Life Sciences

Our Life Sciences practice provides ongoing services to healthcare, pharmaceuticals and the medical device sectors. We have years of experience in providing a full range of counselling, litigation and compliance services related to life sciences to top players in the industry. Our deep knowledge in this specific industrial sector and local markets allows us to add practical value by providing industry-focused advice and representation to clients in courts and public authorities.

Our Life Sciences practice includes expertise in the following areas:

  • Medical products
  • Advertising and marketing
  • Distribution channels and bringing products to the market (licencing, marketing authorisations, registrations and notifications)
  • Clinical trials
  • Pharmacovigilance rules and product liability
  • Intellectual property protection and the enforcement of relevant rights, including patent protection
  • Pricing, reimbursement and public procurement
  • Commercial contracts and support (distribution structures, marketing, donations)
  • Data privacy
  • SOP compliance
  • Competition law (analysis of marketing and sales campaigns, distribution, dominance matters, sectoral inquiries, training)
  • Customs and taxation matters
  • Cannabis product manufacture and distribution
  • Representation of industry before state authorities
Chambers Europe 2024, Intellectual Property, Lithuania office
“COBALT handles matters with a high level of attention and care.”
The Legal 500 2024, Intellectual Property, Lithuania office
"Excellent trial attorneys, also for complex pharmaceutical patent litigation."
Chambers Europe 2023, Intellectual Property, Latvia office
“The team at COBALT are extremely reliable, fast in their replies and are able to explain complex matters in an understandable way to the client.”
Gold tier at World Trademark Review 1000 2022, Latvia office
"An elite all-round performer with a highly specialised IP and regulatory team operating out of all three Baltic states, COBALT is one of the best in the business when it comes to safeguarding the intellectual assets of pharmaceutical and life sciences companies. The full-service outfit has also made a name for itself by tackling some of the most sophisticated briefs going."
The Legal 500 2022, IP, IT and Telecoms, Latvia office
"They are equally taking care of all requests in an uncomplicated way and are able of talking in the “client’s language”. There’s no need to run after deadlines or worry about anything as a client, which is extremely valuable."
The Legal 500 2021, Intellectual property, Lithuania office
"The collaboration with COBALT was genuine pleasure. COBALT has appropriate teams working in specific areas, thus you know that your question/issue will be dealt by lawyer, who specializes in that area."
Chambers Europe 2021
"Outstanding firm with an enviable portfolio of mandates, providing a well-integrated service across the Baltic region, regularly advising buyers. Highly active in all three jurisdictions, advising on high-profile M&A matters, corporate structuring and financial transactions. Particularly active in the energy, pharmaceutical and media sectors."
The Legal 500 2020, Commercial, corporate and M&A, Latvia office
“High level of business thinking and competence in the pharma and life sciences sector. The team is well staffed and balanced, including prominent senior advisers and young hungry associates. They are good negotiators and communicators throughout the transactional process. The team is a trustworthy and responsible long-term partner, always striving to deliver the highest quality result.”
Chambers Europe 2019, Intellectual Property, Latvia office
Sources highlight the team's approach, noting that the lawyers "think out of the box and come up with creative ways of doing things." "They listen to what we say."
World Trademark Review 1000 2017, Latvia office
“The firepower to cater to the needs of the most discerning enterprises.”
The Legal 500 2016
"The team at COBALT always looks for all possible ways to solve problems."
WTR 1000 2016, Latvia office
"Ideally placed to serve clients with multi-jurisdictional needs."
Chambers Europe 2015, Latvia office
“Prominent practice advising clients from a broad range of sectors and industries.”
The Legal 500 2015, Latvia office
“As well as experiencing recent growth in IP registrations and in transactional and disputes related IP work, the team has also been active on the telecoms side […].”