Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology

In the highly complex, highly regulated sector of pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, we seize the opportunities open to you.

The UK is at the forefront of pharmaceutical and biotechnology development. We have a nationally-renowned multi-disciplinary team focused on this innovative industry, including 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 experience

  • Advising a UK pharma client on pharmaceutical distribution transactions in a number of overseas jurisdictions.
  • Advising a listed global animal medicines business on a complex collaboration with a Spanish biotech business, involving the development and onward commercialisation of vaccine technology, and consideration of regulatory issues.
  • Supporting an orphan drugs group on the development and commercialisation of its lead drug candidates, in particular, on its suite of supply chain, serialisation and market access agreements, a Phase III clinical trial programme, and the set-up of EU operations.
  • Advising a Swiss-based biotech business on a range of technology in-licensing transactions.
  • Advising on a large number of fundraisings (including IPOs) for a number of pharma and biotech clients.
  • Supporting a Danish global pharma group on UK product compliance issues.
  • Providing strategic HR support to a number of global pharma businesses.
  • Advising a global pharma business on data compliance issues around a clinical trial.
  • Advising a major university on the licensing of plant variety portfolios to a European industry partner.
  • Advising Autolus on its relocation to former BBC base at White City in London.

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
  • Leading 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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