Life science & Healthcare

Our expertise includes:

  • Regulatory matters 
  • Intellectual property law 
  • Marketing 
  • Clinical trials 
  • Licence, research and development agreements 
  • Medical equipment 
  • Product liability 
  • Capital funding 
  • EU and Danish competition law 
  • International tax law.

How can we help?                       
We render advice to Danish and international pharmaceutical and biotech companies and assist venture funds in investing in and acquiring life science and medico businesses.

Our lawyers have specialist knowledge of all the key legal disciplines, which are in great demand by life science and medico businesses and investors. In particular, we are experts on the law of intellectual property rights relevant to the sector, including patents; parallel importing of medicinal products; and the marketing, sale and distribution of medicinal products, medical equipment and cosmetic products.

We have extensive experience in conducting injunction proceedings and cases concerning validity issues, infringement of intellectual property rights and product liability.

Sector challenges
The life science and healthcare sector is subject to increasingly tighter activity and product regulation. Moreover, enormous research expenses necessitate ongoing capital funding and require uncompromising enforcement and protection of intellectual property rights, such as patents and the marketing of products.

Businesses must also respond to product liability issues as well as competition law matters materialising due to their business relationship with other industry players.

As a result, the sector requires value-adding and commercially viable specialist advice.

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Chambers and partners

Chambers Europe Rating 2016
-  Intellectual Property

What the team is known for Well-respected team best known for handling contentious medical patent cases. Additionally, assists with large data protection and compliance projects. Also active in the trade mark and copyright area, including anti-counterfeiting of products.  Represents pharmaceutical companies as well as many notable brands from other sectors. Boasts in-house EU law expertise.

Strengths The team is well regarded for its commercial capabilities. One client states: "It's excellent; it's commercial," adding that the team's advice is also strategic.

Another client notes the "relaxed and positive atmosphere."

Work highlights Represented Krka against Pfizer in a case relating to patent infringement that concerned Krka's medical product Pregabalin.

Assisted DSV with developing and implementing a data protection compliance programme across the entire group of companies. 

Significant clients Teva Pharmaceuticals, Louis Vuitton, Ford, eBay, Warner Bros.

Notable practitioners
Head of department Klaus Madsen has extensive experience in contentious pharmaceutical patent cases as well as in cases concerning IT and mechanical devices. He recently represented Krka in a patent case against Pfizer concerning the medicinal product Pregabalin.

Claus Barrett Christiansen is noted for his expertise in marketing and technology law and has represented clients in high-profile contentious cases relating to the interpretation of EU marketing law. He is also knowledgeable of EU trade mark and design regulations. 

Martin Dræbye Gantzhorn represents clients in conflicts relating to patents and utility models as well as assisting pharmaceutical and food sector clients with regulatory issues.

Christian Vinding Thomsen specialises in compliance and regulatory issues that apply to pharmaceutical and food products. He also assists with the transactional and commercial contracts related to IP rights.

Mikkel Friis Rossa enters the rankings this year on the back of strong market feedback. Clients describe him as "very commercial, straight to the point and solution-oriented." He advises on data protection compliance and has experience of handling large projects.

Chambers and Partners Europe, Intellectual Property

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Chambers Global Rating 2017
-  Intellectual property

Head of department Klaus Madsen has extensive experience in contentious pharmaceutical patent cases as well as in cases concerning IT and mechanical devices. He recently represented Krka in a patent case against Pfizer concerning the medicinal product Pregabalin.

Claus Barrett Christiansen is noted for his expertise in marketing and technology law and has represented clients in high-profile contentious cases relating to the interpretation of EU marketing law. He is also knowledgeable of EU trade mark and design regulations. 

Martin Dræbye Gantzhorn represents clients in conflicts relating to patents and utility models as well as assisting pharmaceutical and food sector clients with regulatory issues.

Christian Vinding Thomsen specialises in compliance and regulatory issues that apply to pharmaceutical and food products. He also assists with the transactional and commercial contracts related to IP rights.

Mikkel Friis Rossa enters the rankings this year on the back of strong market feedback. Clients describe him as "very commercial, straight to the point and solution-oriented." He advises on data protection compliance and has experience of handling large projects.  

Chambers and Partners Global, Intellectual Property

Bech-Bruun Recommended by Legal500

Legal500 Rating 2017
-  Intellectual property

Always within reach’, Bech-Bruun’s accessible team often represents clients in IP arbitration and litigation, as well as advising on compliance matters. Claus Barrett Christiansen successfully represented Rockwool in a design dispute with Papiruld before the Supreme Court. Clients recommend the ‘commercially mindedMikkel Friis Rossa, who specialises in IP contracts, strategy and data protection. Patent litigation expert Klaus Ewald Madsen leads the group.

Legal 500, Intellectual property

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