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Paris Petranis

Advising the St Ives Group (WA) in relation to matters relating to their retirement villages including contracting and matters before the WA Department of Commerce.

Advising Pacific Smiles Group Limited on corporate, health regulatory and commercial matters, including structuring, acquisitions of dental practices and contracting with dental surgeons.
Advising Alfred Health on the divestment of its residential aged care business.
Advising the Department of Health and Ageing in cases where aged care operators are in financial distress.
Advising the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research on general contracting and licensing arrangements including collaboration and material transfer agreements.
Advising on commercial agreements such as contract manufacturing, research, marketing and distribution, collaboration, licensing, appointment to advisory boards, sponsorship and speaker agreements.
Advising in relation to the co-location of the "Lifehouse at RPA" with the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.
Advising The Brotherhood of St Laurence in relation to retirement village regulation, the disposal of land containing a retirement village and the proposed future development of the retirement village property.
Advising Healthways Australia on commercial arrangements relevant to the provision of chronic disease management programs, contracting generally and health regulation.

Advising Vision Eye Institute Limited on corporate, health regulatory and commercial matters, including in relation to the company's day surgeries, structuring, acquisitions and sales of medical practices and day surgeries, as well as contracting with medical practitioners.

Advising on a range of issues affecting private health insurers including compliance with the Private Health Insurance Act, employee health fund arrangements, portability of private health insurance, discounts, overseas student and overseas visitor health cover and a variety of commercial agreements such as hospital purchaser-provider agreements, chronic disease management programs and commercial ventures.
Advising Uniting Aged Care in its AUD9.5 million acquisition of Wyndham Manor Aged Care Facility, and also assisting Uniting Aged Care with an aged care related sale.
Advising Australian Unity Limited on health regulatory matters, contracting with dental surgeons and the acquisition of a health business.
Advising Capitol Health Limited on acquisitions of diagnostic imaging practices (including Southern Radiology) tenders and regulatory matters.
Conducting privacy audits on a number of organisations and assisting them with the preparation of standard operating procedures to deal with privacy, as well as providing extensive privacy training and assisted organisations to establish appropriate privacy policies.
Advising on pharmaceutical mergers and acquisitions, including advising on regulatory issues relevant to the same (for example, advised Amneal Australia in its acquisition of substantially all of the assets of the Actavis business in Australia).

Advising on a range of issues affecting cosmetics companies including restrictions on advertising and the cosmetic/therapeutic goods interface as well as cosmetic product labelling.

Advising on the listing of pharmaceutical products on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), including risk sharing agreements with the Commonwealth and compliance with price disclosure requirements.

Advising St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne on structuring issues, contracting with medical practitioners and privacy.

Advising public health networks including The Royal Children's Hospital (Melbourne), Peninsula Health and Alfred Health on health and aged care related matters.

Advising the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners on commercial arrangements and regulatory/governance matters.

Advising Innovative Care Limited on the development and sale of six residential aged care facilities (located in Victoria, ACT and Queensland) to BUPA.

Assisting clients with submissions in relation to proposed reforms or areas of concern with the regulatory environment.

Advising on matters relevant to health records, including electronic health records.

Advising the Medibank Group, Australia's largest private health insurance and health solutions provider, on private health insurance and health regulation, health related contracts, tenders and privacy.

Providing privacy advice to many clients in the health, aged care, retirement living and pharmaceutical industries and regularly giving presentations on privacy regulation.

Advising the City of Whitehorse in relation to the sale of two residential aged care facilities, the City of Monash in relation to the sale of three residential aged care facilities (in 2 separate transactions a number of years apart) and the Manningham City Council in relation to the sale of one residential aged care facility.

Acting as an aged care and retirement village regulatory advisor to Stockland Corporation Limited in its acquisition of Australian Retirement Communities (ARC) (an acquisition valued at AUD329 million). The ARC retirement business consisted of 17 existing retirement villages, three villages under construction and a development pipeline of another three villages.

Assisting Stockland Corporation Limited with the integration of 28 retirement villages it acquired with its acquisition of Aevum Limited.

Assisting Australian Unity Limited with a restructure of its aged care operations and also advising AMP on structuring issues.

Advising The Salvation Army on the sale of 15 retirement villages and aged care centres in Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia and the Northern Territory (a critical part of this advice was consideration of matters relevant to the redevelopment of retirement villages and aged care facilities).

Advised numerous general health service providers including Symbion Health Limited, St John of God Health Care Inc, Medibank Health Solutions and its subsidiaries, Healthways Australia Pty Ltd, Vision Eye Institute Limited, Pacific Smiles Group Limited and Dental Corporation Limited. Also advised these health service providers on a broad range of commercial and regulatory matters relevant to the health service industry including: - Sales and acquisitions. - The regulation of medical and dental practices, medical and dental practitioners, hospitals, pathology and diagnostic imaging providers (particularly in relation to anti-kickback provisions). - Chronic disease management programs and contracts with private health insurers in relation to the same. - Arrangements between health service providers and medical and dental practitioners. - Arrangements between private health insurers and hospitals, day surgeries and medical practitioners (hospital purchaser provider agreements and medical purchaser provider agreements). - Product recalls. - Structuring of health service providers (taking into account both general corporate and specific health regulatory requirements).

Advising a number of national organisations on various aspects of their health practices including: - the acquisition and sale of various hospitals - the acquisition of pathology businesses - the acquisition of diagnostic imaging businesses - a broad range of commercial agreements and matters which arise in the provision of health care such as collocation agreements and informed consent - negotiations and contractual arrangements with major health funds - compliance with State and Commonwealth legislation (such as the National Health Act, Health Insurance Act, Private Health Insurance Act and State based legislation regulating the operation of hospitals).

Advising a number of pathology and diagnostic imaging providers on service agreements, compliance with the Health Insurance Act and the structuring of pathology and diagnostic imaging businesses.

Advising a number of organisations on clinical trials including clinical trial agreements, ethics approvals, issues relevant to HRECs and patient consent as well as compliance with the Therapeutic Goods Administration and National Health and Medical Research Committee Guidelines, informed consent and ethics approvals.

Advising Dental Corp on contracting with dental surgeons.

Advising Japara Healthcare Limited on the acquisition of the Whelan Care residential aged care portfolio which comprised five residential aged care facilities and a retirement village.

Advising the City of Banyule, City of Glen Eira, City of Monash, City of Whitehorse, Manningham City Council, Anglican Aged Care Services Group, Melbourne Citymission, Illawarra Retirement Trust and the City of Bayswater (WA) in matters relating to their residential aged care facilities and/or retirement villages.

Assisting cosmetics companies in addressing concerns made to regulators and establishing procedures to assist in compliance with regulatory requirements.

Advising Catalent Pharma Solutions, Inc., a global listed pharmaceutical company headquartered in the U.S., in relation to the sale of 100% of its tablet and soft-gel capsule manufacturing facility in Victoria, Australia for AUD43.2 million to Blackmores Limited.

Advising relation to compliance with legislation, policy and codes of practice, in particular advertising restrictions and labeling regulations (with particular expertise in advising on compliance with the Medicines Australia Code of Conduct, GMiA (GBMA) Code of Practice and Medical Technology Industry Code of Practice and assisting with complaints under those Codes).

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