Slaughter and May

Life Sciences Department

UK-wide
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What the team is known for A marriage of magic circle corporate and commercial power with specialist IP and life sciences sector expertise. Best known for market-changing M&A deals, corporate finance, joint ventures and complex licensing arrangements. Acts for emerging companies as well as leading pharmaceutical companies and investors. Able to draw on expertise from across the firm to advise on adjacent tax and competition issues.

Strengths"Brilliant lawyers who provide practical, business-oriented advice," a client reports.

Another describes the team as "excellent - well organised and very efficient."

Work highlights Advised Ervaxx, a biotech company focused on research into 'dark antigens', on a collaboration agreement with a T-cell immunology group at Cardiff University.

Notable practitioners


David Johnson
advises world-leading life sciences innovators on all manner of corporate and commercial transactions.
"An impressive lawyer who knows how to navigate a client through a major undertaking."