Life Sciences

As Technology and Science Converge

Life sciences is one of the fastest growing and most regulated industries not only in Bulgaria. As the technology sector increasingly converges with the life sciences industry, additional concerns have arisen with regard to the protection of intellectual property and data privacy. DPC has one of the top life sciences practices in Bulgaria. The team is recognised for its multidisciplinary expertise and skills in helping clients overcome business and legal challenges. We were granted the award Law Firm of the Year for 2022 for Bulgaria by LMG Life Sciences.

Key contacts

  • Regulatory compliance of pharmaceutical companies
  • Price approvals and reimbursement of medicinal products
  • Clinical trials
  • Medical devices
  • Food and food supplements
  • Cosmetics
  • Manufacturing and distribution
  • Marketing and advertising
  • Privacy, IP, and data protection
  • Representation before the local regulatory authorities

‘’Despite the complexity of the proceedings they handle for us, I have never seen them discouraged and without a solution.’’ – Legal 500

Rapidly Growing Together  

We advise companies that are active in all areas of life science, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, healthcare services, food, food supplements, and cosmetics. Among our long-standing clients are some of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies and their local structures.

Our legal support covers a wide range of matters, including M&A transactions, joint ventures, sales and distribution agreements, advertising, licensing, regulatory issues, marketing authorizations, intellectual property matters and litigation. Over the past few years, our legal team has participated in various mergers & acquisitions, technology transfer transactions and clinical trials.

Work highlights
  • Аdvising some of the major international pharmaceutical companies on any regulatory and corporate aspects of their business in Bulgaria
  • Provides complex legal support to the Bulgarian subsidiary of one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies on various matters including in the area of vaccination, e-signatures, and digital communication to health care professionals.
  • Advising the Bulgarian affiliate of a global pharmaceutical company on pricing and reimbursement and representing the client in many successful appeal proceedings against acts of the local regulatory authorities
‘’They have achieved success in a number of proceedings with potentially serious financial and reputational effects for our business.’’ – Legal 500

Filling the Big Picture with the Small Details

Our multi-disciplinary team is reputed for their encompassing knowledge of industry related IP practices, regulatory compliance, dispute resolution, data protection, technology, transactional, and competition law. We prepare a comprehensive healthcare bulletin on a monthly basis to inform clients regarding recent legislative and regulatory updates in the healthcare and pharmaceutical sector.

We coordinate with top tier law firms to effectively navigate clients through the legal intricacies of each EU jurisdiction.

  • Assisting many pharmaceutical companies with regard to conducting clinical trials in Bulgaria, including advice on various matters regarding indemnification, insurance, personal data protection and privacy in the healthcare environment
  • Complex support in the process of implementation and successful closure of a tender procedure for selecting distributors of anew medicinal product launched on the Bulgarian market
  • Performing an overall legal and healthcare compliance review and report to a leading pharmaceutical company regarding its local branch’s interactions with healthcare professionals, healthcare organisations and patient organisations

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