Pharmaceutical & Healthcare

Pharmaceutical & Healthcare

rutland & partners provides full spectrum of legal support in the most dynamic and innovative sectors of the global economy, such as life sciences, pharmaceutical and healthcare industry, including healthcare welfare and medical technology. We assist our clients, both corporations and start-ups, in the field of biotechnology, pharmaceutical law, medical devices and medical products (including medical marijuana), cosmetics and natural health products. Within the course of our practice, we dealt with corporate, commercial, regulatory and IP law issues.



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Corporate and commercial matters

Our legal team which specializes in the negotiations of medical and pharmaceutical joint ventures and arrangement of corporate and commercial matters related to the health care and life sciences:


• mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, spin-offs, commercial agreements, investment arrangements and strategic alliances primarily regarding medical devices of pharmaceutical, life science and medical technology companies
• licensing and license agreements, distribution arrangements and technology transfers
• due diligence of pharmaceutical and medical technology companies, healthcare providers and biotech start-ups
• litigation: product liability, medical malpractice
• representation of clients in public tenders for production of medical marijuana


We exclusively advised a group of Czech and US scientists in a joint venture with MEDICEM, a well-known integrated group of biomedical companies focusing on research, development and the commercialization of innovative medical devices, for instance, artificial skin and eye lenses. The deal of such nature and worth is very rare on Czech market. The whole process was overseen by our top biomedical specialists Monika Rutland and banking and finance expert Josef Otčenáček, who were supported by the team of associates.


rutland & partners also represents a well-known Czech medical devices company in respect to their US distribution agreements and JVs with foreign investors.


Our legal team also represented an Israeli client in the state tender regarding growing of marijuana for medical purposes.