The pharmaceutical industry is one of the world’s most important, global, and complex industries. From a legal perspective, the handling of cases involving pharmaceutical companies requires proper judgement and expertise in many diverse areas of the law. These include compliance, intellectual property, business contracts, and dispute settlement. Moreover, it is critical that attorneys who deal with pharmaceutical companies have an understanding of the industry, as well as real experience in handling related matters.
At Kitahama Partners, we have many Japanese and Registered Foreign Attorneys who have many years’ experience representing multinational pharmaceutical companies, either as outside counsel or working at those companies on temporary assignment, handling a wide range of legal matters. We also have attorneys who possess a physician’s license who are able to understand and deal with issues related to the pharmaceutical industry from both medical and legal perspectives. Therefore, our firm has the experience and knowledge required to offer the most practical, efficient, and cost-effective legal services to our pharmaceutical clients at all stages.
Employment & Labor
Employment and labor issues are an unavoidable part of conducting business. The pharmaceutical industry is no exception. In particular, in addition to office workers and factory workers, pharmaceutical companies employ...
Measures to Combat Counterfeit Products
Cases of counterfeit drugs manufactured overseas being imported via the Internet and other avenues are on the rise. In some cases, people who have taken these drugs have suffered adverse...
For the development of pharmaceuticals and to secure approval for their manufacture and sale, clinical trials must be conducted to confirm the pharmaceuticals’ safety. The procedures involved in these clinical...
Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Act
The Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Act is an extremely important law for pharmaceutical companies in terms of the regulation of the manufacture and sale of pharmaceuticals. Major pharmaceutical companies are...
Fraud Investigation and Compliance
As a highly regulated industry, compliance issues in the pharmaceutical industry are critical, as is the need to conduct compliance-related investigations. Our expert team consists of Japanese attorneys and a...
Product liability issues are among the most important and difficult legal issues that pharmaceutical companies may encounter. They require a broad range of legal expertise, from litigation to regulatory, compliance,...
International Business Transactions
As a global industry, pharmaceutical companies must handle a variety of international business transactions, including the licensing of intellectual property, sales, distribution, joint research, and various other types of contracts...