Industry sectors

 

Life Sciences and Healthcare

The life sciences industry, including medicinal products and medical device, is one of the UK's leading manufacturing sectors. It is also one of the most highly regulated sectors; the current UK legal framework governing medicines and medical devices derives largely from EU legislation.


As a result, Brexit could give rise to questions concerning the on-going validity of marketing authorisations and CE marks, result in disruption to supply of these products to patients and physicians, give rise to additional testing obligations for UK products being placed on the EU market, new export charges, and uncertainty regarding the future regulatory regime to be applied to medicinal products and medical devices.

We have been leading analysis of Brexit since before the referendum was promised. We have been collaborating with our clients and other experts to provide a holistic view of the related risks and opportunities. We are ready to help you to best address the evolving potential consequences of Brexit by delivering sound legal analysis, global perspective and active engagement with policy makers. 

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Brexit FAQ: Patent issues

07 June 2017

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Brexit FAQ: Commercial contracts

18 April 2017

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Brexit FAQ: Taxation and Customs

27 March 2017

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Brexit FAQ: Regulation of medicinal...

13 March 2017

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Brexit FAQ: Regulation of medical...

27 February 2017

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Brexit: Potential consequences for the...

09 August 2016

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Brexit: first aid for Pharma

19 July 2016

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The new Medical Devices Regulation...

12 July 2017

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The new Medical Devices Regulation...

21 June 2017

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Brexit – What's next for Life Sciences...

03 April 2017

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Brexit - What's next for Life Sciences...

06 July 2016

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Blog

Relocation of the EU Medicines Agency –...

02 June 2017

By Álvaro Abad "Spain is waiting for...

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Relocation of the EU Medicines Agency –...

08 May 2017

By Dr. Tanja Eisenblaetter "EMA" and...

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Relocation of the EU Medicines Agency –...

28 April 2017

By Elisabethann Wright The EMA is looking...

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Brexit – the end of parallel imports...

20 April 2017

By Dr. Fabian Pfuhl The United Kingdom's...

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Relocation of the EU Medicines Agency -...

01 March 2017

By Silvia Gardini and Hein Van den Bos The EMA...

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Relocation of the EU Medicines Agency:...

09 February 2017

By Riccardo Fruscalzo The EU Medicines Agency...

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Blog

Brexit: Could mutuality be the key?

01 February 2017

By Helen Kimberley With the UK Government firmly...

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News coverage

What does Brexit mean for life sciences...

20 June 2017

STAT Life sciences companies in both the EU and...

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Brexit: Three months on

06 October 2016

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Standing at the Brexit Crossroads -...

26 September 2016

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Hogan Lovells discusses implications of...

25 August 2016

Stephen Bennett, talks about the implications of...

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What Steps Are Firms Taking for Brexit?

16 August 2016

On June 23, 2016, British citizens voted by a...

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May could struggle to have her way on...

13 July 2016

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Businesses fear legal clashes as a...

30 June 2016

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Dealmakers wrestle with Brexit's...

24 June 2016

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