Luther stands for focused legal and tax advice in the entire Health Care & Life Science sector in Germany and Europe. This includes health care structures, inpatient and outpatient, regulatory issues, the safeguarding of complex research projects, up to and including transactions and litigation.
The highly regulated healthcare sector in Germany is constantly changing. Demographic developments are increasing the demand for medical services. Thanks to technological progress, pharmaceuticals medical devices research, production and therapy are linked with big data, gene sequencing, AI and biogenetics. Large technology companies and highly specialised start-ups have contributed to the fact that old structures in the health sector, biotechnology and chemistry have altered and now have to be redefined. Numerous challenges, therefore, that our clients are now facing.
We can meet these challenges head on together with you and ensure that you are well advised in your competitive environment on all legal and tax issues relating to the healthcare and life science industry. Our experts are familiar with the structures within the healthcare market, know the regulatory conditions and understand the economic goals of our clients. This allows them to concentrate fully on their core business: be it patient care, research into new pharmaceuticals or the development of state-of-the-art medical technology.
For (dentists) doctors/medical-care centres
For all service providers
Digitisation in the healthcare sector opens up new opportunities for diagnostics and therapy, quality enhancement and the acceleration of research processes. Artificial intelligence as a key technology enables decision-making based on big data and can thus support physicians as a tool in everyday treatment as effectively as patients in self-monitoring of chronic diseases and researchers in identifying suitable targets as well as in the context of clinical trials.
More and more players in healthcare are therefore committing to digital health and want to drive digitisation supported by AI in their area of responsibility.
Nevertheless: There are numerous legal hurdles to overcome when introducing innovative digital solutions in the healthcare sector. In the highly regulated healthcare sector, some regulations are not compatible with digital requirements and would have to be dropped or, in some cases, replaced; liability law has to be observed; data protection and data security raise particular issues in the case of sensitive healthcare data.
Luther's experts accompany clients into the digital world with their expertise on the requirements according to the German Social Code (SGB V), medical device law and IT/data protection law.
As a full-service law firm, Luther also offers legal advice to providers of digital health solutions in numerous other areas of law, such as competition law, compliance, intellectual property, public procurement law, commercial agreements, employment law and transactions.
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