Life Sciences & Health Care

Life sciences and health care are where individuals’ most vital concerns meet cutting-edge science, government regulation and business.

McEwan Partners lawyers have a depth of knowledge relating to a broad spectrum of issues in these industries, including medical-related mass torts, licensing agreements related to life sciences technology, pharmaceutical intellectual property issues and professional regulation. We have represented clients in provincial and federal courts, before administrative bodies and in arbitration. Our team has extensive experience working with research scientists, physicians and other experts to ensure a comprehensive understanding of our clients’ businesses and seamless representation of their interests.

Our civil litigation and arbitration expertise includes negligence and medical products liability disputes, including class action proceedings. Our clients range from large healthcare institutions to individuals and small corporations developing burgeoning life sciences technologies. We also regularly act for health care professionals on issues arising from their businesses including practice agreements, intellectual property matters and corporate disputes.

Our regulatory experience includes pharmaceutical-related work, including advising clients regarding the listing process for provincial drug formularies, intellectual property matters under the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) regulatory regime and disputes before the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board. McEwan Partners lawyers have also handled professional regulatory matters before the College of Physicians and Surgeons, the College of Dental Surgeons and the Health Professions Review Board.

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