Life Sciences & Healthcare

Mis­sion State­ment

The life sciences and healthcare industry faces numerous commercial and legal challenges. Demographic developments, globalization and intense competition constantly change the requirements for enterprises. The industry is characterized by intense competition and regular innovation. This is juxtaposed with a high concentration of regulations and close links to the most different fields of law. The legal requirements for enterprises are, however, laid down in many different laws, and are subject to numerous reforms. Askalane attorneys are experts in the different fields of law which are relevant to the industry and closely cooperate under one roof. Thanks to this interdisciplinary network Askalane offers its clients support in all relevant matters as a one-stop shop. We support clients above all in the areas of pharmaceuticals law, pharmacy law, food law, dietary supplements law, cosmetics law, and medical devices law in complex transactions, public procurement procedures, regulatory issues, data protection, and labor and employment law issues, and in enforcing or defending industrial property rights. In addition, we provide support in compliance matters.

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Key Ser­vices and Prac­tice Areas

Ad­vice on all Reg­u­lat­ory Is­sues

  • Product classification
  • Product labeling
  • Approval proceedings


  • Planning and implementation of compliance programs
  • Preparation and implementation of internal policies and processes
  • Designing contracts with legal certainty

In­dus­trial Prop­erty Rights

  • Applications for the registration of patents; patent infringement proceedings
  • Licenses
  • Applications for the registration of trademarks; trademark infringement proceedings
  • Protection of inventions and know-how

Data Pro­tec­tion in the Area of Life Sci­ences

  • Processing of health data
  • Implementation of GDPR requirements


Com­pet­i­tion Law

  • Defense and assertion of claims under competition law
  • Advertising, promotion, and marketing

Ad­vice on Labor Law Is­sues

  • Health and safety at work
  • Business transfers

Pub­lic Pro­cure­ment

  • Public procurement procedures in the services, supply and construction sectors
  • PPP projects in the health sector
  • Advising contracting authorities and bidders in procurement procedures
  • State aid law, in particular in the area of SGEI

De­vel­op­ment of Hos­pital Pro­jects

  • Project development
  • Building permits and hospital-law approvals
  • Legal project management