Life Science

Plesner advises on and conducts court cases involving all aspects of law of the life science area. Based on our in-depth industry knowledge and many years of experience in the area, we aim to serve as a sounding board for our clients and always providing constructive and value-creating advice.

Our Life Science team advise clients on all legal issues related to life science, including pharmaceutical products, medical equipment, food, dietary supplements and cosmetics. We advise on issues ranging from the initial research and development of a product, through approval and introduction of the product on the market, to subsequent protection related to any unlawful competition on the market.

Our Life Science team is made up of attorneys specialised in a wide variety of legal areas, and we are therefore in a position to lend assistance in all types of matters.

Our expertise includes the following:
  • Regulatory matters in relation to approvals by the authorities (issues with of marketing authorisation, subsidies, substitution etc.)
  • Marketing and collaboration with health professionals 
  • Market access conditions
  • Enforcement and protection of IP rights
  • Product liability and actions for damages
  • Agreements, including collaboration with public research institutions (research collaboration agreements, licence agreements, clinical trial agreements, material transfer agreements, non-disclosure agreements etc.)
  • Personal data protection
  • Competition and public procurement law
  • Access to documents and public law 
  • Investments and M&A


  • Plesner continues to impress in our research, emerging as the leading player in the Danish market for patent work. (2017)
  • Market-leading outfit offering long-standing experience and expertise across all areas of IP law. Highly regarded for its extensive experience in advising pharma originators on patent law. Strong trade mark practice trusted by high-profile clients. Its lawyers advise on prosecution, data protection and compliance issues.

    "This is a high-end, go-to firm for IP, with great attorneys."
    "Its lawyers have close knowledge of our procedures and portfolios, so we are able to act proactively on our matters."
  • Plesner sits comfortably at the apex of the Danish IP scene. It takes the lead on the vast majority of crucial patent suits on home soil – especially those with international relevance. It has practically cornered the market in terms of pharmaceutical originator work, with unmatched experience in clashes between innovators and generics. (2016)
  • Plesner is, as the only Danish law firm, highly recommended as regards all the four categories within Life Sciences, namely Regulatory, Intellectual Property, Corporate & Commercial and Competition/Antitrust. (2015)
  • Plesner is recognised as leading within all areas of Life Science. (2015)
  • Offers top-quality advice and representation on domestic and cross-border matters with an emphasis on patents. Particularly well known for assisting pharmaceutical patent originators. (2015)
  • "Mighty" full-service firm Plesner continues its reign at the apex of the market. The darling of many pharmaceutical giants, it is the only Danish firm to count three specialist patent litigators among its ranks. As such, it attracts the lion’s share of contentious instructions and is "probably the only firm in a position to turn down work".  (2015)
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