Life sciences

Life sciences

"I’ve been really impressed and delighted that we have found the right people to work with us"


Our specialist life sciences lawyers have degrees and doctorates in life science disciplines, and have extensive first-hand experience working in the pharmaceutical industry.

We have practical experience in the highly regulated field of drug development, expertise that includes registration, regulatory and compliance regimes and pharmacovigilance along with pre-clinical development and phase I-IV clinical trials.

We understand the full scope of legal agreements that underpin the development stage of new products, including evaluation, pipeline, co-development and out-licensing or in-licensing arrangements. We can advise on the range of options and legal positions in these agreements which represent business critical factors for life sciences’ clients, and our IP lawyers excel in this area.

Our lawyers advise on a broad spectrum of issues including:

  • IP transactions, licensing and development agreements
  • Manufacturing and supply agreements
  • Regulatory issues
  • Brands and marketing
  • Specialist litigation
  • Strategic advice for corporate transactions
  • Funding and state aid
  • Development, commercialisation and regulatory compliance strategies

We have handled transactions and disputes across a range of life sciences disciplines including pharmaceuticals, biotech products (including antibodies), medical devices as well as connected health and medtech.