Skip to main content


Freshfields Advises Moderna on Its Ten-Year Agreement With Monash University and the State of Victoria to Produce mRNA Vaccines

Freshfields is advising Moderna on its ten-year agreement with the State of Victoria to establish a state-of-the-art, domestic mRNA vaccine manufacturing facility at Monash University, where it will produce up to 100 million mRNA respiratory vaccine doses annually. Construction is expected to commence before the end of 2022, with a target date of the end of 2024 for the facility to become operational, subject to planning and regulatory approvals.

The facility, when constructed, is expected to provide people in Australia with access to a domestically manufactured portfolio of mRNA vaccines against respiratory viruses, including COVID-19, seasonal influenza, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and other potential respiratory viruses, pending licensure.

The Freshfields team was led by life sciences transactions Partner Kristen Riemenschneider, Senior Associate Jeff Jay and Associates Tanny Kang and Max Sanders.


About Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is a global law firm with a long-standing track record of successfully supporting the world's leading national and multinational corporations, financial institutions and governments on groundbreaking and business-critical mandates. Our 2,800-plus lawyers deliver results worldwide through our own offices and alongside leading local firms. Our commitment, local and multinational expertise, and business know-how means our clients rely on us when it matters most.

Freshfields is ranked by Chambers Global in Band 1 across the six areas of antitrust, corporate/M&A, litigation, international arbitration, tax, and public international law. For more information visit

This material is for general information only and is not intended to provide legal advice. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.