Andrew Bab and Kevin Rinker, co-heads of the Healthcare & Life Sciences Group at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, are the editors of the recently-published sixth edition of the Practising Law Institute’s Health Care Mergers and Acquisitions Answer Book 2019. The Answer Book, which combines analyses of recent healthcare transactions with an easy-to-read, question-and-answer format, is designed to help readers avoid potential pitfalls while working on transactions in this highly regulated sector. It covers deal making involving pharmaceutical companies, biotech companies, hospitals, health insurers and private equity and financial services firms investing in the healthcare sector, as well as due diligence and transaction documentation.
Debevoise lawyers, a number of whom are regular contributors to the guide, have substantial experience in transactional, litigation and enforcement matters affecting the global healthcare industry. The team handles significant transactions and regulatory and litigation matters in a wide variety of areas for pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, medical device manufacturers, financial sponsors, financial advisors and other key players in the industry. The Group’s transactional work includes mergers and acquisitions, financings, securities offerings, licensing, development and commercialization transactions, while its litigation work spans investigations by U.S. government agencies, “bet-the-company” defense work, compliance with U.S. regulatory requirements and defense of intellectual property rights.
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