The main specialization field of MKM + PARTNER in the Pharmaceuticals sector is the chemical-pharmaceutical industry. In particular, we are dedicated to companies that specialize in pharmaceutical research, clinical trials as well as manufacturing and distribution of pharmaceutical products.

The market for research, production and distribution of pharmaceutical products is heavily regulated. Companies must comply with the legal requirements for the harmonization of the European drug market, specific requirements for the protection of the health of test subjects and consumers as well as special data protection regulations regarding the use of test subjects’ data in research and clinical trials.

Products brought to market may only be advertised within the framework of strict regulations. At the same time, rapid progress is taking place in the field of medicine and pharmacy. The advancing young sector of digital healthcare is a prominent example of this.

Our services for the Pharmaceuticals industry sector:

Intellectual Property

  • Advice on the Drug Advertising Law
  • Advice on trademark and design law
  • Drafting and reviewing research and development contracts
  • Compliance consulting
  • Drafting of licensing and know-how contracts

Data protection law

  • Advice on data protection law
  • Data protection contract management and contract design in international clinical trials
  • Data protection in clinical trials and advice on publication requirements in public study databases
  • Implementation of compliance requirements under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • Advice on online shipping of medicines
  • Advice on the creation, customizing and implementation of software
  • Consulting and preparation of IT contracts and IT compliance

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Acquisition and sale of companies in the chemical-pharmaceutical industry
  • Participation in research projects
  • Creation of joint ventures and partnerships
  • Restructuring

Procurement law

  • Advice on public procurement law in case of discount agreements with health insurance companies
  • Participation in and design of calls for tenders in the healthcare sector

Commercial and corporate law

  • Advice and contract design for the wholesale of pharmaceuticals and co-distribution
  • Contract design for the contract manufacturing of medicinal products
  • Contract design for the storage of medicinal products
  • International trade and distribution contracts

Labour law

  • Labour law in the context of sale of the company
  • Private and public collective bargaining and service contract law