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Lidings Expands Client Portfolio in Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare

Lidings is expanding its client portfolio with major new client wins over the course of the year. The firm has been engaged to advise Besins Healthcare, a leading pharmaceutical company specializing in the development and worldwide diffusion of innovative drugs, and Invar, a well-known Russian distributor of innovative pharmaceutical products.

Over the last 30 years, Besins Healthcare has established a strong name in the production of innovative drugs for the treatment of gynaecological, fertility and obstetrical conditions as well as androgen deficiency. Besins has become a renowned player in the area of hormonal therapies, and its innovative products are distributed in more than 90 countries. The company also has two primary research and development facilities located in France and the USA that develop products to battle traumatic brain injuries, prostate and breast cancer.

Another new client, Invar, is a national pharmaceutical company forming its portfolio of innovative products on the basis of long-term exclusive in-licensing agreements for the Russian market. Established over 20 years ago, the company boasts a well-developed database of clients interested in selling innovative products in the local market. Its branding technologies allow Invar to develop optimal marketing strategies for promoting innovative products and compete with multinational brands in the Russia.

“Legal regulation applicable to the distribution of hormonal medicine and difference in classification of pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical products are among the most topical issues we were asked to address by the clients. Both subjects are relevant to many of the firm’s pharma clients and we specifically focus on these when advising companies from the sector”, comments Lidings’ partner Sergey Patrakeev.

Pharmaceuticals and healthcare is one of Lidings’ key practice areas. Recent representative matters include advising on Russian law matters in the acquisition of Baxter's Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy Business by Nikkiso and advising Merck on registration of medical products and market entry issues.

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