Nick Beckett is Global Co-Head of the CMS Life Sciences & Healthcare Group. In this position, he jointly leads an international team of more than 300 lawyers, patent attorneys, scientists and academics’ across CMS.
Nick Beckett is also the Managing Partner of the Beijing Office, Managing Director of Lau, Horton & Wise LLP in Association with CMS Hasche Sigle, Hong Kong LLP and Head of Asia-Pacific IP. Nick manages a team of dedicated sector specialists covering Life Sciences & Healthcare, Energy, TMC and Financial Institutions across the Asia-Pacific region. Nick is also a Solicitor-Advocate of the English Courts and a Registered Foreign Lawyer in Hong Kong.
Nick has substantial experience in coordinating complex multi-jurisdictional matters, regularly working with colleagues throughout CMS and around the world. His work in the areas of commercial and corporate transactions and disputes, parallel trade, anti-counterfeiting, trade mark and patent opinions and IP infringement particularly spans international borders.
Nick is recommended as a prominent practitioner in his field in the following publications:
- Chambers & Partners
- Legal 500
- Euromoney’s Expert Legal Guide – Life Sciences
- Who’s Who Legal Life Sciences (Patent Litigation, Regulatory, Transactional)
- Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders – Global Elite for Life Sciences
- Who’s Who Legal ‘China – Patents and Life Sciences’
- IAM 1000
Nick was awarded ‘Life Sciences Lawyer of the Year in China’ in Leaders in Law - 2020 Global Awards and The Best Lawyers in China 2020 for Intellectual Property Law (International Firms).