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Julia Baldi

Senior Associate
+61.3.9205.2000
Fax +61.3.9205.2055

Ms. Baldi is a corporate and regulatory lawyer with a focus on the healthcare and life sciences services industries. Ms. Baldi advises clients on a range of issues including commercial contracting, compliance with Australian regulatory requirements, privacy, risk management and transaction structuring.

Ms. Baldi's clients include public and private health service providers, pharmaceutical, medical device and biotechnology companies, private health insurers and aged care and retirement living operators.

Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology and Medical Devices

  • Advising pharmaceutical, medical device and biotechnology clients on the conduct and management of Australian and global multi-center clinical trials (from phase I to phase III), including commercial arrangements with institutions, contract research organisations and service providers, compliance with Medicines Australia standards, and regulatory and ethics approvals and compliance. 
  • Advising research institutions and life sciences clients on the conduct of research and collaboration agreements with respect to health and life science developments, including commercial arrangements with researchers, funding agreements, global collaborations and regulatory and ethics compliance. 
  • Advising pharmaceutical, medical device and biotechnology clients on applications for inclusion, listing or registration of medicines and medical devices on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods and listing on the Australian Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. 
  • Advising pharmaceutical, medical device and biotechnology clients on compliance with obligations resulting from inclusion, listing, or registration on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods including with respect to sale, distribution, import and export of therapeutic goods. 
  • Advising pharmaceutical, medical device and biotechnology clients on compliance with regulations relating to the advertisement of therapeutic goods, including labeling regulations and compliance with the Medicines Australia Code of Conduct, Generic and Biosimilar Medicines Association Code of Practice, Medical Technology Industry Code of Practice and requirements of the Australian Self-Medication Industry and the Complementary Healthcare Council.

Health and Aged Care

  • Advising clients on compliance with regulations relating to the advertisement of health services with a particular focus on compliance with the uniform Health Practitioner Regulation National Laws, the Privacy Act and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency codes of conduct. 
  • Advising on structuring and establishing corporate health models including contractor arrangements for a range of healthcare providers such as general practitioners, dentists, ophthalmologists, physiotherapists and in-hospital service clinics. 
  • Advising clients on compliance with the Health Insurance Act including in relation to the payment of Medicare benefits and compliance with permitted benefits under Part IIBA of that Act. 
  • Advising major private health insurance providers on structuring of product offerings and compliance with the Private Health Insurance Act, privacy and ongoing regulatory obligations. 
  • Advising residential aged care facility and retirement village operators and managers on compliance with Federal and State Legislation, and regulatory considerations including implementation of the Living Longer Living Better reforms.

Corporate and Commercial

  • Mergers and acquisitions of pharmaceutical companies, medical practices and corporate health service providers and aged care facilities including structuring, due diligence and advising on regulatory issues relevant to the same.
  • Corporate and commercial contracting with respect to healthcare and life sciences industries including in relation to the provision of health services, engagement of health care providers and supply and distribution of therapeutic goods.
  • Advising on establishing Australian subsidiaries for foreign based entities including structure of incorporation, ongoing compliance matters and liaising with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission.