Provided by Alexandra Pygall
An intellectual property expert with significant experience of advising on both transactions and disputes. Alexandra believes in providing straightforward and practical advice in context. With degrees in both law and chemistry, many of her clients are in the life sciences sector but she also works with luxury brand clients and clients in other sectors.
Alexandra advises on the complete spectrum of intellectual property issues. Her clients range from life sciences companies, such as BTG plc and Vernalis plc, to luxury brand companies such as Moët Hennessy and Richemont.
Alexandra's transaction experience includes advising clients on licensing, partnering, collaboration and R&D agreements as well as on the IP aspects of mergers, acquisitions, investments (including the taking of security over IP) and commercial contracts such as manufacturing and distribution arrangements.
Her dispute experience includes advising clients in relation to claims regarding IP ownership, infringement and validity and in relation to licensing and other contractual matters. She also advises in relation to anti-counterfeiting strategies and enforcement policies. She has experience of both civil and criminal IP litigation.
Alexandra has been named in The Lawyer's Hot 100 – Dealmaker list 2019 which acknowledges her as "representative of emerging talent in the venerable City player". Described as "bright, charming, witty and solution-driven" by Chambers and Partners, she has also been described as "extremely knowledgeable and an excellent communicator who has a unique ability to demystify complex areas of law. She juggles legal business risk with opportunity and then provides robust but pragmatic advice. On top of that, she’s a huge pleasure to work with" (IAM Patent 1000, 2018). According to WTR 1000, 2019 “her enthusiasm is infectious and she has a rare ability to explain difficult issues plainly and simply for the benefit of clients and to their great advantage”. Alexandra is highly recommended for patent transactions (IAM Patent 1000), for trade mark transactions, enforcement and litigation (WTR 100 2019) and for commercial agreements and litigation concerning copyright, trade marks and life sciences patents (Chambers and Partners). She has also been awarded the Lexology Client Choice Award for healthcare and life sciences UK 2018.