Navigating complex regulatory frameworks and unlocking critical advisory challenges to help clients achieve their strategic objectives.
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
What others say
Legal 500 2017
“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 2019
“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”
Gregory Bacon Partner
Greg is an experienced IP and regulatory lawyer with a particular focus on the life sciences sector.
Xisca Borrás Of Counsel
Xisca specialises in all aspects of EU and UK regulatory law in the bio-pharmaceutical sector. She brings a strong business approach to her legal advice, which she developed while she was an in-house lawyer at a leading innovative biopharmaceutical company
Eleanor Denny Associate
Eleanor is an associate in the Regulatory Department advising on both contentious and non-contentious regulatory matters in the EU and the UK. Eleanor advises clients working in the life sciences sector, specialising in medicinal products and medical devices.
Alex Denoon Partner
Alex is head of the regulatory team, primarily advising life sciences clients. He enjoys working with clients to devise and implement regulatory strategies throughout the product life cycle of pharmaceuticals and medical devices.
Zac Fargher Associate
Zac is an associate who advises clients operating in highly regulated sectors on wide-ranging regulatory matters.
Julian Hitchcock Of Counsel
Julian provides practical policy and regulatory advice on emerging biomedical products, services and research to commercial, clinical, academic, charitable, regulatory and governmental clients. e also acts in relation to life science regulatory disputes and international arbitrations.
Annsley Merelle Ward Senior Associate
An experienced, tenacious and strategic IP litigator, Annsley specializes in complex global life sciences and TMT disputes.
Laura Reynolds Of Counsel
Laura specialises in patent litigation, with a particular emphasis on pharmaceuticals and medical devices. Her scientific background enables her to give comprehensive legal advice to clients whilst also understanding the technicalities of the dispute. She has particular expertise in matters relating to SPCs