Norton Rose Fulbright

Life Sciences (International Firms) Department

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What the team is known for Offers expertise in regulatory, IP and commercialisation matters including licensing and patent prosecution. Handles corporate work such as M&A transactions, joint ventures, share disposals and stock exchange listings in addition to litigation and dispute resolution. Acts for an impressive list of leading global pharmaceutical and healthcare companies.

Work highlight Advised GlaxoSmithKline on trade mark prosecution issues, including the management of its trade mark portfolio and renewals in Hong Kong and Macau.

Provided patent advice to Biotempus in relation to methods of treating diseases.

Notable practitioners

Justin Davidson is the head of department and is based in Hong Kong. He has a solid track record acting for pharmaceutical and research companies on IP disputes and trade mark portfolios. A client reports: "When I engaged them he made himself available, follow-ups were done promptly, and he was practical and to the point. I had a very good experience with him."