Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals

Our multidisciplinary Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals Team has in-depth knowledge of the policy and legal issues which impact the sector. Our extensive track record advising our Healthcare and Pharmaceutical clients has given us unparalleled experience. We deliver quality advice and timeliness in assisting our clients realise their strategic aims.

Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals

Some of the sector’s challenges include a constitutional imperative which requires the realisation of everyone’s right of access to healthcare, a need to bridge sustainably the divide between public and private sectors, and an increasing myriad of regulation. Post-pandemic, a new healthcare landscape will emerge, with the recognition that health is a primary asset, an emphasis on lower cost and preventative solutions as well as digital health and precision medicine, innovation in impactful public/private partnerships, and the continued global vaccine race. Successfully competing in this sector requires creative strategies and integrated solutions. 

Sector services offered:

  • Healthcare policy work
  • Regulatory assistance
  • Commenting on draft industry regulations and legislation
  • Pharmaceutical licensing and distribution arrangements
  • Cannabis law
  • Digital health, telemedicine and healthtech
  • Pharmacy and hospital licensing applications and disputes
  • Public private partnerships
  • Healthcare financing and insurance
  • Privacy and the protection of personal information
  • Administrative and constitutional law issues
  • Multidisciplinary practice assistance (competition law/anti-trust, employment law, BBBEE, dispute resolution, tax)
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Pro bono and human rights

Ranked Practitioners

  • The IFLR1000 2019 - 2021 recommended Susan Meyer as a notable practitioner in Competition.  The Legal 500 EMEA 2021 recommended Susan for competition

  • Chambers Global 2016-2021 ranked Sammy Ndolo in Band 4 for Corporate/M&A. Chambers Global 2017 ranked him in Band 3 for Banking & Finance. IFLR 1000 2020 ranked Sammy as a notable practitioner

  • Chambers Global 2003 to 2021 ranks "highly regarded" Emil Brincker in Band 1 Tax. Chambers Global notes that Emil is rated as "one of the best tax lawyers in South Africa." Sources praise both his technical skills and client service: "His turnaround time is astonishing." The Legal 500 EMEA series 2018-2021 ranked Emil as a "leading individual" for tax. In 2016 - 2019 he was listed as a recommended individual in Tax.  2006 to 2014 named "a leading tax lawyer". He is a foremost expert in South Africa on corporate reorganisations and structural finance transactions. Leading lawyer by Who's Who Legal: Corporate Tax – Advisory and Who's Who Legal: Corporate Tax – Controversy for 2017 and 2018. Who's Who Legal - International Who's Who of Corporate Tax Lawyers 2012 - 2014 and The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers 2014 selects Emil as being among the world's leading corporate tax, as well as insurance and reinsurance lawyers. IFLR1000 2012 recommended him for tax. ILO Client Choice Awards 2010–2013 named Emil as the exclusive winner of the corporate tax category in South Africa. The Tax Directors Handbook 2012 listed him among the top 250 lawyers in the world.

  • IFLR1000, 2020 edition André de Lange received the following recognition: “He provided a very high level of output. He has excellent turnaround times and is excellent at proposing solutions.” “He is experienced, knowledgeable, calm and precise.

  • Chambers Global 2019-2021 ranked Tim Fletcher in Band 3 for Dispute Resolution. Between 2015 - 2018 Tim was ranked in Band 4 for Dispute Resolution. Legal 500 EMEA 2016-2021 listed Tim as a 'leading individual' for dispute resolution and recommended him in 2013–2016.

  • Who's Who Legal has named Lara Granville as one of world’s leading Competition – Future Leaders lawyers for 2018. International Financial Law Review (IFLR) 1000 - 2011 Edition mentions Lara as a ‘great competition lawyer'. Legal 500 EMEA 2018-2021 recommended Lara in Competition. Chambers Global 2019-2021 Lara was ranked as 'Up & Coming' in Competition/Antitrust.

  • Chambers Global 2021 ranked Imraan Mahomed in Band 2 for Employment and from 2014–2020 he was ranked in Band 3 for Employment. The Legal 500 EMEA 2012-2021 recommended Imraan in labour and employment.

  • Legal 500 EMEA 2018 and 2021 recommended Mashudu Mphafudi in banking and finance. IFLR1000 2018 recommended Mashudu as a "rising star" for Banking, Project finance and Capital markets: debt. In 2019 and 2020, he was listed as a highly regarded lawyer for Banking, Project finance and Capital markets: debt

  • Chambers Global 2019-2021 Fintech Edition ranked Christoff Pienaar in Band 1. Chambers Global 2018-2021 ranked Christoff in Band 3: IT & Telecommunications. Ranked in Chambers UK 2010 and 2011. In the 2020 edition of Chambers Global, Christoff was described as “a very strong IT lawyer" whom his peers have "high regard for."

  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2021 recommended Lucinde Rhoodie for dispute resolution.