Hilary Jones joins Bristows


Hilary Jones joins Bristows’ IP Regulatory team
The group headed by Marie Manley continues to expand
London, UK, 14 June 2016 – Bristows has hired senior lawyer Hilary Jones, who joins the firm’s ever-growing regulatory department. The team headed by partner Maria Isabel Manley represents biopharmaceutical and medical devices companies as well as manufacturers of foods, cosmetics and consumer products.
Hilary has a well-established expertise on European Regulatory Law after working almost 12 years at leading pharmaceutical company Pfizer as a senior counsel, and then at Gilead Sciences, a research-based biopharmaceutical company, where she advised on all aspects of product lifecycle from clinical research to launch and post-marketing, with a focus on regulatory strategy, lifecycle management and regulatory compliance. Prior to that Hilary worked at the Consumers’ Association (Which?).
Marie Manley welcomed Hilary: “Hilary brings to our team an invaluable insight and well-established expertise in navigating the conundrums of the EU legal framework”. “Her specific in-house perspective enhances and strengthens our team which includes lawyers with backgrounds in the fields of bioscience, neuroscience and reproductive medicine in the clinical setting as well as a clinician”. She added: “It’s a timely hire, as Hilary’s seniority fits perfectly with the needs of our ever-growing practice.”
Bristows’ regulatory practice has been highly successful in representing leading pharmaceutical companies before the national and the European Courts. Recently, the team has defended clients in landmark cases regarding Supplementary Patent Certificates and the grant of a marketing authorisation for an orphan medicinal product. In the words of client Antoine Ferry, CEO of Laboratoires CTRS: “Marie Manley and her team are the best regulatory litigators I have ever worked with. Their understanding of the pharmaceutical industry and knowledge of the pharmaceutical legal framework, coupled with their creativity and passion, makes them a source of invaluable support. A true winning team!”

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