The Healthcare Team is a multi-disciplinary team of attorneys drawn from Stek’s various practice groups. The integrated nature of our services is to your advantage: we can respond to your wishes and requirements in the most effective way possible, helping you attain your objectives. The Stek Healthcare Team distinguishes itself in terms of:
Because they have been active in the healthcare sector for many years, dealing with such challenges, the team members understand the issues you are facing. That is why we are excellently placed to guide you through such processes and achieve good solutions.
Consolidations in the healthcare sector, such as the creation of joint ventures or megers (legal or administrative) and acquisitions between healthcare institutions, with suppliers, or within the chain, are common these days. Not only do we have years of experience in this area, we are also well-apprised of the most recent trends and developments in healthcare regarding such matters as collaborations, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance.
Whether large hospitals or smaller healthcare providers are involved, it is often the case that new external financing is necessary or (for example due to the conclusion of joint ventures or mergers between healthcare institutions) that existing financing requires a revamp. Our team members have a long track record of assisting financing transactions in general and more specifically in the healthcare sector, acting on behalf of both banks/lenders and healthcare institutions in this regard.
The highly regulated character of the healthcare sector makes contact with authorities unavoidable. To help this go smoothly, knowledge of the market, the applicable regulations and these authorities’ procedures is essential. The team has this knowledge, assuring you of excellent support in matters including:
The healthcare sector handles a great deal of special personal data. In addition, central government is encouraging the healthcare sector to offer more eHealth (i.e. the use of information and communication technology to support or improve health and healthcare) and to raise awareness among their patients of the options available. The digital revolution has major consequences for healthcare. One of the key aspects involved concerns the protection of patients’ privacy and the confidentiality of sensitive information shared using this technology. Our team members provide advice on the drafting and implementation of privacy policies, the drafting of processor agreements, the data breach notification obligation and issues relating to your rights and obligations under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the ePrivacy regulations.
Set out below is a summary of our team members’ varied legal support in the healthcare sector, often from a multi-disciplinary perspective:
Would you like to know more about how we can help you? If so, please contact Berend Reuder (Competition and Regulated Markets), Sharon Kaufmann (Finance), Malu Dijkstra (Corporate) or Stephanie Dielemans (Privacy and Regulatory).