Healthcare is one of the fastest growing sectors in the Middle East and North Africa. The healthcare and life sciences team at Al Tamimi & Company is the largest in the region and has advised clients on the most significant developments in this field.

Specialist advice from an experienced team

We were the first law firm in the region to establish a healthcare and life sciences team. Our diverse and multi-lingual team includes international and local lawyers with specialist healthcare expertise, as well as colleagues with clinical qualifications and backgrounds in data science.

This means that we understand both the law, and the complexities that our clients face. This deep insight is reflected in the quality of advice and support our clients receive.

Our healthcare and life sciences team supports clients across the sector from healthcare providers and governments to medical research institutes, insurance providers and manufacturers of both pharmaceuticals and medical equipment. We also work with medical practitioners, private equity firms and private and public developers of healthcare facilities.

Deep expertise available across the region

Our healthcare and life sciences expertise is vast and ranges from drafting laws to approvals for clinical trials and medical malpractice.

With experts in healthcare and life sciences based on the ground across 10 jurisdictions in the MENA region, we have the ability to work on large projects which span our region. Our excellent relationships with regulators and authorities ensures that clients receive practical advice, enabling them to achieve their objectives.

Our healthcare services

  • Commercial agreements
  • Digital health, and health data
  • Drafting healthcare law and policy
  • Establishing healthcare companies: Clinics, hospitals, laboratories, and telemedicine businesses  
  • Facility disciplinary and licensing investigations
  • Healthcare construction projects
  • Healthcare governance
  • Licensing and approvals
  • Medical malpractice
  • Mergers and acquisitions, IPO’s
  • Practitioner disciplinary and licensing investigations,
  • Public private partnerships
  • Regulatory advice
  • Telemedicine 

Our Life Sciences services

  • Agency and distribution agreements
  • Biotech, biosecurity, health sciences research and development, clinical studies and human trials advice and documentation
  • Commercial, IP agreements,
  • Establishing manufacturing facilities, and toll manufacturing agreements
  • Establishing representative offices, scientific offices, and distribution companies
  • Intellectual property and patents advice
  • Medical products and devices registrations
  • Pharmaceuticals pricing and registration
  • Pharmaceuticals regulation advise
  • Vaccine registration, supply and distribution 

Examples of our healthcare and life sciences work

  • Our client was a government healthcare authority. We drafted a law to deliver public hospital services, establish a university hospital, the mechanism for public control of a specialist children’s hospital and a healthcare research foundation. We also advised on public-private funding issues and the claw-back of short-fall funding from the Department of Finance.

Key Contacts

Andrea Tithecott

Partner, Head of Regulatory and Healthcare
Meet the team

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