Dr. Pascal Friton

Pharma & Healthcare

From the digitization of hospitals, the impact of the pandemic on the healthcare sector to a changing age structure of the population, the Pharma & Healthcare sector is facing transformations and challenges. These dynamics are accompanied by constantly changing regulatory requirements. We advise companies in the Pharma & Healthcare sector on industry-specific matters of antitrust law, public procurement law and international trade law, such as purchasing cooperatives in the hospital sector, procurement of industry-specific software or export control of medical devices.


  • Advising BPI on public procurement law issues regarding the consideration of the production location when awarding discount contracts for off-patent drugs with critical active ingredients by the health insurance funds

  • Advising various IT companies regarding procurement procedures for digital solutions in the healthcare sector (e.g. Recare, Kumi Health and Thieme DokuForm)

  • Advising and representing multinational health care company Teva on direct investment law issues regarding the FDI filing of its licensing collaboration with MODAG

  • Advising a leading U.S. provider of medical and pharmaceutical products in the cannabis tender of the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices

  • Advising on merger control law (e.g. sale of medpex to DocMorris, sale of care services by Vitruvian Partners, acquisition of a medical practice portfolio and a dental clinic by Summit Partners, acquisition of a veterinary clinic by Swedish PE investor IVC Evidensia)

  • Advising regularly on antitrust distribution issues (e.g. Essity/BSN)

The BLOMSTEIN team has supported us comprehensively on all aspects of the Krankenhauszukunftsgesetz and has accompanied us in several tenders. The legal advice is excellent and, what I appreciate particularly as an entrepreneur, we have always considered the team a pragmatic sparring partner in every tender.
Max Greschke, Recare
Excellent Customs and Export Control practice, with great and very practical responsiveness to the point. Great team.
Legal Counsel EMEA of a Blue Chip Medical Company