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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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Karen Clarke
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Karen Clarke is a partner in the Construction team specialising in the drafting and negotiation of construction and facilities management contracts. She has experience of drafting, negotiating and advising...
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Sarah Hanson
Part­ner
Co-Chair Life Sciences & Healthcare Sector
Singapore
United Kingdom, London
Sarah Hanson is a co-chair of the Life Sciences & Healthcare Sector Group for CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP. She has specialised in high value, cross-border commercial, intellectual property...
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Caroline Hobson
Part­ner
Co-head of Competition
United Kingdom, London
Caroline Hobson is a partner in CMS London specialising in competition, procurement and sanctions matters.She advises clients on the application of EU and UK sanctions rules, helping to identify risks...
James Parkes
James Parkes
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
James Parkes is a partner in the Corporate Team. He advises clients across a number of industry sectors on a wide range of transactions, including domestic and international mergers and acquisitions (both...
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Mark Moseling
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Mark Moseling is a partner in the Finance team.He specialises in corporate and leveraged finance and has extensive experience acting for banks, corporate borrowers and private equity sponsors in relation...
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David Day
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
David Day is a Corporate partner and acts on a wide range of corporate transactions.In particular, he has expertise in the financial services sector and is the firm’s London relationship partner for...
Hannah Curtis
Hannah Curtis
Part­ner
United Kingdom, Bristol
Hannah Curtis is a partner in the Technology & Media Team and a member of the firm’s Life Sciences Sector Group. Hannah works across a number of sectors but has a particular focus on life sciences &...
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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, restructurings...
Loretta Pugh
Dr. Loretta Pugh
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Loretta advises on data protection, cyber security, technology, outsourcing and commercial transactions. She is a specialist in data protection and cyber security and advises across a wide range of industry...
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...