Linardakis & Partners is a leader in the provision of legal services to some of the largest and most well known multinational pharmaceutical and cosmetics companies and their subsidiaries in Greece. We have extensive experience in advising our clients on all aspects and stages for the marketing and sale of their products (research and trial, manufacturing, import, pricing, registration, licensing, branding, distribution, promotion and co-promotion, advertising etc).
The pharmaceutical sector, heavily regulated and subjected to a constantly changing legislative framework given the importance of the industry in government policies, requires dealing with complex compliance and regulatory issues, including, among others, pharmacovigilance, clinical trials, data protection, pricing (discounts, credits, rebates, claw backs etc.) and the implementation of patient support programs. Our experienced team systematically advises our clients on all of the above, as well as on commercial policies and codes of conduct, including the Greek Pharmaceutical Companies’ Association Code of Conduct (SFEE) and the EFPIA HCP Code. In addition, we regularly provide comprehensive advice regarding corporate, M&A, unfair competition and antitrust, IP and distribution matters, taking into consideration the unique characteristics of the pharmaceutical regulatory framework.
Moreover, our firm has over 30 years of experience and has played a pioneering role in all matters related to cosmetics and consumer healthcare products, including, indicatively, the setting up and monitoring of distribution (non-exclusive, exclusive and selective) and franchise networks, the pricing policy configuration, advice on unfair competition and antitrust law issues and representing clients in cases of consumer complaints and claims.
Our team has also extensive experience in successfully handling high stake litigation cases concerning medical and medicinal malpractice.