Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals


Consolidated Knowledge

Disputes in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries often feature issues of patent, licensing and distribution law. Regulatory frameworks, often on a cross-border level, also impact the contractual relationships between parties. The stakes may be even higher in cases of product liability, with the potential for third party claims, making it paramount to think beyond just the dispute at hand when determining the overall strategy for a case.


Konrad Partners’ holistic approach to handling international disputes therefore makes our firm ideal for clients facing international disputes in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. Both big and small players in the sector value the relentlessness and skill of our lawyers in dealing with issues which are often complicated on both a legal and a technical level, and we take particular pride in our ability to analyse, comprehend and present these complexities in a way that emphasises relevant issues and assists arbitrators in rendering an informed and correct decision. In this context, our clients also appreciate the versatility of our network of industry specialists who have achieved renown not only for their expert knowledge but also for their familiarity with the arbitral process and the challenges inherent in high-value disputes.

Our lawyers are experienced in advising international chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors in a wide range of disputes, with particular expertise in post-acquisition disputes and product liability.

Representative Cases

We represented a leading manufacturer of childcare products in an arbitration regarding the termination of a distribution agreement.

We represented a leading engineering company and manufacturer of customisation system solutions for sterile and aseptic application techniques in relation to a contract dispute with a subcontractor.

We represented the owners of a pharmaceutical company in a post-acquisition dispute against one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical manufacturers.

We advised an international market leader in the production of generic-label products in relation to a patent dispute and distribution rights.

We represented an international provider of bioprocess plants against a German company in a dispute relating to the provision of engineering and supply services for a bio-ethanol plant.



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