About the Sector

Our team have a track record in acting for Irish and UK financial institutions, alternative finance providers, insolvency practitioners, developers and investors on asset, portfolio and project financing.

The life sciences industry in Ireland has grown remarkably over the last 20 years and has evolved from the 90’s to a new position of global significance.

The growth has seen Ireland become a natural hub for the biotech giants in a similar fashion to the infiltration of the big US data Tech companies. Ireland is now a leading location for pharmaceutical and medical technology companies such as Abbot, Allergan, Boston Scientific, GSK, Lilly, Medtronic, MSD, Novartis, Pfizer and stryker.

The uncertainty around Brexit will likely affect the Life Sciences market particularly in relation to CE Marking and Marketing Authorisation Holders, these issues aside a real opportunity exists also for businesses in this area who wish to expand their presence in the EU-27 remaining member states post Brexit.

As a major player, Ireland must anticipate these Brexit related changes along with the constant innovation and disruptive technologies in the sector. As Ireland’s tech law firm, Leman Solicitors is ideally positioned to help Life Sciences business to capitalise on the opportunities.

Our Services

Corporate transactions;

  • Equity investment and funding;
  • Mergers and acquisitions;
  • Group restructurings and reorganisations;
  • Asset sales and acquisitions; and
  • Corporate governance advice.

Commercial contracts;

  • Sales, distribution, manufacturing, research and development; and
  • IP licensing agreements.

Data Protection & GDPR compliance (particularly relevant for medical technology sectors who are collecting personal data through medical or digital health software applications).

Our Experience

The corporate team in Leman has significant experience in the provision of legal services to Irish companies and investors in the life sciences sector, including companies in the medical devices, diagnostics, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical technology sectors.

We advise companies in these sectors at all stages of their life cycle, ranging from start-ups to large multi-nationals.

Our Clients

A pharmaceutical company who develop and commercialize drugs to patients affected by gastrointestinal, dermatological and women’s health;

  • An Irish based breast implant manufacturer;
  • One of Europe’s fastest growing healthcare technology companies;
  • A fast growing Irish startup in the area of mobile oral health technology;
  • A leading international manufacturer of innovative healthcare and technology;
  • An EU based company specialising in advanced wound and skin condition technology;
  • An international business focused on promoting clinical data integration;
  • An international telephone health assistance company;
  • A leading provider of building health audits and solutions; and
  • A large company providing remote health consultations and technology.

Your Contact

Mark Roberts

Partner, Corporate, Head of Life Sciences

TEL: +353 1 639 3000

DDI: +353 1 669 7075

Email: mroberts@leman.ie