Healthcare and Pharma

Our corporate healthcare team understands the competitive dynamics of the fast-changing healthcare and pharmaceutical industries. Our highly experienced multidisciplinary healthcare team provides domestic and international clients with industry-specific advice to help them successfully navigate risks and realise market opportunities.

We work with leading and emerging domestic and international pharmaceutical and healthcare providers, applying our expertise to anticipate regulatory and contractual issues in key areas of corporate investment, finance and strategy. Our full-service approach includes Tax, Employment, and Litigation and Dispute Resolution services, delivering integrated solutions efficiently and cost-effectively.

Our specialist advice covers high profile and complex issues, including:

  • Dealings with government and regulatory authorities, including the HSE, the National Treatment Purchase Fund, the Health Information and Quality Authority, the European Commission and the Irish Competition and Consumer Protection Commission.
  • Judicial review of regulatory decisions.
  • Compliance and Codes of Conduct.
  • Corporate structuring.
  • Commercial agreements including contracts for the supply of goods and care services.
  • Data protection and freedom of information.
  • Consent and confidentiality.
  • Major restructurings including mergers.
  • Employment issues.
  • Corporate governance.
  • Real Estate acquisition and leasing

Members of the Dillon Eustace Corporate Healthcare team regularly speak at industry conferences and contribute to legal journals. 

Key transactions include advising:

  • Centric Health on the sale of its minor injury business Vhi Swiftcare to its joint venture partner the Vhi.
  • The joint venture developer of primary care centres in counties Dublin and Kildare.
  • The shareholders in one of Ireland’s largest nursing home groups on its restructuring and subsequent sale.
  • Perrigo Company Plc on its recommended USD 8.6bn offer for Elan Corporation Plc – M&A Deal of the Year, 2013.
  • The leading representative body for private and voluntary nursing homes in Ireland.
  • United Drug Plc on its successful creditors’ petition placing three pharmacies in examinership.
  • Private and voluntary nursing homes on their ongoing dealings with the National Treatment Purchase Fund, the Health Information and Quality Authority and the HSE.
  • On the private equity backed management buyout of a large Irish private healthcare group.
  • Centric Health on the establishment of community GP partnership practices and primary healthcare centres.
  • The sellers on the disposal of several pharmacies to the Lloyds Pharmacy network.