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Private Sector Healthcare

Our private sector healthcare group has an exceptional track record

Private healthcare is one of the top priorities for governments worldwide and in recent years the sector has seen significant growth and development, with attractive investment opportunities continuing to draw major international and regional private healthcare players, particularly in developing markets across the Middle East, India and China.

At the forefront of developments in the healthcare sector, our lawyers provide specialist advice to hospitals, care facilities, health departments, trusts, insurers and operators, investors, health professional registration boards, regulators, pharmaceutical companies and life sciences organisations.

This diverse client list enables us to understand trends, drivers for government policy and industry regulation, and fully comprehend day-to-day issues facing organisations operating in the healthcare industry.

Our capability spans a global network of offices, with particular healthcare experience in the UK, Asia Pacific and Middle East.

Traditionally, we have had a strong focus on healthcare regulation, medical malpractice and projects in the UK. However, through our expanded corporate, commercial and hospital trust advisory services, we have further developed our reputation and are increasingly recognised as providing a complete healthcare offering.

Our lawyers combine their proven knowledge of mature markets and experience gained from years working in the healthcare sector to provide a solid offering in developing markets.

As one of the Middle East's few genuine complete service law firms, our combination of skills, expertise, experience and network of connections allow us to act as a ‘one-stop-shop’ for healthcare clients for all of their legal needs in the MEA region. Having been based in the United Arab Emirates for over 25 years, we are well versed in the nuances of local laws and regulations as well as the actual application, or non-application, of those laws and regulations by the authorities.

Our Middle East health insurance practice has been at the forefront of the development of the health insurance market in the MEA region. Working with GCC regulators, we have helped shape the developing body of legislation across the region. We advise our health insurance clients at every stage of their development; assisting them to raise capital to grow their business, advising them on regulatory issues, and assisting with acquisitions, joint ventures and disposals. We have many years of experience advising on health insurance programmes designed to meet the requirements of an increasingly sophisticated multi-jurisdictional market.

Our team of experts in Australia has acted for insured medical establishments including hospitals, clinics, residential care providers, allied health care companies and primary care providers. Our global outlook means we are uniquely placed to understand the risks that affect the healthcare industry, from the changing legal landscape, to rapid advances in science and an aging population.

Our healthcare lawyers understand the sector throughout the entire healthcare supply chain; from university-led research and development, to delivery of patient care in both government / public and private healthcare facilities.

Our Private Sector Healthcare team

Mark Attard
Mark Attard

Partner

Ross Barfoot
Ross Barfoot

Partner

Duncan Batchelor
Duncan Batchelor

Partner

Andreas Börner
Andreas Börner

Partner

Joanna Bower
Joanna Bower

Partner

Gemma Brannigan
Gemma Brannigan

Partner

Isabel Burón
Isabel Burón

Partner

Thomas Choo
Thomas Choo

Partner

Wim Cilliers
Wim Cilliers

Partner

Deon Francis
Deon Francis

Partner

Athol Gordon
Athol Gordon

Partner

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