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Baker McKenzie

Life Sciences

2 ranked lawyersBand 3UK-wideUK 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Heavyweight transactional practice with extensive experience of M&A, joint ventures, technology transfer and collaboration agreements within the sector. A deep bench of commercial IP lawyers backed up by the resources and networks enjoyed by an international full-service firm, as demonstrated in recent multi-jurisdictional spin-off transactions.

Strengths

Baker McKenzie is highlighted by one source for its "broad geographic scope and ability to coordinate large geographic projects covering multiple jurisdictions."

Work highlights

Advised GlaxoSmithKline on the sale of its $500 million cephalosporin antibiotics business to Sandoz, a Novartis division.

Notable practitioners

Hiroshi Sheraton 's practice encompasses licensing disputes and all manner of patent litigation for life sciences sector clients. He also advises on related regulatory compliance matters.

Jane Hobson manages complex transactions in the sector, ranging from all manner of licence agreements to cross-border M&A. She leads the firm's global transactional healthcare group.

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UK-wide

Life Sciences: IP/Patent Litigation


Hiroshi Sheraton
Band 3

Life Sciences: Transactional


Jane Hobson
Band 3