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Lifesciences & Healthcare lawyers

Discovery, innovation, market awareness and understanding are key to those life sciences and healthcare entities providing services and finance towards, and developing therapies and services for, the improvement of patient outcomes.

Due to the highly regulated nature of the industry, as an operator, investor, adviser, developer or licensee, you will be dealing with complex legal and regulatory requirements to launch, maintain and deliver your products and services to the market.

Our Life Sciences team is immersed in the sector and we appreciate our clients' technology; we are not just lawyers, we are immunologists, geneticists, chemists and engineers. With this background we are ideally placed to really understand your business, how it is changing and what you want from a trusted advisor. Highly relevant to this sector is our fully integrated European patent attorney practice. Spanning multiple disciplines, both legal and scientific, our lawyers and patent attorneys operate as one team with a common outlook and objective for our clients - providing pragmatic, innovative and effective advice, efficiently.

Our Healthcare team is truly immersed in the sector with over 25 years of advising and shaping the sector through in depth experience, knowledge and sector associations and collaborations. We have significant experience of working within the public and private sectors, giving us a complete perspective of the issues you face, allowing us to offer you commercial and well rounded advice.

With active memberships in major industry bodies such as the ABPI, ABHI, BIVDA, EUCOMED / MedTech Europe, Healthcare UK and the BPF, we help shape the legal and compliance frameworks impacting the life sciences and healthcare sectors.

As well as clients' significant, complex and strategic transactional, financing and structuring matters, we regularly advise on day-to-day business operations, covering areas such as public procurement, tax, competition, IP protection, exploitation and enforcement, product liability, supply chain, outsourcing and other commercial agreements and employment and pensions matters, as well as regulatory, disputes, risk and compliance advice. Truly a full service.

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Paul Smith
Part­ner
Head of the CMS Energy, Projects and Construction Group and Co-head of Infrastructure & Projects Group.
United Kingdom, London
Paul Smith is Head of the CMS Energy, Projects and Construction (EPC) Group and Co-head of the firm’s Infrastructure & Projects Group. He leads an international team of over 200 lawyers. He has e...
Tom Scourfield
Tom Scourfield
Part­ner
Co-Head of the international IP Group and UK Chair of the Consumer Products Sector Group
Poland, Warsaw
United Kingdom, London
Tom Scourfield is Co-Head of the international IP Group at CMS and UK Chair of the Consumer Products Sector Group. He is a Solicitor Advocate (England and Wales), with an Irish solicitors...
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Alan Fulton
Part­ner
United Kingdom, Edinburgh
Alan Fulton is a partner in our Finance team, having been with the firm since qualification. He acts for lenders, sponsors and borrowers, and is recommended for his encyclopaedic knowledge of the...
Candice Blackwood
Candice Blackwood
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Candice is a Partner in our Real Estate team. She specialises in large-scale investment and development transactions acting for the private and public sectors. She has acted regularly on repeat...
Loretta Pugh
Loretta Pugh
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Loretta Pugh is a partner in the Technology & Media team.
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Sarah Hanson
Part­ner
Co-Chair Life Sciences & Healthcare Sector
United Kingdom, London
Sarah Hanson is a Partner in the Technology team and is the UK representative for the management committee of the CMS Commercial Group. She works across a number of sectors but has a particular...
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Carina Healy
Part­ner
United Kingdom, Glasgow
Carina Healy is partner in our Technology team with over 20 years experience advising on commercial and IP related transactions. She specialises in lifesciences and acts for a range of biotech,...
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Gary Green
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Gary Green is a partner in the Corporate Team at CMS London. He has extensive experience of a wide range of corporate law matters including corporate finance, domestic and cross-border M&A,...
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Omar Qureshi
Part­ner
Head of Corporate Crime
United Kingdom, London
Omar is partner in the Dispute Resolution Team. He joined CMS in 1998 and became a partner in 2008. He advises on all aspects of disputes and risks issues, including domestic and international...
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Caroline Hobson
Part­ner
Co-head of Competition
United Kingdom, London
Caroline co-leads the CMS UK Competition Team advising on a wide range of EU and UK competition law and regulatory issues. Caroline has particular experience in the consumer products, financial...