Pharma & Life Sciences

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At Andersen we are aware of the transformation in which the pharmaceutical sector is immersed. That is why the Pharma & Life Sciences area of the firm is committed to offering innovative solutions adapted to each of the circumstances and problems that affect it. 

With a global vision, provided by our international network, and an interdisciplinary vision, offered by the knowledge and experience of other areas of our firm, we provide comprehensive and transversal advice to our clients.

The Pharma & Life Sciences team of Andersen Iberia brings together the best professionals from different legal practices, such as Compliance, Commercial Law and M&A, Competition Law and the protection of innovation, Privacy, New Technologies, Intellectual and Industrial Property, Regulatory Law, Environmental Law, Arbitration and Litigation.

Our professionals have extensive experience in both the pharmaceutical sector (medicines, medical devices, vaccines, biosimilars, cosmetics, nutrition and pharmaceutical consumer products) and the health sector (health services, health insurance, telecare apps). The team is also specialised in the implementation of digitalisation and transformation projects, as well as circular economy projects in this sector.



Our team advises on the prevention, detection and mitigation of risks affecting organisations. Companies not only face the risk of financial loss, but also serious reputational damage and even criminal prosecution as a result of the actions of their professionals.

In order to face this situation and ensure the correct survival and development of companies, the Andersen team offers its services in all compliance matters from the perspective of the pharmaceutical sector.

Corporate, Commercial and M&A Law

Comprehensive advice to companies requires a high degree of specialisation in order to be able to provide support in all types of operations. The experience of our team makes us highly qualified to cover all the relationships that take place in the legal and economic traffic, whether they are of an internal nature -intra-group-, with third parties or with Public Administrations.

Specifically, we advise in areas such as:

  • Venture Capital
  • M&A
  • Complementary services
  • Commercial agreements
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate

Competition law and the protection of innovation

The European Commission has defined one of its main objectives in the single market as ensuring access to quality medical services, medicines and health products. To this end, effective competition advocacy is essential. 

Andersen has the sector expertise and ability to provide defensive and preventive advice to avoid and minimise any legal risk to the competition authorities, as well as unfair competition from any competitor. 

Our services include areas such as:

  • Antitrust and trade agreements
  • Cartels and inspections 
  • Trade secrets protocols
  • Patent Conflicts and Competition Law
  • Merger control
  • State aid and foreign subsidies
  • Unfair Competition
  • Abuse of Dominance and Digital Businesses
  • Foreign investment in strategic sectors
  • Competition Law Compliance Programmes

Privacy and new technologies

Our team has extensive experience in advising companies in the pharmaceutical and life sciences sector on their personal data processing activities, such as clinical trials, relations with CROs, SDEAs, data flow with authorities, online telemedicine applications, etc. 

Our services include areas such as:

  • Data protection and privacy compliance
  • Implementation of legal obligations of the RGPD and the LOPDGDD
  • Legal reviews and audits
  • Impact and legitimate interest assessments
  • International transfers
  • Data breaches
  • Internal policies and procedures
  • Online applications and comprehensive advice on online applications, webapps and websites

Intellectual and Industrial Property

Our services include areas such as:

  • Intellectual Property Advisory
  • Industrial Property Consulting
  • Registration services 
  • Contentious and pre-litigation proceedings
  • Audits and FTO 

Arbitration and Litigation

Our services include areas such as:

  • Commercial arbitration
  • Remedial action
  • Litigation
  • Industrial Property Litigation and Arbitration
  • Negotiation and mediation
  • Special procedures 


  • Pharma & Life Sciences | Newsletter February 2024 | Publications | Pharma & Life Sciences
    First edition of Andersen Iberia's Pharma & Life Sciences Newsletter with the main news on legislation, compliance, labour, tax and industrial and intellectual property in the sector

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