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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 Work

  • Middle East
  • UK & Europe
  • Major restructuring of Zulekha Hospitals

    Advising on a major restructuring of the group’s affairs in the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent

    United Arab Emirates

    AED 66 million acquisition of polyclinics

    Advising a UAE based healthcare provider on the acquisition of 3 polyclinics in Dubai and Sharjah for AED 66 million including franchising/branding arrangements

    United Arab Emirates

    Restructuring and recapitalisation following shareholder sale

    Advising a UAE based healthcare provider on the restructuring of its business involving the sale of shares and commercial interests in the company by two shareholders and the AED 100 million recapitalisation of the company which included an investment of AED 44 million by J.P. Morgan

    United Arab Emirates

    USD 8 billion global diagnostics and point of care business acquisition

    Advising a global conglomerate on the acquisition of a diagnostics and point of care business, operating in seven countries in the Middle East as part of a global acquisition worth in excess of USD 8 billion

    United Arab Emirates
  • Leading US surgeon clinical negligence claim

    Acting in a complex, extremely high value and multi-jurisdictional matter in which a professional premiership footballer sued a world leading USA knee surgeon following reconstructive surgery to his knee

    United Kingdom

    Healthcare provider alleged systems failure claim

    Acting for a private company that owns and runs 7 GP practices in relation to alleged systems failures, in particular, allegations that its medical records system was not fit for purpose and as a consequence it led to independently employed nurses not being able to provide the appropriate level...

    United Kingdom

    Skanska and Innisfree consortium GBP 1 billion PFI projects

    Advising the Skanska/Innisfree consortium on PFI healthcare projects at four major PFI hospitals in the Midlands valued at GBP 1 billion

    United Kingdom

    GBP 1 billion hospital PFI transaction

    Acting for the consortium in respect of a GBP 1 billion hospital PFI transaction in the city of London, including drafting sections of the construction and facilities maintenance contracts to reflect pertinent legislative changes

    United Kingdom

    GBP 361 million Fit for the Future Project

    Acting for the hard and soft services provider on the FM services for two new hospitals in the Stoke-on-Trent area under the North Staffordshire Hospitals NHS Trust

    United Kingdom

    Acquisition, development and letting over 45 primary care properties

    Acting for private sector healthcare groups in relation to the acquisition, development and letting of over 45 primary care properties, we developed specialised leases and other documentation to deal with the unique aspects of leasing to doctors.

    United Kingdom