Managing Partner: Liz Cohen, Marek Petecki
Numbers of partners: 44
Number of fee-earners: 190
Advertising, Marketing & Promotion: Paul Jordan
Brand & Design Protection: Simon Clark, Jeremy Blum
Charities & Not-For-Profit: Mark Hawes
Commercial Contracts: Matthew Warren
Commercial Litigation: Mark Brown, Angela Fouracre
Copyright & Digital Business: Simon Clark, Myles Jelf
Corporate: Iain Redford, Mark Hawes
Dispute Resolution: Mark Brown
Employment: Justin Costley, Lidia Poczok
EU & Competition: Sophie Lawrance, Stephen Smith, Pat Treacy
Information Technology: Mark Watts, Toby Crick
International Arbitration: Mark Brown, Jeremy Blum
IP Commercial Transactions: Claire Smith, Matthew Warren
IP & Patent Litigation: Andrew Bowler, Myles Jelf
IT Disputes: Anna Cook, Angela Fouracre
Life Sciences: Richard Dickinson, Liz Cohen
Outsourcing: Chris Holder
Privacy & Data Protection: Mark Watts, Marc Dautlich
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 and IP): Alex Denoon
Tax: Miranda Cass
Telecommunication: Toby Crick
Trade Mark Portfolio: Ian Gruselle
Venture Capital: Louise Eldridge, Iain Redford
THE FIRM Bristows is the world’s leading specialist law firm for clients that innovate.
Bristows is a European headquartered hub for litigation, transactions and advice throughout the world. They help clients grow in life sciences, technology and other dynamic sectors. The firm provides advice on all their legal matters and are proud to be different.
Bristows is an eclectic mix of inquisitive thinkers who are fascinated by the law surrounding their clients’ sector. Many of Bristows’ team have science and technology backgrounds or have worked in the industry. It means they are on the same wavelength and understand what makes the firm’s clients’ business tick.
Many of the firm’s clients are international and its work often crosses different jurisdictions. Bristows has remained fiercely independent since it first began in 1837 and maintains a network of leading lawyers and specialists around the world. This means each practice group 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 doesn’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, the firm has been helping clients who create and embrace new technologies and ideas.
Bristows focuses on dynamic, IP-rich sectors and has the expertise to solve a broad range of litigation, transactional, and advisory challenges. The firm 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.
RECRUITMENT Bristows aims to recruit inquisitive minds, many with science and technology backgrounds. The firm 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. Bristows lawyers live and breathe clients’ business, can talk the same language and have 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.