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Linklaters and Slaughters lead on £46bn Takeda/Shire deal

Pharma - News – 11 May 2018

A team from magic circle firm Linklaters is helping Japanese pharmaceutical company Takeda clinch a £46 billion acquisition of Ireland’s Shire, which is being counselled by Slaughter & May.


Clifford Chance and Davis Polk lead on “landmark” healthcare IPO in Hong Kong

Pharma - News – 11 May 2018

Teams from Clifford Chance and Davis Polk & Wardwell have taken lead roles on Chinese medical technology company Ping An Healthcare and Technology’s US$1.12 billion IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.


EU court upholds IP office decision to revoke Viagra soundalike’s trademark

Pharma - News – 11 May 2018

The EU General Court has found that the European Union Intellectual Property Office was right to dismiss a trademark held by Austria’s Gall Pharma on account of its similarities to Pfizer’s Viagra.


A Q&A with Liad Whatstein

Pharma - Features – 11 May 2018

Liad Whatstein, founder of his own eponymous IP boutique in Tel Aviv and “one of the best patent litigators in Israel” according to PLN’s sister publication Who’s Who Legal, shares his thoughts on the internationalisation of sector-related disputes and the increasing importance of data protection and security matters.


The PLN round-up (11 May)

Pharma - The Round-up – 11 May 2018

News in brief from around the world…Novartis confirmed this week that it had entered into a contract with lawyer Michael Cohen in the hope of gaining the inside track on the Trump administration’s healthcare policy plans. The past week has also seen a new lawsuit by the FDA against two stem cell clinics and another by a sleep drug innovator against US and Canadian generics. Meanwhile, an Irish biopharma company has settled its debts with the US Department of Justice, Holland & Knight has hired a healthcare litigator, and Dubai has legislated to establish itself as a medical tourism hub.


Welcome to PLN

Pharma - News – 03 May 2018

Hello and welcome to GTDT Pharma Law News, a new weekly news service focusing on the latest legal developments in the global life sciences sector, published in collaboration with the Getting the Deal Through series of legal intelligence guides.






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