Medical, Healthcare & Life Sciences

The field of Medical, Healthcare & Life Sciences encompasses a dynamic and ever-evolving intersection of legal principles, industry regulations and ethical considerations. We take pride in offering comprehensive legal services to clients in the health, pharmaceutical, and medical sectors and provide tailored solutions to meet the unique needs of this dynamic and rapidly evolving specialised field.

Our team of experienced lawyers specialises in providing expert guidance and support in advisory and enforcement matters, medical malpractice cases, as well as cross-border and local mergers and acquisitions, commercial agreements, and regulatory and compliance issues.

Through our deep industry knowledge, expertise and comprehensive approach, we are committed to helping our clients navigate the complex legal landscape and achieve their strategic objectives while mitigating risks.

Get in touch with our dedicated and knowledgeable team of lawyers who are passionate about supporting the growth and success of the Medical, Healthcare & Life Sciences industry.

Cross-Border & Local M&A

We understand the complexities associated with these transactions, such as intellectual property considerations, regulatory hurdles, and due diligence requirements. Our lawyers work closely with clients to identify and mitigate potential legal risks, negotiate favourable terms, and ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations. We strive to provide efficient and strategic advice to facilitate successful mergers and acquisitions that drive growth and innovation in the Life Sciences industry.

Wide Range of Commercial Agreements

We are well-versed in structuring and negotiating a wide range of commercial agreements relevant to the Medical, Healthcare & Life Sciences sector. Whether it involves licensing agreements, research and development collaborations, manufacturing and supply contracts, distribution agreements, or other commercial arrangements, we provide diligent counsel to safeguard our clients' interests.

We assist in drafting, reviewing, and negotiating agreements that protect intellectual property rights, ensure fair and equitable terms, and foster fruitful business relationships. Our goal is to help our clients maximise value and mitigate potential disputes through well-crafted and comprehensive commercial agreements.

Regulatory & Compliance Issues

Compliance with regulatory frameworks is of paramount importance in the Medical, Healthcare & Life Sciences industry. We offer strategic advice and guidance on a broad range of regulatory and compliance issues. We assist clients in understanding and navigating complex laws and regulations governing pharmaceuticals, medical devices, biotechnology, diagnostics, and other life sciences sectors. Our lawyers help address regulatory challenges to ensure our clients' operations align with legal requirements. We also provide counsel on data privacy and protection, product labelling and advertising, clinical trials, marketing authorisations, and post-market surveillance. Our objective is to minimise regulatory risks and facilitate compliant operations while maintaining a focus on innovation and growth.

Advisory & Enforcement

With a deep understanding of the intricacies of the Medical, Healthcare and Life Sciences industries, our lawyers have a wealth of experience advising statutory boards established under the auspices of the Ministry of Health. We are a trusted source of direction and advice in issues relating to the statutory powers and functions of medical boards, as well as in disciplinary proceedings within their responsibility.

Since the late nineties, our lawyers have been advising the Nursing Board in the execution and enforcement of the provisions of the Nurses and Midwives Act including acting for the board in disciplinary proceedings as well as general advisory work.

Since 2002, our team of lawyers has been working closely with the Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners Board (“TCM Board”) in advising them on all aspects of the function of the TCM Board including enforcement of the provisions of the Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners Act (“the Act”), acting for the TCM Board in disciplinary proceedings, criminal prosecutions and general advisory work. We have also commenced and conducted criminal prosecutions for breaches of the Act with considerable success.

We have also been working closely with the Singapore Pharmacy Council in advising and enforcing the provisions of the Pharmacist Registration Act since 2009.

Medical Malpractice

We understand the sensitive nature of these cases and the impact they can have on both medical professionals and patients and their famillies. Our lawyers possess extensive experience in evaluating medical malpractice claims accurately, conducting thorough investigations, and advocating for our clients' rights  and interests in litigation. We strive to provide compassionate support and effective representation while seeking fair resolutions and justice for all parties involved.

We have frequently been engaged to act for and advise doctors and institutions in respect of medical malpractice claims by patients as well as complaints against doctors for professional misconduct leading to disciplinary tribunal inquiries.  Given our vast experience, we have often been approached by patients and their families to act against doctors and institutions for medical malpractice/professional misconduct.

Medical Negligence

We recognise that medical malpractice can have severe consequences for healthcare providers, both professionally and personally. We provide skilled legal defense for healthcare professionals facing medical negligence claims. We work closely with healthcare professionals and institutions, analysing the facts of each case, and developing an effective defense strategies.

We aim to protect and defend the reputations and careers of healthcare professionals. While we have been involved in several highly publicised disputes in Singapore in which our lawyers acted for the doctors or institutions, we are also skilled in driving the case towards a satisfactory resolution for both the healthcare institutions and professionals as well as the patients and their famillies.

Our Firm is on the panel of lawyers for the “Medical Malpractice and Errors & Omissions Insurance” for all the restructured hospitals, institutions and other entities under the MOH Holdings Group. We have also been appointed to NTUC’s panel of lawyers to act for medical institutions and professionals insured with them.  

We are specialists in the field of healthcare and our partners sit on boards and committees involved in biomedical and clinical research.  This demonstrates the depth of our team’s knowledge and expertise in healthcare.

Finally, we understand the profound impact that medical negligence can have on patients and their families. In appropriate cases, our lawyers are also committed to advocating for patients who have suffered harm due to medical errors or negligence. We will work closely with clients to thoroughly investigation their cases, gather evidence and build strong legal arguments to seek justice and fair compensation.