Health Care, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Sciences

Legal services tailored for the medical field, including pharmaceuticals and equipment manufacturers, bio-ventures, and medical institutions

Pharmaceutical Industry

We handle a wide range of matters in the pharmaceutical industry, including the manufacture and import of medical and pharmaceutical products and medical equipment, and investments in bio-ventures.

Our experience in this field includes mergers and acquisitions; strategic alliances in research, development, and distribution; intellectual property related transactions; pharmaceutical approvals; and financings. We have successfully handled important disputes relating to the termination of alliances and intellectual property rights, as well as crisis management unique to the pharmaceutical industry. Our practitioners are well-versed not only in the laws and regulations but also in the specific characteristics of the industry and its needs.

Medical Corporations and Institutions

Mergers and acquisitions and corporate restructurings involving medical corporations, which have become increasingly active in recent years, must take into account a complex set of laws, regulations, judicial precedents, and governmental notices and notifications, such as the Medical Care Act and corporate governance regulations. We are experienced in advising clients in this practice area and the relevant laws and regulations which undergo frequent revision by the authorities.

Health Care, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Sciences:People

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Health Care, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Sciences:News

Top rankings received from IFLR1000’s thirtieth edition

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Health Care, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Sciences:Seminars

Apr. 22, 2021External Seminars
"Recent International Developments in Health Care and Pharmaceuticals"
Dec. 16, 2020External Seminars
"Data protection regulations in the pharmaceutical industries ~Japan, Europe, USA, China, Brazil and Thailand"
Sep. 8, 2020External Seminars
"Digital Health and Law"
Jan. 29, 2020MHM Seminars
"Digital Health and Law"
Jan. 27, 2020MHM Seminars
"Digital Health and Law"

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Health Care, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Sciences:Publications

"Getting the Deal Through - Healthcare M&A 2021 - Japan Chapter"
Magazine Article
"Amendments to the Act on Securing Quality, Efficacy and Safety of Products Including Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices: Introduction of a Surcharge System"
Magazine Panel Discussion
"Dialog: Compliance Systems Required for Pharmacies - Fostering a Corporate Culture that Emphasizes Compliance is Top Priority"
"Compliance Systems Required for Pharmaceutical Companies"
Magazine Article
"Practical Responses Based on the Revised Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Act (Enforcement Date: August 1, 2021) (2; Final)"

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