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Life Sciences

Successfully developing and marketing products in the pharmaceutical and life sciences sectors requires first-rate legal and tax support. This support must include an expert understanding of clinical research, intellectual property, tax planning, regulatory compliance and pricing issues; together with a top-down grasp of how these topics interrelate and influence one another. The team at Loyens & Loeff offers this very support in their broad portfolio of services.


Extension of the wage withholding tax exemption for scientific research personnel

".. Loyens & Loeff’s ‘top-performing’ team advises healthcare providers on regulatory issues, and assists life sciences companies with incorporations and data privacy."- Legal 500


Broad expertise

Our expert team offers you a wide range of services :

  • Regulatory matters, (e.g. marketing authorisation, DMFs, GMP compliance, and manufacturing licences) and pricing & reimbursement;
  • Drafting and negotiating agreements (e.g. clinical trials, licensing, and supply and distribution);
  • Advertising, marketing and product liability (e.g. litigation and insurance);
  • Competition and anti-trust;
  • Corporate and tax structuring (including M&A); and,
  • Transfer pricing, customs, and VAT.

Together with our clients

Our Life Sciences Team works collaboratively with clients ranging from biotech and start-up backgrounds, all the way to global pharmaceutical leaders. These client relationships have provided the team with indispensable market insight, valued by all our clients in this complex sector.

How we work

Our team combines the skills of attorneys, tax advisers and civil law notaries that have extensive experience in the sector. We bring together expertise in commercial, corporate, tax, regulatory, intellectual property, competition, data protection, and employment matters. Combined with monitoring market developments, this allows us to provide advice in a proactive and pragmatic manner, enabling you to capitalise on business opportunities.

News - 03 July 2019 - Global

Plain packaging for tobacco products

Following the example of Australia, the UK, Norway and France, Belgium has introduced plain packaging for tobacco products. The adopted measure is part of the...
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Excellent results Loyens & Loeff in Chambers Global 2019 rankings
News - 23 May 2019 - Global

Interplay between the GDPR and CTR clarified

On 23 January 2019, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) published its Opinion 3/2019 concerning the interplay between the Clinical Trials Regulation (CTR)...
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