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Life Sciences

The laws regulating Canada’s life sciences industry differ from those in the US in crucial ways.

Our Life Sciences group can help navigate the many legal, regulatory and transactional issues you’ll face north of the border.

Even if your organization has experience with Canadian Life Sciences regulations, Canada’s market framework can be overwhelming; and entering the Canadian marketplace can be a significant undertaking.

For companies looking to set up new operations in Canada, acquire a Canadian company or launch a new product here, Fasken’s Life Sciences group can help navigate the many legal, regulatory and transactional issues you’ll face north of the border.

Healthcare products are subject to a variety of government-imposed labeling and monitoring requirements; there are also a range of privacy, advertising and promotional regulations to navigate, not to mention various corporate, employment and taxation laws.

Our Life Sciences group has deep experience in helping foreign-based drug, medical device, cosmetic and food companies enter the Canadian market.

We take pride in understanding your business needs; and because many of our attorneys hold advanced degrees in pharmacology, chemistry and genetics (among others), we understand your science too.

How can we help?

  • Regulatory compliance
  • Pricing and reimbursement
  • Advertising and promotion
  • Commercial contracts and outsourcing
  • Health law and patient privacy
  • Capital raising, M&A and taxation
  • Litigation (including product liability)
  • Intellectual property (including protection strategies and patent litigation)
  • Licensing, joint venture and partnership agreements
  • Corporate governance and anti-corruption

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