This award recognises a healthcare, pharmaceuticals and biotech legal team that has effectively managed the pressure of upholding vital legal responsibilities to the vulnerable Australian consumer, and has adequate patent protection in place to deter competitors.
It includes all employees who make up the legal team in all types of healthcare, pharmaceuticals and biotech organisations, which are involved in the development and/or distribution of consumables, medical devices or biotech systems and organisms in Australia.
It is open to all in-house legal teams that have been employed by a healthcare, pharmaceutical and/or biotech manufacturer or developer that has been trading for at least two full financial years.
To be eligible for this award, the organisation needs to be registered in Australia. The legal team must demonstrate work undertaken for the organisation in the 12 months from 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2017.
Nominees will be judged on their responses to the following: