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Clayton Utz

Life Sciences

2 ranked lawyersBand 1AustraliaAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Well-resourced group, offering a full suite of life sciences-focused expertise, including patent protection, transactional and competition issues, and regularly identified as a top choice for guiding clients through regulatory regimes. An impressive client roster includes national and global pharmaceutical, biotech, complementary medicine, medical device and healthcare companies, plus government agencies at Commonwealth, state and local levels. Its expertise also extends to product liability and privacy issues.

Strengths

The team wins praise for the comprehensive nature of its expertise, one client saying: "We appreciate their expertise and their ability to quickly route an enquiry to relevant legal expertise and keep the client informed on progress."

A further client highlights "their level of expertise and their ability to respond to all queries, time constraints notwithstanding."

Work highlights

Acted for Amgen to prepare contract documentation in relation to the acquisition of the product Otezla from Celgene.

Notable practitioners

Greg Williams is identified as "one in a million" by a client who adds: "His attention to detail, his responsiveness and the comfort you get from working with him is really valued." He's a leading figure in the life sciences space, assisting clients on a range of matters including transactions, disputes and regulatory issues. "His advice is always really thoughtful," comments a client, "it comes out of very profound thought and there's very little he doesn't see or perceive."

John Collins is well regarded for his work on patent disputes, frequently assisting pharmaceutical clients. "He is very experienced, knowledgable, responsive and readily available," says one client, while another adds: "He gives quite strategic and commercial advice and is very thoughtful and responsive."

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Life Sciences


Greg Williams
Band 1
John Collins
Band 2