Taylor Wessing LLP

Life Sciences & Pharmaceutical Sector (International & Cross-Border) Department

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What the team is known for Taylor Wessing has built an enviable reputation for handling international work related to regulated industries and it is widely renowned for its focus on companies within the life sciences and technology space. London continues to act as the firm's main global hub, serving a wide range of multinationals involved in pharmaceuticals, biotech, and software companies as well as investment funds with a focus on those sectors. The firm's international appeal predominantly revolves around Europe, largely due to the strength of its teams in London and Germany and strong capability for advising on IP issues and commercial contracts across its European platform. The firm has also established offices in the US and across Asia.

The team has established a notable presence in the transactional space, advising on collaboration, licensing, corporate and venture capital deals for high-profile clients related to life sciences. It also handles patent litigation matters and has pioneering experience handling cases involving biosimilar products.

Strengths A client says: "There have been many significant cross-border elements from contracts within the EU and USA." They add that their impression of the firm is "excellent, particularly within the life sciences."

In relation to a cross-border matter involving a European jurisdiction, another client notes that the firm "co-ordinated the work" and it was "seamless service delivery."

A client concludes: "They have have covered the overseas market well in terms of providing a very good service for international clients."