The Life Sciences Law Review – Edition 4

The Life Sciences Law Review – Edition 4

The fourth edition of The Life Sciences Law Review was recently published and Karina Hellbert (Fiebinger Polak Leon Attorneys-at-Law) contributed the Austrian chapter.

The fourth edition of The Life Sciences Law Review provides an overview of legal issues of interest to pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies in more than 30 jurisdictions. As before, each chapter contains information on legal requirements relating to the key stages in the life cycle of a regulated product, from discovery, through the clinical development process, registration, manufacturing and promotion, plus other issues of special interest, such as pricing and reimbursement, special liability regimes, competition and commercial transactions in the context of the medical products business. Each of the chapters has been prepared by a recognised expert in the relevant jurisdiction, and the resulting work product will assist industry lawyers, regulatory affairs staff and others who need to have an understanding of the issues in each major market.

There is also a chapter on international harmonisation, which plays an increasingly important role in the regulation of pharmaceuticals and medical devices. In particular, the guidelines adopted by the International Conference on Harmonisation have been incorporated into the national requirements for pharmaceuticals in the European Union, United States, Japan and most other developed countries, and are increasingly influential in developing countries.

The Austrian chapter can be found here: The Life Sciences Law Review 4th Edition

Legal work continues to become increasingly international, and it is often necessary to have not only an understanding of foreign substantive law but also an appreciation of the basic framework of civil procedure and legal practice in different jurisdictions. The Law Reviews give readers a business-focused insight of some of the key substantive and procedural issues, as well as analysis of important cases, deals and hot topics in each field of law.

The Law Reviews help practitioners to look beyond their own borders where they may see opportunities to practise ever more actively, exploiting strategic solutions and understanding options in foreign jurisdictions which are different from their home forum.

For each publication an internationally renowned expert is asked to act as editor. The editorial content of each book is set to guidelines specific to the practice of that field of law, addressing the differing needs of practitioners and their domestic and international clients.

Sabine Hartzhauser

Sabine Hartzhauser

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