HEALTHCARE PRODUCTS AND TECHNOLOGY

The healthcare products and technology sector is one of high added value. It is very innovative and is experiencing growing expansion. Gómez Acebo & Pombo has available a multi-disciplinary team specializing in this sector, formed by lawyers from various areas of legal practice. This specialization allows the Gómez Acebo & Pombo team to ascertain in-depth the needs of the sector (with experience in each of its sub-sectors) and the challenges which these companies confront on a day-to-day basis.

We assist our clients in achieving their goals and advancing in their businesses by guiding them in a highly-regulated sector. Our goal is to provide value to the client through the presentation of solutions in light of the client’s concerns or legal doubts. We advise our clients proactively on the legal obligations they must take into consideration in order to operate adequately in this sector.

Our team provides integral advice on all phases of our clients’ businesses; both on day-to-day decisions as well as on key strategic moments of the business, such as the protection of its innovations, the first commercialization and marketing of a product, strategic alliances or mergers and acquisitions involving other companies.

Our clients are both national and international businesses, companies that are leaders in this field with whom we have been working for years. We also have among our clients newly-created companies, innovative companies and companies undergoing an expansion phase. We are in contact with the principal associations and groups of sector operators.

Our team provides advice and enjoys solid experience in the following fields, inter alia:

  • Protection of intellectual property rights involving healthcare products. Design of strategies to defend patent rights or analogous exclusivity rights in view of the circumstances of the case.
  • Advice and representation of the client vis-à-vis the Public Administration (marketing authorizations, administrative licenses, response to formal demands and lodging of appeals).
  • Regulatory matters. Advice on the application of specific sector regulations.
  • Review of marketing models and channels. Preparation and negotiation of relevant contracts (agency agreements, distribution agreements, supply agreements).
  • Contracting with public and private hospitals and healthcare professionals.
  • Advertising and promotions, study of their conformity to existing regulations and professional codes. Co-marketing and promotion agreements. E-marketing (websites, social media).
  • Mergers and advice on sale and purchase processes for healthcare products companies, entry of new investors in the capital (financing rounds, venture capital).
  • Commercial strategies: joint venture agreements, consultancy agreements with healthcare professionals, etc.
  • Collection of debts (especially against the Public Administrations).
  • Defective products’ liability.
  • Advice in the area of personal data protection.
  • Antitrust/competition law.
  • Taxation. Achievement of tax incentives (research and innovation) and optimization of resources.
  • Conflict resolution, litigation, arbitration.