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Life Sciences


Life sciences represent a diverse yet specialized area of practice including biotechnology, consumer health products, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and regulatory control which demands a complete understanding of the mechanics of the local regulatory framework and, ideally, the science behind these products.

In these economically challenging times and with escalating R&D costs, increasing generic competition, stricter regulatory scrutiny and an growing concern for drug safety, life sciences companies are veering towards company acquisitions, stricter licensing regimes, and forming new collaborations to remain competitive and maintain business growth and sustainability.

Our lawyers are well-versed in the corporate, commercial, intellectual property and regulatory laws relating to life sciences products. Our specialist lawyers have relevant scientific qualifications and regulatory experience with the National Pharmaceutical Control Bureau. We also maintain close-ties with academia and research communities in line with our long-term commitment to this industry.

Our combined practice enables us to offer a genuine ??ne-stop shop?? for clients. We offer pragmatic advice on all legal and regulatory aspects of life sciences including intellectual property protection and enforcement, commercialization and licensing, research and development, and regulatory affairs.

A selection of transactions our lawyers have been involved in:

  • Advised a multinational corporation on the setting up of direct selling business and the regulatory requirement to market health supplement products.
  • Advised an US-based nutraceutical company on the registration, labeling and marketing of food and pharmaceutical products.
  • Advised a pharmaceutical multinational corporation on the regulatory aspects in advertising of pharmaceutical products over the Internet.
  • Advised a US-based multi-level marketing company on the registration, importation and marketing of its range of health drink supplements.
  • Advised a pharmaceutical multinational corporation in relation to a contaminated infant formula and withdrawal process.

Kuok Yew Chen
Kuok Yew Chen