Our lawyers have extensive experience and a deep understanding of the specific business issues and complex market conditions of the digital world. We provide specialist advice, integrated across a range of legal disciplines, and a global full-service offering.
Digital technology is revolutionising the healthcare industry. From robotic surgeons and wearable devices that measure and record vital signs, to smartphone Apps that detect diseases and new platforms for analysing medical data, things are changing fast. In order to reap the benefits of this revolution it is becoming increasingly important for industry players to navigate a myriad of legal issues. These include issues relating to data protection, regulatory requirements, liability and, more generally, corporate and commercial transactions. The team at Linklaters has the industry knowledge, technical expertise and global footprint that is necessary for advising on these legal issues.
Commercialisation and portfolio management
Liability, Disputes and Investigations
Our key experience spanning across the above areas includes:
- Providing multi-jurisdictional regulatory advice to a global healthcare manufacturer on the regulatory frameworks governing the treatment of “well-being” and “health” data, the transfer of health data internationally, the use of certified hosting facilities for storing health data and the advertising of medical equipment
- Advising McKesson on the sale of its European healthcare technology operations, which provide information technology systems that manage the flow of information between departments and organizations to assist health and social care practitioners in delivering improved outcomes to patients
- Providing multi-jurisdictional advice to a global healthcare manufacturer on the commercialisation of a tele-monitoring and patient management application designed to monitor and optimise the treatment of patients who suffer from sleeping disorders
- Advising a number of NGOs on the regulatory issues affecting the collection and centralised electronic storage of medical information obtained by doctors from their work in emerging markets, and in relation to the data centre solution for the same
- Advising Elsevier Limited on its acquisition of 100% of InferMed Limited, a clinical decision support (CDS) technology company that is a leader in providing software and services to the healthcare, pharmaceutical, and clinical research sectors
- Advising a pharmaceutical company on the tailoring of its contractual arrangements with technology providers to cater for digital health projects
- Advising Johnson & Johnson on the competition law issues relating to its JV with Google for the creation of a comprehensive surgical solutions platform that will incorporate leading-edge robotic capabilities and best-in-class medical device technology
- Advising Wyeth (now Pfizer) on a joint venture with Mobistar (Orange Group) for the commercialisation of an application for haemophiliac patients