Life Sciences and Health Care

Our legal specialists have a sound and valuable knowledge of the Life Sciences industries and have commercial awareness of the reality of your company.

Life Sciences and Health Care law are quite distinct disciplines, and the practice areas are characterized by constant change and constantly intensified competition and regulation.

We focus on the process in its entirety; from idea through development to the finished product and our legal specialists offer advice within areas such as biotechnology, medicine, medical equipment, foodstuff and dietary supplements.

We provide legal advice to Life Sciences and Health Care companies in the following areas: 

  • Clinical testing
  • Intellectual property rights
  • Patent litigation
  • Production and distribution
  • Sales and marketing
  • Transactions
  • Contract law
  • Product innovation
  • General litigation
  • Competition law
  • Investments and M&A


  • R&D

    We assist you in all legal matters related to the research & development of new treatments or devices. Be it protection of your intellectual property rights, clinical research agreements and transparency issues, GCP and the relationship with the health research ethics committee system.

  • Deals

    An increasing number of co-operations within the life sciences industries require specialist advice from people who know the industry. Our dedicated team of life science specialists together with pragmatic and diligent specialists within mergers & acquisitions secure your deals. When you are co-developing, acquiring or selling IP-rights, forming joint ventures, investing or securing investments for future growth DELACOUR will help you strike the right deal.

  • Marketing authorisation

    When assisting life science companies with regulatory affairs, we draw on our deep experience in working with national and EU administrative authorities. We work in close co-operation with you and your specialists to make sure that your company navigates in the best possible way in the unique regulatory framework surrounding the life science industries.

  • Manufacturing

    We understand the legal requirements for manufacturing a medicinal product, a device or a dietary supplement. We know it is like no other products, and we understand the efforts and investments required to secure safe, quality manufacturing.

  • Distribution

    Each country has its own unique systems of distribution of medicines and medical devices. We are highly specialized in this particular area of law. We know the challenges, we know the stake holders and the drivers within distribution, be it of OTC or prescription medicines, medical devices or dietary supplements.

  • Go to market

    You are finally there. Ready to let your product reach the patients. You know how, and we know the unique law relating to advertising of medicinal products and medical devices, reimbursement, public tender processes and interaction with HCPs and patients.