Pharma Competence Centre

Two events have radically altered the business landscape for pharmaceutical companies in the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU): the 2017 ratification of the EAEU unified pharmaceutical market and Russia’s “Pharma 2020” strategy, which aims to establish local production for essential medical supplies.

SCHNEIDER GROUP has responded by creating the Pharma Competence Centre, a group of industry experts with vast experience in the pharmaceutical industry and with regulatory bodies, centered in Yerevan. Armenia is an attractive location for pharma companies, due to its trade agreements with the EAEU and European Union, geographic location, natural resources, educated workforce, and special economic zones.

SCHNEIDER GROUP’s Pharma Competence Centre will support your business, help you navigate the new regulations, and help you tap the large and rapidly growing EAEU market without wasting time. We particularly focus on the following areas:


  • Fulfilment of EAEU labelling requirements
  • Serialization — legal and IT support


  • Certification
  • Legal support on advertisement of pharmaceuticals and e-commerce
  • Price registration for vital and essential medicines
  • Advice on regulatory matters
  • Consumer protection and competition law


  • Market Analysis
  • Choice of location
  • Choice of localization options – from contract manufacturing agreements to own production
  • Company registration and business setup
  • Full legal and tax advice on localization issues
  • Support in government procurements and tenders

Commercial law and Intellectual Property

  • Design and analysis of intercompany and third party agreements
  • Registration and protection of IP rights (know-how, trade secrets, trademarks, etc.)


  • Advice on compliance matters
  • Compliance due diligence and monitoring
  • Implementation of compliance management system

View our Industry Insight reports for key facts about industries, market opportunities and valued business tips.

View our presentation about doing business in the pharmaceutical industry within the EEU

Contact our experts
Alex Stolarsky
Partner, Rechtsanwalt, Legal & Compliance, Moscow
+7 / 495 / 956 55 57
Diana Movsesyan
Head of Yerevan Office
+374 / 60 / 50 / 66 / 05
Sergey Odintsov
Certified Legal & Tax Advisor, Head of Tax & Legal, Minsk
+375 / 17 / 290 25 57
Dina Jazylbekova
Head of Legal Department, Almaty
+7 / 727 / 355 44 48

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