Life sciences

Our expert team advising clients from the Life Sciences sector includes lawyers specializing in pharmaceutical and medical devices law, foodstuffs law, IP, and public procurement, as well as constitutional and competition law. Where a given case calls for cooperation with other specialists, our colleagues from other practices in the firm join the team. Having built up a broad portfolio of experience in this interdisciplinary section of legal practice, we have gained a good understanding of our clients’ businesses and the rules governing the market on which they operate.

We offer a full range of legal services:

  • Bringing new products to the market, product labelling, distribution and retail, advertising and promotion
    For many years now, we have supported manufacturers of pharmaceuticals, medical products and cosmetics with, i.a., bringing new products to the market, advertising and promotion. We advise foodstuff producers, the producers of spirits among them, on, i.a., product labelling, restrictions on product distribution and retail sales, nutrition and health claims, advertising and promotion.
  • Anti-bribery regulation
    We advise international companies in the course of criminal proceedings held in Poland as a result of breach of anti-bribery regulations, and on the consequences of the FCPA for companies with a seat in the United States.
  • Supply of pharmaceuticals, wholesale trade in pharmaceuticals
    SK&S lawyers specializing in public procurement law advise on tenders for the supply of pharmaceuticals to healthcare establishments. We also train hospital staff on tenders for the supply of drugs. We provide comprehensive advice to wholesalers – starting with the procedures to obtain a license to operate a pharmaceutical wholesale business, through assistance during inspections by the General Pharmaceutical Inspector, to support during post-inspection proceedings. We draw up contracts and we participate in efforts to develop new legislative instruments of relevance to the sector.
  • Disputes
    We handle unfair competition disputes (unfair imitation of packaging of foodstuffs, unlawful advertising, acts of parasitic competition). We represent clients before the courts in patent and trademark disputes, including those in the context of parallel imports, and arbitration.
  • Support to clients interested in the legislative process
    We offer support to national and international sectoral organisations that are interested in the legislative process. We explain legal acts and drafts of new laws for the pharmaceutical sector. We speak at conferences in Poland and abroad.
  • Corporate work
    We handle corporate work for our clients, such as registrations required under company law and support with meetings of shareholders. We represent clients before administrative bodies and we draw up contracts. In our portfolio, we also have mergers and acquisitions of pharmaceutical companies, and restructuring and privatization projects.
Jacek Myszko
Partner, attorney-at-law
Dr. (hab.) Ewa Skrzydło-Tefelska
Partner, attorney-at-law
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