Areas of practice

GESSEL’s Life Sciences and Health Care practice is operated by a team of legal specialists in various fields who advise pharmaceutical producers, pharmaceutical wholesalers, pharmacies, and hospitals. In their work, they cooperate closely with GESSEL lawyers from relevant fields such as tax, employment, and M&A. Our Clients benefit from comprehensive legal services in their day-to-day operations as well as in extraordinary matters, such as one-time transactions or crisis situations. Our Life Sciences and Health Care handles matters such as:

Legal services for entities active in the pharmaceuticals market :

  • Permits for wholesale dealing, management of pharmacies, certification of products for market release and dealing;
  • Pharmacovigilance;
  • Advertising and sales support;
  • Distribution agreements, parallel import issues;
  • Reimbursements;
  • Clinical research;
  • Protection of intellectual property, counteraction of unfair competition;
  • Representation of Clients in interactions and disputes with regulators and state authorities (the Ministry of Health, the Main Pharmaceutical Inspectorate, the Office for Registration of Medicinal Products, Medical Devices, and Biocidal Products, and the Agency for Health Technology Assessment and Tariff System);

Legal services for medicinal entities :

  • Day-to-day legal advice with respect to medical matters;
  • Interactions with the founding entity and with the social council;
  • Audits of medical documentation;
  • Contracting and subcontracting;
  • Public procurement;
  • Proceedings before oversight authorities;
  • Disputes with the National Health Fund;
  • Patient rights and patient claims.

GESSEL’s life sciences and health care practice is led by Dorota Bryndal, partner.