Life Sciences

Life Sciences is an industry in strong growth and the complex regulations often pose a challenge for many operators. If you work within Life Sciences, you can feel safe working with Setterwalls - a dedicated team of lawyers with the skills and experience to face the challenges posed by your industry.

Solid knowledge about the complexity within strictly regulated markets

Setterwalls works broadly with all types of legal advice associated with products within strictly regulated markets, such as:

Sometimes the legal framework overlap, leading to issues relating to borderline products. Setterwalls’ team of knowledgeable lawyers and attorneys have substantial experience and knowledge of the current issues in the field. We are familiar with the conditions and needs of the companies, whether it is a newly founded research-based company within biotechnology or an internationally established company group within food.


An industry with many different types of legal issues

Companies and stakeholders in Life Sciences encounter many different types of legal issues. Setterwalls assists in, among other things, negotiating and establishing various kinds of agreements, such as:

  • Research agreements
  • Development agreements
  • Licensing agreements
  • Collaboration agreements
  • Clinical trial agreements
  • Material transfer agreements


Legal and strategic considerations regarding the management of intellectual property rights

In the industry, values are often linked to intellectual property such as patents, trademarks, data protection and confidential know-how. Setterwalls assists with strategic considerations regarding the management of intellectual property rights and is one of Sweden’s most engaged firms in cases of patent infringement and other patent disputes.


Setterwalls has experience of extensive regulatory framework

Furthermore, Setterwalls can assist in various issues related to the regulatory framework, such as:

  • Issues relating to permits and approvals
  • The substitution system for medicinal products and medical devices
  • The rules on marketing of various products
  • The rules of cooperation and interaction between industry and healthcare
  • Appeals of government decisions


Sharing knowledge

You can sign up for our newsletter for updates on current legal issues in your particular industry here. You will then receive our Life Sciences report which is published twice a year.


Swedish and international clients

Among our clients you will find many of the country's leading companies and leading international company groups.

This is a great team, which is well equipped to assist pharmaceutical companies. The lawyers have the right attitude and the appropriate legal competencies. They fulfil all requests and requirements, and I am very happy with their support.

Chambers Europe

These lawyers are excellent - they are always available when I need them, and present their knowledge in an understandable way, so we can make good decisions for our business.

Chambers Europe

The team's performance is outstanding. Both the way the lawyers prepare files and their court appearances are fantastic.

Chambers & Partners

Very deep knowledge, they understand our needs.

Chambers Europe

Want to know more? Contact:


Marcus Nivinger Niklas Follin


Hanna Sonning Richard Hammarvid


Per Lidman Helena Nilsson