Life sciences

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The life sciences industry is hugely innovative but also highly complex and regulated. We can guide you through this maze to make the most of your ideas and products.

Our renowned multi-disciplinary life sciences team can help wherever you need, whether that is to protect your latest idea or deal with compliance issues. With our sector knowledge and experience, we provide solutions and risk analysis to enable you to seize the opportunities open to you.

The team includes specialists advising on:

  • Corporate, commercial and financing transactions
  • Patents and IP
  • Privacy
  • Regulation and compliance
  • HR, immigration and pensions
  • Product liability
  • Dispute management
  • Tax and share options 
  • Real estate

Our lawyers

Our advice is pragmatic, commercially-focused and rooted in deep industry knowledge. Many of the team are even former scientists or have worked in-house in life sciences companies.

Our experience

Our experience is extensive and includes:

  • Supporting a speciality pharmaceuticals group on the development and commercialisation of its lead drug candidates – putting in place a suite of supply chain and market access agreements, a Phase III clinical trial programme and setting up EU operations.
  • Advising a Swiss-based biotech business on a range of technology in-licensing transactions.
  • Supporting a Danish global pharma group on UK product compliance issues.
  • Advising on a large number of fundraisings, including IPOs, for a number of pharma, device, diagnostic and digital health organisations.
  • Providing strategic HR support to international pharma businesses.
  • Supporting o2h on the creation of early stage EIS and SEIS investment funds to back biotech therapeutic opportunities.
  • Helping a global pharma business with data compliance issues around a clinical trial.
  • Advising IQ Capital on its follow-on investment in Fluidic Analytics, as part of a £21million fundraising.
  • Helping Autolus relocate to the former BBC base at White City.
  • Advising the Sanger Institute on strategic research collaborations with industry partners.

Our clients

Our clients include:

  • Global organisations
  • Fast-growing companies in a wide range of therapeutic areas
  • Universities involved in world-renowned research
  • Leading research institutes
  • Major research charities
  • Government organisations 
  • Sector fund managers

Legal resources you may find useful

We take our role within the industry seriously and offer advice through our Life Science Law blog, our Sequence Newsletter and our twitter feed @MRSequencelaw

We also contribute to Mills & Reeve's technology and GDPR articles

For the latest in-depth views on the legal implications of Brexit, visit our Brexit pages.  

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