Fast-growing sectors such as technology and life sciences are among the most commercially exciting and complex. It can be hard to get a clear view of where the value lies, and how to make the most of it.
Our job is to help your business grow, securely, while yielding its fullest value for you. We bring together inquisitive minds, first-hand sector knowledge and an entrepreneurial spirit that’s rare in our profession, so that you can make better commercial decisions.
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 transactions expertise
We have the expertise you need in all aspects of transactions, including commercial & IP, corporate & financing, IT & digital, employment, merger control, real estate and tax.
Corporate & financing
We work with start-ups and entrepreneurs as well as multinationals and leading institutions, providing a wealth of expert advice and pragmatic guidance on corporate transactions across some of the most dynamic sectors.
IT & digital
Technology is our specialism and has made us first choice for some of the world’s largest tech companies. We’re in demand for informed, incisive and pragmatic legal advice on digital transformation and everything else from apps to AI.
Commercial & IP transactions
We have one of the largest groups of IP lawyers in the UK. Our clients depend on us for guidance on commercial arrangements for the creation, development and commercialisation of their most valuable assets.
Your people are your most important asset, but with employment laws constantly changing it can be hard to stay compliant and avoid legal pitfalls. We can help you look after your people and stay confident that you’ve got everything covered.
EU & UK merger control
We’re ready to help you navigate the complexities of EU & UK merger control. We can also guide you on worldwide merger control laws, working with local counsel to co-ordinate multiple filings and make everything as seamless as possible for you.
We provide innovative, commercially focused expert advice to help you get more from your real estate. We work with owners and occupiers of business space as well as those investing in, developing or financing real estate.
Our key transactions experts
Justin Costley Of CounselJustin is co-head of Bristows' employment law team. He primarily focuses on advising customers and suppliers in both the public and private sector on the TUPE and employment related aspects…
Teresa Edmund PartnerTeresa is head of Bristows’ real estate practice and has many years’ experience as a commercial real estate specialist. She has particular expertise acting for clients engaged in innovative technologies…
Iain Redford PartnerIain has extensive experience of mergers and acquisitions, IPOs, debt and equity financings, joint ventures and private equity transactions. His clients include UK and international corporates, institutional investors and technology…
Stephen Smith PartnerStephen has 20 years’ experience advising across a broad range of EU and UK competition law matters.
Matthew Warren PartnerMatthew is the head of Bristows’ Commercial IP group and advises on transactions involving the development, exploitation and transfer of intellectual property rights.
What others say
Chambers and Partners Europe 2022
“We appreciate the technical knowledge and skills the Bristows partners have when it comes to the patent.”
IAM Patent 1000 2022
“The market is in unanimous agreement that Bristows should remain in position in the IAM Patent 1000 gold tier in 2022.”
MIP IP Stars 2022
“Brilliant IP lawyers that understand the intricacies of patent disputes and transactions particularly in the TMT and life sciences sectors.”
MIP IP Stars 2022
“Bristows is a unique top-tier law firm for IP work in the UK.”
Chambers and Partners 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.”