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The healthcare industry is one of the world's largest industries consuming over 10 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) in most developed nations. However in parallel to the industry healthcare providers like hospitals and clinics, community health centers and clinical research organisations are in the need to provide further services to patients to achieve long-lasting success in a legal environment that is strongly regulated and under continuous pressure.

As the sector has weathered difficult conditions in the past, widespread challenges continue to push changes within it. Widely reported regulatory changes, digital transformation and the need to obtain operational and financial scale and scope in the healthcare industry will lead to further changes within the sector. We are at the forefront of innovative approaches to meet these requirements with you and to:

  • advance corporate objectives such as financing, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and partnerships
  • implement clinical trials and studies
  • adapt to regulatory changes
  • meet pricing reimbursement and compliance challenges
  • set up contractual documentation to be entered into with private practitioners and heavy equipment operators (MRI, particle accelerators, etc) and
  • accompany your digital transformation

Client experience

  • Cambian Group plc, one of the UK's leading specialist behavioural health service providers, on the proposed disposal of its Adult Services Business to Cygnet Health Care Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc., for cash consideration of £377 million
  • DaVita, a Fortune 500 company, the leading provider of kidney care in the United States, in connection with the acquisition of 47 dialysis centres and renal wards, including a clinical trial centres
  • Korian S.A. and its German subsidiary, Korian Deutschland AG, on its strategic partnership with Curanum AG and public takeover offer for all of its shares. Curanum AG is a listed German operator of senior residences and care facilities
  • ACRO, the Association of Clinical Research Organizations based in Washington, on compliance related issues and representing the association in all questions arising with European authorities
  • Bumrungrad International Limited in relation to its successful tender to operate the Mafraq Hospital, Abu Dhabi
  • The private sector partner on the procurement and other aspects of a proposed, multi-facility healthcare complex in Sharjah
  • Abu Dhabi-based joint ventures for a government-affiliated health care services provider with leading international providers of health care service
  • Ramsay Santé, French subsidiary of Ramsay HealthCare group, on its acquisitions in France, such as Clinique Convert in the east of France (Lyon) and Clinique de l'Union and SSR Le Marquisat in the south of France (Toulouse).
  • Ramsay Santé (Number 3 on the French private clinics market) and its shareholders, Ramsay Health Care UK (RHC UK) and Predica on its merger into Génerale dé Santé (GDS) (N°1 on the French private clinics market)
  • Various pharmaceutical and medical device companies on digital transformation and e-health related projects