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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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Tom Scourfield
Tom Scourfield
Part­ner
Co-Head of the international IP Group and UK Chair of the Consumer Products Sector Group
United Kingdom, London
Poland, Warsaw
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 qualification.Tom...
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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 extensive...
Yvonne Screene
Yvonne Screene
Of Coun­sel
United Kingdom, London
Yvonne Screene is Of Counsel in the Litigation, Arbitration, Insurance and Employment Department.
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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 focus...
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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...
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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, speciality...
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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 services...
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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...
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 &...
David Bridge
David Bridge
Part­ner
Solicitor Advocate
United Kingdom, London
David Bridge is a partner and solicitor advocate in the Commercial Disputes Team at CMS London. He has over 10 years of experience handling large and complex claims, involving litigation, arbitration...