Bird & Bird is recognised as the leading international law firm for Life Sciences, offering Corporate, Commercial, Regulatory and Intellectual Property advice to some of the world’s most innovative and dynamic organisations in the Life Sciences sector.
Building on the scientific or technical backgrounds which many of our Life Sciences lawyers possess, our practice is centred around Pharmaceutical, Biotech, Healthcare and Medical Device businesses, drawing not only on our market-leading IP expertise but equally focused on Corporate, Commercial, Regulatory, Competition and Dispute Resolution services.
We advise at every phase of the growth cycle: from university spin-outs to global giants, helping to organise early-stage formation and financing as well as handling technology transfers, IP licensing, Regulatory and Competition Law issues. We also provide transactional support to businesses following a dynamic growth path through innovative deal structures involving for example pipeline acquisitions, collaborations, strategic alliances, private equity involvements, M&A or market listings.
For both new and established ventures, we routinely advise on R&D collaborations, marketing arrangements, clinical trials, trademark and patent disputes and product liability. Many of our instructions are multi-jurisdictional and involve both project management expertise and close collaboration with other offices.
Heads of Group: Trevor Cook & Massimiliano Mostardini