Managing Partners: Liz Cohen, Marek Petecki
Number of partners: 41
Number of lawyers: 198
Bristows is the world’s leading specialist law firm for clients that innovate. The firm is a European-headquartered hub for litigation, transactions and advice throughout the world. It helps clients grow in life sciences, technology and other dynamic sectors. It provides advice on all their legal matters and is proud to be different.
Bristows has an eclectic mix of inquisitive thinkers who are fascinated by the law surrounding their clients’ sector. Many of them have science and technology backgrounds or have worked in the industry. It means they are on the same wavelength and understand what makes their clients’ business tick.
Many of the firm’s clients are international and its work with them crosses different jurisdictions. Bristows has remained fiercely independent since it first began in 1837 and is able to maintain a network of leading lawyers and specialists around the world. This means it is free to partner with the best people in any jurisdiction for each client need and build the right team of lawyers in the right locations.
Bristows lawyers don’t work to billing targets. This ensures clients get the right combination of experts working as one, who take the time to share their different perspectives and find the right answer, no matter how difficult or novel the question is. It’s a rare approach that defines the quality of Bristows’ advice.
Principal Areas Of Work:
Bristows has always been at the forefront of change. From patenting the first electrical telegraph to launching the UK’s genome sequencing project, it has been helping clients who create and embrace new technologies and ideas.
The firm focuses on dynamic, IP-rich sectors and has the expertise to solve a broad range of litigation, transactional, and advisory challenges. It has a true cross-disciplinary practice encompassing its renowned IP, competition, regulatory, corporate and commercial, dispute resolution, IT and data protection teams. The strength of each individual practice complements the others to provide a fully integrated and comprehensive service.
Bristows likes to recruit inquisitive minds, many with science and technology backgrounds. It is actively looking to recruit trainees with a variety of academic backgrounds – scientists and engineers, and also trainees who have studied law, humanities and arts. It lives and breathes its clients’ business, can talk the same language and has a keen eye on the future. Many trainees and associates go on secondment at client companies, including Google, McDonald’s, Capgemini, AstraZeneca, Samsung, Novartis, Sony and WPP.
Advertising, Marketing & Promotion: Paul Jordan
Brand & Design Protection: Simon Clark, Jeremy Blum
Charities & Not-for-Profit: Iain Redford
Commercial Contracts: Matthew Warren, Claire Smith
Commercial Litigation: Mark Brown, Angela Fouracre
Copyright & Digital Business: Simon Clark, Myles Jelf
Corporate: Iain Redford
Dispute Resolution: Mark Brown
Employment: Justin Costley, Lidia Poczok
EU & Competition: Sophie Lawrance, Stephen Smith, Pat Treacy
Fintech: Louise Eldridge, Marc Dautlich
Information Technology: Mark Watts, Toby Crick
International Arbitration: Mark Brown, Gemma Barrett
IP Commercial Transactions: Matthew Warren, Richard Dickinson
IP & Patent Litigation: Andrew Bowler, Myles Jelf
IT Disputes: Anna Cook, Angela Fouracre
Life Sciences: Liz Cohen, Richard Dickinson
Outsourcing: Chris Holder, Adrian Sim
Partnership: Marek Petecki, Iain Redford
Privacy & Data Protection: Mark Watts
Public Sector: Chris Holder, Adrian Sim
Publishing, Defamation & Media: Mark Brown, Alex Keenlyside
Real Estate: Teresa Edmund, Tim Allen
Real Estate Investment & Funds: Iain Redford
Regulatory (Life sciences & IP): Alex Denoon
Tax: Miranda Cass
Telecommunications: Toby Crick
Trade Mark Portfolio: Ian Gruselle
Venture Capital: Louise Eldridge, Iain Redford
Brussels: Avenue des Arts 56, 1000 Bruxelles
Tel: +32 2 801 1391
London: 100 Victoria Embankment, EC4Y 0DH
Tel: +44 (0)20 7400 8000