As an innovator you’re bound to face regulatory obstacles. The more your work pushes boundaries, the more complex and uncertain things become. To make ideas happen you must be able to move unhindered through this landscape.
It takes a team of regulatory solicitors who share your curiosity for the field. Advisers you can trust to make the complex clear. And companions with the conviction to support you all the way. Our clients recognise the difference these qualities make.
Why choose Bristows?
- We are inclusive
- We share responsibilities, and support one another
- We are inquisitive, bright and meticulous
- We deliver quality thinking and solutions
- We trust each other and make things happen
Our regulatory & advisory expertise
We offer expert advice spanning IP portfolio management, competition, freedom to operate, data protection & privacy, advertising & marketing, life sciences and not-for-profit.
TM & design portfolio management
We have a wealth of experience in handling and managing worldwide IP portfolios, conducting clearance programmes, advising in relation to contentious registry proceedings and resolving disputes.
Competition advice & investigations
We’re ready to support you on all aspects of competition law, from devising bespoke compliance systems to advising on any competition law risks arising from your commercial strategies or agreements.
Data protection & privacy
We have one of the biggest and best-known teams in Europe, ready to provide pragmatic advice and guidance that will make a meaningful difference for your business, on a huge range of data protection issues.
Life sciences regulatory
We’re the trusted regulatory adviser for the life sciences sector, including pharma and biotech, gene therapy, veterinary medicine, medical devices, in vitro-diagnostics and digital health. Many of our lawyers have direct experience working within the fields of bioscience, genetics and neuroscience.
Freedom to operate
We help our clients avoid litigation from the outset. With our knowledge of how courts assess infringement and validity of rights, we can provide clarity on the risks involved in any new project, for every sector and technology.
Advertising & marketing
Leading brand owners trust us for a clear view on the legality of advertising campaigns, sales promotions and a whole range of related issues, from agency appointments and media buying to digital marketing and social networking.
Our key regulatory & advisory experts
Alex Denoon PartnerAlex is passionate about the Life Sciences sector and advises about regulatory issues all day every day.
Ian Gruselle PartnerIan is head of the trade mark portfolios group. He advises on all aspects of trade marks and designs including clearance searches, registration, opposition proceedings and portfolio management.
Paul Jordan PartnerPaul specialises in advertising and marketing law and brand protection matters generally. His wide range of clients includes major brand owners, car manufacturers, retailers, airlines, financial service providers and media…
Stephen Smith PartnerStephen has 20 years’ experience advising across a broad range of EU and UK competition law matters.
What others say
Chambers and Partners Europe 2022
“Bristows has experts for all legal aspects of a case and these experts work extremely well together so that you get the best possible outcome as a client.”
Chambers and Partners Europe 2022
“They’re incredibly practical, contextually astute and do an excellent job educating and thinking about complicated legal situations in a way that allows for forward momentum.”
Chambers and Partners Fintech UK 2022“Response and turnaround times are impressively fast and we have felt well looked after since our first contact.”
Chambers and Partners Fintech UK 2022“[Bristows fintech lawyers] have in-depth sector knowledge regarding technology and IP issues.”
Chambers and Partners Fintech UK 2022“It is greatly reassuring to be in the hands of this professional, impressive, and yet approachable team.”