Regulatory & advisory

Navigating complex regulatory frameworks and unlocking critical advisory challenges to help clients achieve their strategic objectives.

Competition advice & investigations

Competition advice & investigations

Our competition team provide support to clients across the board, from devising bespoke compliance systems that are appropriate to each client, to advising on the competition law risks arising from commercial strategies or agreements.

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Data protection & privacy

Data protection & privacy

With one of the biggest and most well-known teams in Europe, Bristows is the go-to firm for pragmatic, expert-informed data protection advice. 

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Life sciences regulatory

Life sciences regulatory

Our regulatory team have a variety of backgrounds within the fields of bioscience, genetics and neuroscience. We advise clients across the sector including pharma and biotech, cell and gene therapies, veterinary medicine, medical devices, in vitro-diagnostics and digital health. 

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TM & design portfolio management

TM & design portfolio management

We have a long established portfolio management practice, fully integrated with the firm’s leading IP litigation practice, in order to provide a “one-stop shop” on all aspects of brand development, protection, exploitation and enforcement.

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Freedom to operate

Freedom to operate

With our fingers firmly on the pulse of how the Courts assess infringement and validity of rights, our contentious IP teams are ideally placed to assist in assessing the risks involved in any new project, no matter what the sector or technology.

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Advertising & marketing

Advertising & marketing

We regularly advise major brands on the legality of advertising campaigns and sales promotions as well as comparative advertising and dispute resolution.

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What others say

“Joint practice head Marek Petecki ‘combines detailed knowledge of partnership law with business acumen’ and is instructed by a range of corporates and investment clients. Louise Eldridge is another key contact [for partnership expertise] in the department and is instructed by two LLC subsidiaries of a US client on the establishment of two UK-based LLPs.”

Legal 500 2017

“The team is also noted for its work for early-stage growth businesses, entrepreneurs and SMEs: recent highlights include Mark Hawes advising UK biotech NuCana on the UK aspects of its $114m IPO of American depositary shares on NASDAQ, and Matt Dennis acting for OXIS Energy, a battery cell company, on four financing rounds”

Legal 500 2019

“The ‘outstanding’ team at Bristows LLP is known for its particular expertise in advising charities operating principally in the science, engineering and technology sector as well as in the arts and culture arena. It has particular strength in advising charities on all the legal aspects relating to medical research.”

Legal 500 2019

“The ‘brilliant’ Mark Hawes shows ‘forensic attention to detail and to strategy’ and Miranda Cass is recommended for her specialism in advising charities on the various taxation issues that they face.”

Legal 500 2019

“Louise Eldridge acted for Ferroglobe on its acquisition of manganese alloy plants in France and Norway from Glencore; and practice head Iain Redford assisted WPP with the £60m acquisition of Design Bridge”

Legal 500 2019

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