McDermott Advises Acticor Biotech in EUR 60m+ Agreement with China Medical System Holding Limited®

Overview


PARIS – International law firm McDermott Will & Emery advised Acticor Biotech in signing an asset transfer and licensing agreement with CMS Medical Limited regarding the development and commercialization of Acticor’s flagship candidate-drug, ACT017. McDermott also advised on an investment agreement with CMS Medical Venture Investment Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of China Medical System Holdings Limited®.

Acticor Biotech is a clinical stage biotechnology company involved in the acute phase of thrombotic diseases, including stroke and pulmonary embolism. Currently in clinical trials, ACT017 is an innovative biotechnological candidate-drug in the emergency treatment of the above.

The McDermott team advised on corporate aspects of the transaction and was led by Paris-based Transactions partner Emmanuelle Trombe, with support from associates Laetitia de Dinechin and Shurong Qu.

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