Our specialist multi-disciplinary LIFE SCIENCES team advises businesses at all stages of the medicines supply chain

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Pharma and Biotech

We advise a wide range of pharmaceutical and biotech clients from young startups to some of the world’s largest, most well-established companies. 

As a result we have considerable experience not only of the headline issues but of the specific practical challenges and opportunities arising for the different players in this space. We frequently advise on licensing, collaboration agreements and joint ventures, including with universities, and we have extensive experience of advising companies in these sectors on the full range of IP issues including patents, trade marks, litigation and dispute resolution. Our strong  competition-law and regulatory teams also regularly act for life sciences companies on relevant issues including market authorisations, advertising and pricing. On the corporate side we often act on acquisitions in the pharmaceutical and biotech spheres and on financing transactions.


Our experience

  • Acting for the UK subsidiary of an international life sciences company in multi million US$ claims for breach of contract arising out of regulatory failures
  • Working very closely with in-house legal teams of pharma and biotech clients by way of secondments to provide commercial and IP support
  • Acting for a leading supplier of products and services to the life sciences industry in relation to the development and commercialisation of a new form of treatment using cold plasma

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