Alex Denoon


Alex is passionate about the life sciences sector and advises about regulatory issues all day every day. Alex’s advice is informed by a BSc in Human Genetics and in-house experience, including as GC of a biopharmaceutical company, and brings 25 years’ experience advising clients in the sector.

In addition to a wide array of contentious (judicial review) matters, he enjoys working with clients to devise and implement regulatory strategies throughout the product life cycle of pharmaceuticals and medical devices (including in vitro diagnostics).

Alex advises clients in relation to challenging issues including genomics, cell and gene therapies, 3D printing, healthcare Apps, companion diagnostics, borderline products and combination products.

The life sciences sector sees some of the most exciting and influential deployments of Artificial Intelligence and machine learning. The increasing use of AI in the sector poses a number of regulatory challenges (including entirely new regulations) and he specialises in helping clients navigate these.

Alex has been involved in the development of a number of regulatory frameworks and guidelines.

Legal 500 describes Alex as “a straight-talking, commercially astute technology specialist who is always willing to take a view” and who delivers “out-of-the-box solutions”.


  • LLB, University of New South Wales
  • BSc Human Genetics, University of New South Wales
  • Qualified 1995
  • Partner 2018


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What others say

"Alex is excellent on the regulatory side of life sciences. He is a great person. He is up to date about what is going on in the industry and the market. He is a good sounding board who gives straightforward advice and responses at all times." Chambers and Partners 2024
"Alex Denoon is great to work with. He accommodates people's schedules and work styles. He is very helpful with the science side of things. He is much more into the detail in a very practical way." Chambers and Partners 2024
"I do a lot of work with Alex Denoon. He is extremely proactive, very responsive and very pragmatic. He is also experienced." Chambers and Partners 2024
“Xisca Borrás and Alex Denoon are both standout lawyers. Really innovative thinkers looking for new ways to connect with and understand client needs better.” Legal 500 2024
“Excellent regulatory knowledge from Alex Denoon. He always provides an excellent service.” Legal 500 2024
“Alex Denoon has ‘excellent regulatory knowledge’, often advising disruptive technology clients on human tissue and genomics issues.” Legal 500 2024
“Bristows’ Alex Denoon ‘is an excellent regulatory lawyer with deep knowledge and expertise in the life sciences industry’.” Who’s Who Legal 2023
“Alex Denoon is just super approachable and pragmatic. He cuts to the chase and focuses on the important things.” Chambers and Partners 2022
“Alex Denoon advises pharmaceutical, medical device and biotech companies on how best to comply with the various regulatory frameworks governing the sector. He often handles the complex regulatory aspects of acquisitions and commercial transactions.” Chambers and Partners 2022
“Alex Denoon and Xisca Borrás offer a great one stop shop for all things regulatory.” Legal 500 2022
“Alex adopts a practical approach in a very complex area of law and regulation which is very much appreciated by his legal and business clients.” Legal 500 2022
“Alex Denoon leads a team of incredibly client-focused lawyers who care about understanding your business and products.” Legal 500 2022
"Alex Denoon often handles the complex regulatory aspects of acquisitions and commercial transactions." Chambers and Partners 2021
"Alex is a good example of how external counsel can add true value to a business." Legal 500 2021
"He [Alex Denoon] took the time to understand how our business works and retained that information for future consultations." Legal 500 2021
"Alex Denoon: Sharp, practical and showing a clear understanding of the issues that our business was focused on and cared about. " Legal 500 2021
"Alex Denoon won the trust of our team from the outset. " Legal 500 2021
"Alex Denoon is 'sharp, practical and shows a clear understanding of the issues'." Legal 500 2021
"Alex Denoon is an excellent regulatory expert. It’s a great experience working with him." Legal 500 2020

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