32 rue de Monceau
75008 Paris
Display phone number 01 57 57 80 80
Alain Decombe
Mélanie Thill-Tayara
Xavier Nyssen
Isabelle Marguet
Sophie Pelé
Jacques Sivignon
Anne-Charlotte Rivière


Dechert’s life science team in France represents the sector’s companies—active in all areas of the life sciences, including pharmaceutical products, biotechnologies, medical devices, services, and establishments (clinics, pharmacies, analytical laboratories, research centers, and retirement homes). We also assist with investment funds as part of their investment in this sector.

Thanks to our legal teams of life science specialists in the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, we are particularly well-positioned to handle our clients’ most complex transnational matters. We take part in M&A transactions involving several jurisdictions, fund-raising, IPOs in France and abroad (notably Nasdaq), pan-European or international complex litigation, particularly concerning patents or product liability.


  • Mergers & acquisitions – strategic alliances

  • Capital Investment / Private Equity

  • IPO / Capital Finance and Capital Markets

  • Taxation: research tax credit, restructuring and international tax planning

  • Competition / Concentrations

  • Administrative law, regulatory and pharmaceutical contracts

  • Company law

  • Licensing contracts and strategic partnerships

  • Intellectual property: strategic counsel / complex litigation

  • Commercial litigation and international arbitration

  • Labor law / reorganization advice

  • Compliance


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