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Biotech Express

Peace of mind at the start of your journey

 

The biotech industry is defined by the vibrancy of its startups.  We want to support you in your early stages by giving you a sound legal footing at a fixed price you can afford.

Biotech Express gives you the documentation and template agreements you will need, to ensure you have a robust foundation for future growth, for a fixed fee which varies by country and the number of documents required - for all UK documents that fee is £750, for example.



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Your intellectual property will be protected and your company will be properly set up, giving you protection for the future

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As well as IP and incorporation documents, you will get ready-to-use documents to enable you to make confidentiality agreements, materials transfers, consultancy agreements, employment contracts and to cover employee conduct

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Yes, you will have an individual consultation with a Pinsent Masons expert to gather information and assist in completing the template documents.

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The documentation is available for the UK, France, Germany, Spain and Ireland.

 

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The documents differ in each country in response to the different laws and regulations there. We respond to the particular legal and regulatory environment in the countries you want to operate in.

 

Find out more about what each country package is made up of.

  • UK

    One-Way Confidentiality Agreement
    To enable confidential information to be provided one-way and not in return.
    Two-Way Confidentiality Agreement
    To enable confidential information to be exchanged by two parties.
    Shareholders’ and Subscription Agreement
    To govern investment in the company and the relationship between shareholders.
    Materials Transfer Agreement
    To temporarily transfer a sample of materials for evaluation.
    Consultancy Agreement
    To engage a consultant, including terms of payment and services to be provided.
    Founder’s Assignment of IP
    To assign the IP in research undertaken by the founder to the company.
    Service Agreement
    To set out the services a senior team member will provide and their remuneration.
    Employment Contract
    To enable you to hire staff.
    Grievance procedure policy
    To set out an employee’s steps to lodge a grievance against their employer.
    Code of conduct and disciplinary policy
    What behaviour is expected of employees and disciplinary procedures.

  • Ireland

    One-Way Confidentiality Agreement
    To enable confidential information to be provided one-way and not in return.
    Two-Way Confidentiality Agreement
    To enable confidential information to be exchanged by two parties.
    Shareholders’ and Subscription Agreement
    To govern investment in the company and the relationship between shareholders.
    Materials Transfer Agreement
    To temporarily transfer a sample of materials for evaluation.
    Consultancy Agreement
    To engage a consultant, including terms of payment and services to be provided.
    Founder’s Assignment of IP
    To assign the IP in research undertaken by the founder to the company.
    Service Agreement
    To set out the services a senior team member will provide and their remuneration.
    Employment Contract
    To enable you to hire staff.
    Grievance procedure policy
    To set out an employee's steps to lodge a grievance against their employer.
    Code of conduct and disciplinary policy
    What behaviour is expected of employees and disciplinary procedures

  • France

    Full set of corporate documents for setting up a French SAS
    Tailor-made articles of association of a French SAS and ancillary documents, plus a handbook on the various options available under French law.
    One-Way Confidentiality Agreement
    To enable confidential information to be provided one-way and not in return.
    Two-Way Confidentiality Agreement
    To enable confidential information to be exchanged by two parties.
    Materials Transfer Agreement
    To temporarily transfer a sample of materials for evaluation.
    Founder’s Assignment of IP
    To assign the IP in research undertaken by the founder to the company.
    Consultancy Agreement
    To engage a consultant, including terms of payment and services to be provided.
    Employment Contract
    To enable you to hire staff.
    Internal Regulation
    To help you enforce standards and behaviour of employees and set health and safety rules.

  • Germany

    One-Way Confidentiality Agreement
    To enable confidential information to be provided one-way and not in return.
    Two-Way Confidentiality Agreement
    To enable confidential information to be exchanged by two parties.
    Articles of Association (German company with limited liability, GmbH)
    To enable you to create the articles of association of a German company with limited liability (GmbH).
    Shareholders' and Subscription Agreement
    To govern investment in the company and the relationship between shareholders.
    Materials Transfer Agreement
    To temporarily transfer a sample of materials for evaluation.
    Founder’s Assignment of IP
    To assign the IP in research undertaken by the founder to the company.
    Employment Contract
    To enable you to hire staff.
    Consultancy Agreement
    To engage a consultant, including terms of payment and services to be provided.

  • Spain

    One-Way Confidentiality Agreement
    To enable confidential information to be provided one-way and not in return.
    Two-Way Confidentiality Agreement
    To enable confidential information to be exchanged by two parties.
    Shareholders' and Subscription Agreement
    To govern investment in the company and the relationship between shareholders.
    Materials Transfer Agreement
    To temporarily transfer a sample of materials for evaluation.
    Consultancy Agreement
    To engage a consultant, including terms of payment and services to be provided.
    Founder’s Assignment of IP
    To assign the IP in research undertaken by the founder to the company.
    Service Agreement
    To set out the services a senior team member will provide and their remuneration.
    Employment Contract
    To enable you to hire staff.
    Grievance procedure policy
    To set out an employee's steps to lodge a grievance against their employer.
    Code of conduct and disciplinary policy
    What behaviour is expected of employees and disciplinary procedures.

About Us

Our biotech specialists use the technical expertise they have honed working for companies and regulators and put it at your disposal, helping you to turn your ideas into success. Our award-winning, multi-disciplinary expertise will help you commercialise your innovations and improve patient care.

Fast-growing biotech companies are at a crucial stage of their development. They use us as they would an in-house legal team, to provide world class technical advice; to spot the issues and trends that matter, and to use our unrivalled network of contacts to help you stay on top. This is what makes us a great choice for early-stage innovators from day one to exit and beyond.

Meet the team

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Allistair Booth

Partner

Allistair is one of the lead partners in our Tier 1 ranked Life sciences & health transactional team.

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Marc L. Holtorf

Rechtsanwalt, Fachanwalt für Gewerblichen Rechtsschutz, Partner, Head of German Intellectual Property

Marc Holtorf leads Pinsent Masons’ German Intellectual Property Group and the German Life Sciences sector. He specialises in supporting pharmaceutical, medical device and other high-tech companies in navigating through the complex world of contentious and non-contentious intellectual property.

Marc Holtorf
Inmaculada Castelló

Partner

Inmaculada is partner in the corporate team at Pinsent Masons in Madrid. She has particular experience in M&A, corporate investment and divestment transactions, and corporate restructuring.

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Jules Fabre

Legal Director

Jules specialises in intellectual property, with a particular focus on patent matters in the Life Sciences and pharmaceutical sector. He has extensive experience handling complex French and cross border patent and SPC litigations, both in private practice and in-house.

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Michael Finn

Partner

Michael specialises in the life sciences and TMT sectors. His practice focuses on complex domestic and international commercial disputes, contentious intellectual property matters, product liability, regulatory disputes and prosecutions, and administrative law challenges.

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