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Simmons & Simmons, Rowan Freeland, London, ENGLAND

Rowan Freeland

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Partner. An English solicitor based in Munich, Germany. Main specialisation is paten tlitigation, especially in the life sciences sector, focussing in particular on the supervision and coordination of multi-jurisdictional cases.


Simmons & Simmons: - Articled clerk 1980-1982 - Solicitor 1982 - 1988 - Partner 1988 - present




St Catherine's College, Oxford (BA 1978) College of Law

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The ostrich and the meerkat: a meditation

May 2016. By Rowan Freeland

Rowan Freeland of Simmons & Simmons scripts an important exchange for corporates Europe-wide. Scene: Headquarters of Plains Plc. The office of The Ostrich , head of business development and licensing. Enter T he Meerkat , head of patents [Continue Reading]

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  • Failure to counter financial crime: Norwich Union Life

    In December 2007, the Financial Services Authority (FSA) imposed a fine of £1.26m on Norwich Union Life (part of the Aviva Group), one of the largest life insurance businesses in the UK with around seven million customers. The fine related to failures to take reasonable care to establish and maintain effective systems and controls for countering the risks of financial crime. The fine is the latest confirmation of the emphasis being placed on protecting clients and customers from the threat of financial crime.
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