William Fry

Life Sciences Department

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William Fry is recognised as a leading law firm for Healthcare and Life Sciences work, providing transactional and regulatory advice to some of the world’s leading companies. This  differentiates us from our competitors as one of Ireland’s premier life sciences & healthcare firms.

We are recognised in particular:

  • for our unrivalled client roster in the field include 5 of the top 10 global pharma companies (Forbes 2016) and one of the largest indemnifiers in the healthcare sector (the Medical Protection Society). 
  • as Ireland’s leading practice for large scale litigation in the life sciences sector, particularly patent litigation in the pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device fields. We have worked on most of the patent cases taken in the Irish Courts in recent years, many complex multi-jurisdictional disputes. We also deal with large scale product liability issues in the sector;
  • for our in-depth and exceptional regulatory knowledge in the pharma/biotech/medtech spheres not only on a stand alone basis but also as a key factor in the quality of our M&A transactional, commercial and litigation work in the sector;
  • for our expertise in IP, data protection and technology and being at the forefront in advisory/transactional work in commercialisation/licensing projects, e-health and connected technology in the sector;
  • through our extensive work in the field we have built up an exceptional knowledge base and a thorough understanding of the issues facing and driving the industry.


Barry, Fiona

Cullen, David

Keavey, Sinead

Muldowney, Margaret

Plunkett, Carol

Scott, Laura



Boehringer Ingelheim

EirGen Pharma

Forest Laboratories




Merck Sharpe Dohme (MSD)





Health Care

Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences

Private Clients / Individuals