Healthcare & Insurance

Healthcare & Insurance

We help you balance two sides of the same coin – opportunity and risk

As experts in law relating to healthcare and medical insurance, we enable large insurance companies to take a balanced approach to risk in a diversifying healthcare market. Our clients, whether lenders, investors or healthcare providers, benefit from our law firm’s integrated expertise in everything from real estate to private equity.

Whatever issue our lawyers are tackling, their focus remains resolutely on delivering commercial success for you ­– our client. This is why the largest health insurance companies, home and independent hospital providers, suppliers, financial advisers, private equity institutions and investors choose our law firm.

Our legal advice for healthcare and insurance clients covers:

  • Regulation issues, including the structuring of corporate partnering arrangements
  • General corporate and commercial advice in relation to procurement, IT and sponsorship arrangements
  • Social media agreements and policies
  • IP and branding advice
  • Compliance with bribery regulation
  • Commercial dispute resolution
  • Competition investigations
  • Mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and major capital investment projects
  • Employment and pensions
  • Real estate transactions.

Our experience in the healthcare and insurance sector includes advising:

  • Medibank on matters including its multi-sourced IT outsourcing arrangements, the acquisition of McKesson Asia Pacific to form Medibank Health Solutions, and its trademarks portfolio
  • NIB on its demutualisation, initial public offering and acquisition of IMAN International, which helped it access an attractive, high growth, higher margin market segment.

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Discover our latest insights into legal issues affecting your business

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01 November 2017

Productivity Commission's final report into Data Availability and Use uses the health sector as an example to illustrate structural barriers and distrust about data use.

22 May 2017

My Health Record is intended to provide a secure online summary of a patient’s health information. What are the challenges and opportunities that MyHR will face?

28 March 2017

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner has released two new privacy fact sheets concerning health information.

06 February 2017