Skip to content
Extraction of liquid from scientific funnel
Extraction of liquid from scientific funnel

Life Sciences

Our Life Sciences group is a multi-disciplinary team of more than 90 lawyers drawn from across our global network.

We have a reputation for far-sighted advice to some of the world’s leading life science companies and are described as "an efficient and client-oriented team" in Chambers Global 2010 Life Sciences edition.

Our support for pharmaceuticals, biotech, medical devices, nursing homes and other healthcare-related companies, as well as financial institutions operating in the sector, covers the spectrum: mergers and acquisitions (M&A), commercial transactions, including licensing and collaborations, intellectual property (IP) protection and patent disputes, capital markets and finance, regulatory and private equity.

Our international network enables us to deploy the skills of market-leading experts in a number of jurisdictions and we are well placed to advise on cross-border work, both contentious and non-contentious.

News & insights

A person holding a test tube containing cannabis leaves

Publications: 29 NOVEMBER 2019

Flying high

As more countries liberalise their cannabis policies, there has been a rapid increase in the number of registered IP rights as competitors seek to establish their places in the market.

Read more

Publications: 04 OCTOBER 2019

Outstanding performance by A&O in global M&A league tables

A&O has marked the end of Q3 2019 with an outstanding performance in the M&A league tables; the result of advising on a number of complex, high-value transactions in a wide range of sectors and markets, around our global network in 2019.

Read more

Publications: 28 AUGUST 2019

NICE consults on Draft Guideline on prescribing medicinal cannabis

On 8 August 2019, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)1 published a draft guideline on prescribing cannabis-based medicinal products (the Draft Guideline) for consultation.2

Read more

Publications: 05 APRIL 2018

Rise of New CRISPR Inventions: the toolbox of research applications for CRISPR-based systems continues to expand

Read more

Life Sciences Hub

Colour ful image showing medical imagery. Tablets and test tubes shown.

Legal and regulatory developments in the Life Sciences sector.

Recommended content