MSD, known as Merck in the United States and Canada, has operations in more than 140 countries. MSD employs approximately 1,800 people across its sites in Ireland, which encompass manufacturing, R&D, commercial and marketing facilities in addition to global support services.
As a global leader in healthcare, we are dedicated to helping the world be well through a wide range of innovative health solutions. This includes the development, production and distribution of prescription medicines, vaccines and biologic therapies as well as animal health products. We also drive and support the on-going development of patient support initiatives.
Our core values are driven by the desire to improve life, achieve scientific excellence, operate with the highest standards of integrity, expand access to our products, and employ a diverse workforce that values collaboration. Many of the most widely used MSD medicines are developed by our teams in Ireland, with over 60% of MSD’s global top 20 products now manufactured here in Ireland. We have invested hugely in the Irish market and our Irish sites are highly regarded, and renowned, by our colleagues across the globe.
AbbVie is a global research-based biopharmaceutical company formed in 2013 following separation from Abbott. It employs almost 600 people at five manufacturing and commercial sites across Ireland. The company’s commercial headquarters is based in Dublin as is a separate international manufacturing and engineering services centre. AbbVie has two manufacturing plants in Sligo and one in Cork. The company’s mission is to use its expertise, dedicated people and unique approach to innovation to develop and market advanced therapies that address some of the world’s most complex and serious diseases. Together with its wholly-owned subsidiary, Pharmacyclics, AbbVie employs more than 28,000 people worldwide and markets medicines in more than 170 countries.
About Byrne Wallace
ByrneWallace is one of Ireland’s largest law firms with a diversity of expertise that covers all areas of Irish law. A forward thinking law firm, we focus on securing the best possible outcomes for our clients and are dedicated to the provision of expert legal services.
For over 30 years, our specialist healthcare team has been at the forefront of developments in healthcare law, including child protection law, health and social care law and mental health law. This experience gives us the extensive knowledge and expertise required to deal with a wide range of complex issues including health and social care law; child care; mental health; inquiries & investigations; employment law; commercial contracts; ICT, third party suppliers, procurement; corporate finance, funding and investment; corporate governance & compliance; property law; litigation; regulation; restructuring & insolvency; and risk management. We are also Ireland’s leading firm advising the Life Sciences, Medtech and Pharma sector.
Ranked as a top tier firm for healthcare law in Ireland by Legal 500, we also have a strong reputation, gained over many years, for providing immediate, expert and practical advice and are committed to achieving results for our clients.
Our clients include public sector and private sector health service providers and range from public and private hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, residential care facilities, primary care centres, charitable organisations, regulatory and professional representative bodies, service providers, pharmacies, sports clinics.