Pharmaceuticals lawyers

With ever increasing costs of gaining marketing authorisations for new drugs, fewer opportunities for blockbuster products and ongoing pressure on pricing, operating successfully in the pharmaceutical sector can be challenging. Our sector-focused team, many of whom have technical backgrounds, are able to help clients overcome these challenges and maximise the commercial opportunities.

Operating in one of the most highly regulated sectors, you need lawyers who are leaders in their field. We have expertise in the regulation of medicines, clinical trials, promotion and marketing, anti-corruption and industry codes, IP, data protection, competition, public procurement, tax and transfer pricing.

Whether you are looking to acquire a developmental pipeline from another company or streamline your own pipeline/portfolio to focus on particular therapeutic areas, we have relevant experience advising on product acquisition and disposal, R&D collaboration, supply chain, and licensing agreements. Having acted on large cross-border licensing and M&A deals for our sector-leading clients, our multi-disciplinary team can advise on transactions of any size and complexity.

We also represent clients in domestic and cross-border litigation, whether relating to commercial disputes, defence of product liability claims, protecting intellectual property rights or judicial review and public procurement challenges.

 
Jane Evenson
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. She is mentioned as a key lawyer in the...
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...
Toby Sears
Toby Sears
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Toby is a leading IP litigator, advising clients in the High-Tech and Life Science Sectors. Toby works on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious intellectual property matters, with a specialty...
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...
Sarah Klaczynska
Sarah Klaczynska
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
Senior Patent Attorney
United Kingdom, Sheffield
Sarah has over 15 years’ experience of providing IP support and advice to companies in the life sciences sector. She is a pragmatic and commercially-minded attorney who specialises in developing and...
Kaisa Patsalides
Kaisa Patsalides
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, London
Kaisa Patsalides is a Senior Associate in CMS’ Intellectual Property team in London and leads its dedicated Designs practice. Kaisa has 13 years' experience across all types of soft IP, with a focus...
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
Frances Denney
Frances Lowe
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...
Marek Blaszyk
Marek Blaszyk
Train­ee
Patent Attorney
United Kingdom, London
Marek is a trainee patent attorney in the IP department.Prior to joining CMS Marek studied Biomedical Sciences at the University of Dundee, focusing on molecular biology and targeted protein degradation...