counsel, including more than 60 professionals with advanced scientific degrees. Our team members work from offices across the United States, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, with a network of additional resources in Latin America and Africa. No matter the location, we have the capability to advise life sciences companies on the wide array of transactional and regulatory matters they face throughout the world.
Morgan Lewis’s commitment to the life sciences industry is reflected in our participation in premier life sciences organizations such as BIO, including regional chapters MassBio, BioNJ, and Life Sciences Pennsylvania. Our lawyers are thought leaders in the field, publishing client alerts and articles on timely topics affecting the industry and presenting at industry professional conferences around the world on trending life sciences subjects.
Morgan Lewis has handled some of the most complex and far-reaching licensing and collaboration transactions ever accomplished for life sciences companies around the globe. Our clients include more than 1,000 life sciences businesses, ranging from large and mid-sized pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, healthcare providers, insurers, and product manufacturers to emerging biopharma, medical device, and digital health companies. We also advise companies in the immunology, virology, pharmaceutical chemistry, molecular biology, and bioinformatics industries.
In addition to global pharmaceutical companies, biotechs, and medical device companies, we count among our clients:
Serving life sciences companies from offices in Greater China, Singapore, and Tokyo, we are strategically positioned to provide essential legal, business, regulatory, and governmental advice across the Asia-Pacific region. Our local knowledge and global reach allow us to help clients achieve their diverse and ambitious business objectives in the region’s dynamic life sciences arena.
Our lawyers understand the critical connection between the law, business, and science. We regularly help life sciences companies—as well as entities that invest in them—with inbound and outbound business in China, Japan, Korea, Australia, and Southeast Asia, including Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, and Myanmar.
We work throughout the region to efficiently and strategically solve the myriad business, transactional, regulatory, intellectual property, litigation, and related issues our clients face throughout the product life cycle. Our command of local laws and regulations is particularly important to our advice on the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, antitrust and competition issues, and labor and employment matters.
Our multinational lawyers in Singapore, Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Tokyo advise clients doing business in the full spectrum of life sciences industry sectors. Across the region, our team represents clients on matters related to capital markets; mergers and acquisitions; licensing and collaborations; private equity; finance and restructuring; intellectual property; white collar, government, and internal investigations; labor and employment; and international tax planning. In addition to global pharmaceutical, biotech, and medtech companies, we serve other entities involved in the sector, including investment banks; private equity, venture capital, and royalty monetization firms; precision medicine and digital health companies; contract research and contract manufacturing organizations; institutional lenders; independent director committees; and management groups.