Biotech lawyers

Recent years have seen an increase in the numbers of biotech IPOs and more investment in the sector, however it can still be challenging accessing the finance necessary to fund R&D and to bring products to the market.

As part of the biotech industry you will expect your lawyers to assist you in tackling these difficult financing and market challenges. Our team of sector specialists, including lawyers with technical backgrounds, understands the commercial drivers in this industry and can advise you on the full spectrum of legal matters.

Our clients range from universities and their spin-out companies through to mature biotech multinationals.

For companies looking to fund R&D or ensure the viability of their future pipeline, you will need to undertake the kinds of collaborations that have been behind many of the most successful biotech products. Through our extensive work acting for biotech organisations, we advise on the full range of collaboration and licensing agreements at all stages of product development, including R&D collaborations and commercialisation agreements.

In addition to helping you commercialise your intellectual property, we can help protect it through our knowledge of intellectual property rights enforcement .  

With products at the forefront of biomedical knowledge, the regulatory framework applicable will often be complex. We advise on the regulatory requirements applicable to tissues/cells, biological therapies, in addition to clinical trials. We also advise on pricing, reimbursement and public procurement issues on any authorised product to help ensure its profitability, even in the face of increasing pressure on pricing.

We have extensive experience advising on fundraising for start-ups along with IPOs and capital markets fundraising for developed companies, as well as public and private M&A in the sector.

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Jane Hollywood
Jane Hollywood
Part­ner
Patent Attorney
United Kingdom, London
Jane is a Partner, UK Chartered Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney. She is a Life Science specialist working with companies to obtain patent protection and providing advice on all aspects of...
Sarah Innes
Sarah Innes
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Sarah is a Partner whose focus is advice to clients in the life sciences sector. Sarah is experienced in contentious, non-contentious and advisory work in this sector and specialises in patent litigation...
Evenson, Jane
Jane Evenson
Part­ner
Patent Attorney
United Kingdom, London
Jane is a Partner, UK Chartered Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney with over 20 years of experience working in the life sciences and chemistry field.Jane's practice focuses on written and oral...
Robert Stephen
Robert Stephen
Part­ner
Patent Attorney, Co-Chair Life Sciences & Healthcare Sector
United Kingdom, London
Robert is a UK Chartered Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney with over 20 years' experience, and is qualified to act before the European Patent Office and the Unified Patent Court. He focusses...
Lauren Gregory
Lauren Gregory
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, London
Lauren is a European and UK Patent Attorney who specialises in the fields of molecular biology, immunology and biotechnology. Her practice focuses on patent prosecution, opposition and appeal work before...
Jessica King
Jessica King
As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, Sheffield
Jessica King is an Associate in the Dispute Resolution department, working predominantly in the Healthcare and Life Sciences sector.
Kate Darracott
As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, Edinburgh
Kate Darracott is a Senior Associate in the Corporate department. She specialises in international and domestic capital markets transactions (e.g. international public offerings, equity, debt and convertible...
Frances Denney
Frances Denney
As­so­ci­ate
Patent Attorney
United Kingdom, London
Frances is a Chartered UK and European Patent Attorney in the IP department, specialising in the Life Sciences space. Her practice focusses on patent prosecution, opposition and appeal work before the...
Alex Epstein
Alex Epstein
Trainee Patent Attorney
United Kingdom, London
Alex is a trainee patent attorney in the IP department and is involved in the prosecution of patent applications and oppositions and appeals at the EPO.Alex studied Natural Sciences at the University...