Leading global law firm Baker McKenzie was invited by Chambers and Partners, one of the leading ranking publications for lawyers, to act as Contributing Editors of the Global Practice Guide for Life Sciences. The guide provides commentary on various legal and business issues by comparing a range of topics and questions in jurisdictions like Brazil, Canada, China, Mexico, Poland, Switzerland, the UK and the USA.

Baker McKenzie experts were  selected as Contributing Editors based on their recognition and knowledge as leaders and specialists in their field. Our team structured the overall guide by designing and drafting a survey of questions for other law firms from each jurisdiction to respond to. This includes an overview of the local regulatory framework and issues in relation to clinical trials, marketing authorities, pricing and reimbursement, promotion and advertising, manufacturing, distribution, import/export, patents and other intellectual property, competition, transactions/collaborations, investigations/white collar, product liability and privacy/data protection. Considering this broad scope, the publication represents one of the most complete guides in the market for medicines and medical devices.

Ben McLaughlin (Partner and Chair of the Global Healthcare Group, Sydney), Christian Lopez-Silva (Partner and member of the North American and Latin American Healthcare Groups, Mexico City) and Els Janssens (Senior Associate and Professional Support Lawyer of the Global Healthcare Group, Dubai) also authored the introduction chapter which summarizes trends and developments in the sector such as changing business models, the impact of geopolitics and trade, regulatory convergence, data as a new battleground, flourishing deal activity, compliance and anti-corruption and pricing and reimbursement.

Christian and his colleagues Carlos Vela-Treviño (Partner), Jose Hoyos-Robles (Partner) and Carlos Davila-Peniche (Senior Associate) also provided responses for the Mexico chapter.

Christian Lopez-Silva says, “We are privileged to work on this guide with Chambers and Partners. There have been a number of trends developing and disrupting the traditional ways of how healthcare companies do business. We thank them for the invitation to act as Contributing Editors, which is a recognition of our industry expertise.”

Click here to access Chambers and Partners’ Global Practice Guide for Life Sciences 2018.


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