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Arnold & Porter

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London: Corporate and commercial

EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 5

Arnold & Porter

As a result of Arnold & Porter’s global recognised strength in life sciences and pharmaceuticals, the firm's London-based competition team is a desired adviser for clients seeking complex advice around the intersection of competition law, intellectual property law and regulatory matters. Practice head John Schmidt is a go-to contact for pharmaceutical-sector clients and specialises in public procurement work. In the merger control space, the group’s strength in handling demanding multi-jurisdictional work was demonstrated through its involvement in an international, US-led team advising Monsanto on its $66bn acquisition by Bayer. The arrival of Jane Wessel to the team (from Shepherd and Wedderburn) has significantly expanded the department’s contentious competition offering.

Practice head(s):John Schmidt

Other key lawyers:Jane Wessel 

Key Clients

Adrestia

Alcon

Boston Scientific Corporation

Bloomberg

Heineken

Monsanto

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines

Novartis

Sandoz

Sanofi-Aventis Groupe

Skyscanner

Teva Pharmaceuticals

Work highlights

  • Acted jointly with the firm's Brussels-based team in obtaining a merger clearance from the European Commission in relation to client Monsanto's merger with Bayer AG.
  • Advised Boston Scientific as a part of a global team,handling the notifications to competition authorities worldwide in relation to its proposed acquisition of BTG for $4.2bn.
  • Advising Mitsui O.S.K. Lines on a number of claims; including defending a complex and high-value follow-on claim for damages from Daimler.
  • Advising a tobacco manufacturing company on complex antitrust matters in the EU, the US and worldwide.
  • Representing a global pharmaceutical company in a dawn raid  and advising the company in the ensuing CMA investigation.

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M&A: lower mid-market deals, £50m-£500m
M&A: lower mid-market deals, £50m-£500m - ranked: tier 5

Arnold & Porter

Arnold & Porter's London office predominantly handles corporate M&A work in the life sciences sector, one of the firm's core sectors. Within this area, the firm works for blue chip pharmaceutical companies on investments, divestments and strategic acquisitions, often in collaboration with the US offices and the firm's  highly rated life sciences regulatory teams. The London team also regularly handles M&A work in the technology sector, and is additionally developing a growing M&A practice in the sports sector.  Practice head Jeremy Willcocks is experienced across corporate M&A, private equity and equity capital markets work, and advises on share transfers, joint ventures and debt capital markets transactions.

Practice head(s):Jeremy Willcocks

Other key lawyers:Andrew Harris

Testimonials

'Deep knowledge and understanding of their clients, which means they are proactive, very responsive and commercial in their approach'

'Good all-rounders, very versatile and able to deal with a wide range of corporate deals'

'Jeremy Willcocks is a fun, intelligent, hard working and very versatile lawyer'

Key Clients

EMK Capital LLP

Acuity Investments

Bregal Investments

Bluebird Capital

Diversis Capital

York Capital Management

Glaxosmithkline

McArthurGlen

Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc.

OneView Group

Recordati

Williams Lea Tag

Telus

WorldStrides

Norgine B V

Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry

Work highlights

  • Acted for Williams Lea Tag, a marketing activation partner, on the acquisition of Taylor James, a digital production studio.
  • Advised UK-based Armour Home Electronics Limited on the sale of its UK home office and furniture business, Alphason Designs, to Dorel Home.
  • Acted for Novartis on the divestment of its Sandoz US dermatology business and generic US oral solids portfolio to Aurobindo Pharma USA Inc.
  • Advised Omega on the acquisition of two healthcare homes, Haughgate House and The Old Vicarage.
  • Advised Carestream Health in the sale of its healthcare information systems business to Royal Philips.

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Venture capital
Venture capital - ranked: tier 6

Arnold & Porter

Forming a part of its wider corporate and private equity offering in London, Arnold & Porter's venture capital team regularly advises investors on  late-stage financings and exits. Jeremy Willcocks is often at the forefront of the most significant mandates handled by the team; he is particularly accomplished at handling life sciences-related matters, where he is able to tap into the expertise of a significant pool of IP experts.

Practice head(s):Jeremy Willcocks

Other key lawyers:Andrew Ross; Benjamin Kieft

Key Clients

EMK Capital

Acuity Investments

Bregal Investments

Bluebird Capital

Diversis Capital

York Capital Management

Glaxosmithkline

McArthurGlen

Omega Healthcare Investors

OneView Group

Recordati

Williams Lea Tag

Telus

WorldStrides

Norgine B V

Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry

Sanofi

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London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Fraud: white-collar crime
Fraud: white-collar crime - ranked: tier 4

Arnold & Porter

Arnold & Porter advises clients on regulatory investigations, corporate crime and compliance. Areas of expertise include negotiations with foreign regulatory agencies, advising boards, anti-fraud policies and criminal defence. Co-head of team Kathleen Harris is experienced in representing board-level executives seeking criminal law and regulatory advice. Sean Curran, who also co-heads the team, is adept at handling investigations by the SFO, FCA, HMRC and FRC.

Practice head(s):Kathleen Harris; Sean Curran

Testimonials

‘The breadth of knowledge in respect of white-collar crime surpasses every other firm that purports to offer a service at a corporate level’.

‘Kathleen Harris is a genuine force of nature and one of the most formidable litigators in corporate white-collar defence’.

‘Sean Curran is approachable, charismatic and someone who wears his considerable intelligence very lightly’.

‘Arnold & Porter have unique expertise in managing complex corporate crime for corporate and individuals’.

‘Kathleen Harris is fearless, measured, and acts with integrity, which means she commands the respect of the authorities who are investigating her clients’.

‘Sean Curran is an experienced and robust litigator handling some of the heaviest white collar crime instructions in the City’.

‘Kathleen Harris is the best of the best in her field’.

Leading individuals

Kathleen Harris - Arnold & Porter

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London: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation
Commercial litigation - ranked: tier 6

Arnold & Porter

Arnold & Porter has a strong track record handling multi-jurisdictional litigation and has in-depth expertise in corporate and commercial disputes that arise out of its experience in the pharmaceutical and private equity sectors. Hilton Mervis's corporate-based litigation typically involves issues arising out of joint ventures, private equity and partnership structures, while Jane Wessel has extensive experience handling competition damages litigation in the English High Court and the Competition Appeal Tribunal.  Charlotte Mallorie and Tom Fox are experienced counsels.

Practice head(s):Hilton Mervis

Other key lawyers:Jane Wessel; Charlotte Mallorie; Tom Fox

Key Clients

Airbus

Estera Trust (Jersey)

Dafisa

Stabilus

Work highlights

  • Acted for minority shareholders, Estera Trust (Jersey) and Herinder Singh in a major shareholder dispute, which related to the affairs of the Radisson Edwardian hotel chain's holding company.
Leading individuals

Hilton Mervis - Arnold & Porter

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International arbitration
International arbitration - ranked: tier 4

Arnold & Porter

Arnold & Porter 'has a solid legal team that is able to provide sound legal strategies in complex issues'. The practice acts in both investment treaty and international commercial arbitrations in relation to a variety of industry sectors, including energy, mining, biotechnology, construction, shipping, hospitality and banking. Dmitri Evseev, David Reed and Patricio Grané Labat are the principal contacts, and Monty Taylor is an experienced senior associate. Jane Wessel was hired from Shepherd and Wedderburn.

Practice head(s):Dmitri Evseev; Patricio Grané Labat; David Reed

Other key lawyers:Jane Wessel; Monty Taylor

Testimonials

'The practice's experience and intelligence are impressive'.

'Dmitri Evseev is a top professional with brilliant analytical skills, sharp thinking and vast knowledge'.

'Patricio Grané Labat has a sharp legal mind and is able to process and communicate appropriate strategies involving complex issues'.

'David Reed is thorough, very easy to work with and enormously supportive'.

'Monty Taylor is a standout senior associate who is fiercely clever and very appreciated by both clients and counsel - he is on his way up both within the firm and the arbitration world more generally'.

Key Clients

European Commission

Republic of Bulgaria

Czech Republic

Republic of Costa Rica

Kingdom of Thailand

Republic of Peru

Republic of Panama

Republic of Chile

Republic of the Philippines

Republic of Korea

The Dominican Republic

Republic of Colombia

Work highlights

  • Represented the Czech Republic, as respondent, in eight separate renewable energy sector-related investment-treaty arbitrations.
Rising stars

Monty Taylor - Arnold & Porter

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Public international law
Public international law - ranked: tier 3

Arnold & Porter

Arnold & Porter has 'a very good reputation in the public international law sphere' where its advises on investment treaty arbitration under the ICSID Rules, UNCITRAL investment treaty arbitrations conducted under the auspices of the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, and other ad hoc arbitration rules. The practice continues to expand in personnel and client numbers; it was recently bolstered by the hire of Jane Wessel from Shepherd and Wedderburn and has received new instructions from the European Commission and Latin American clients.  Dmitri Evseev's work focuses on acting for sovereign states in investor-state arbitrations under various bilateral investment treaties and the Energy Charter Treaty; Patricio Grané Labat leads on Latin American investor-state cases. David Reed is another name to note.

Practice head(s):Dmitri Evseev; Patricio Grané Labat; David Reed

Work highlights

  • Representing the Czech Republic, as respondents, in eight separate investment-treaty arbitrations relating to the renewable energy sector.
  • Representing Bulgaria, as respondent, in relation to a claim brought by an Omani sovereign wealth fund. The claim has been brought under the Bulgaria-Oman BIT and involves complex jurisdictional and merits issues, and relates to the collapse of Corpbank, one of the largest banks in Bulgaria.
  • Acting for The Kingdom of Thailand in an UNCITRAL rules investment arbitration in relation to a mining dispute between Kingsgate Consolidated, an Australian mining company and Thailand under the Thailand-Australia Free Trade Agreement.
  • Successfully represented Turkish energy company, Karkey, as claimant, against the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, relating to Pakistan’s violation of its obligations under an investment treaty in relation to a rental power project in Pakistan.
  • Assisting the European Commission in preparing a US amicus brief pursuant to US enforcement proceedings arising from arbitration awards against Spain in several matters. The brief relates to the European Court of Justice’s landmark ruling in Achmea in which the Court found an arbitration clause in an international investment agreement between two European Union member states incompatible with EU law.
Leading individuals

Patricio Grané Labat - Arnold & Porter

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London: Finance

Debt capital markets
Debt capital markets - ranked: tier 3

Arnold & Porter

Arnold & Porter's debt capital markets practice is best known for its representation of sovereign issuers in international financial transactions, often in challenging jurisdictions. The practice, led by Jeremy Willcocks with support from former US Executive Director of the World Bank Whitney Debevoise, who works in both the London and New York offices, has a stellar client roster that includes the Republic of Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Federative Republic of Brazil, Hungary, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the Republic of Kenya, the Republic of Turkey and the Bank of Zambia. Willcocks, whose innovative work included the debut diaspora bond for the Republic of Nigeria, leads the European side of the practice, while Debevoise focuses on US law.

Practice head(s):Jeremy Willcocks

Other key lawyers:Whitney Debevoise; Benjamin Kieft

Work highlights

  • Advised the Republic of Turkey on a $2bn Sukuk offering, its sixth such financing transaction in recent years, which was structured to comply with Sharia law and involved the issuance of lease certificates representing interests in real estate assets owned by the Republic that were transferred to the issuer and leased back to the Republic.
Leading individuals

Jeremy Willcocks - Arnold & Porter

Whitney Debevoise - Arnold & Porter

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London: Human resources

Employment: employers
Employment: employers - ranked: tier 6

Arnold & Porter

Arnold & Porter's 'hugely knowledgeable and commercial' team is 'personable, approachable and reliable' and provides 'timely, pragmatic and cost-conscious advice'; the group is also noted for its 'good cross-border capabilities'. The practice has been especially active in handling a range of employment law matters for clients in the life sciences sector. Group head Henry Clinton-Davis is regarded as an 'outstanding employment lawyer who always brings clarity to any situation.'

Practice head(s):Henry Clinton-Davis

Testimonials

'Henry Clinton-Davis is an outstanding employment lawyer; he is always on top of the issues, his advice is crisp and relevant, and he looks for solutions'.

'A hugely knowledgeable and commercial employment law team. The actually give practical guidance, rather than just laying out options, and consider commercial needs of the business when developing strategies for clients.'

'Arnold & Porter offer pragmatic, timely and cost conscious advice. Overall the partners and associates are easy to work with and have a good working knowledge of the industry.'

'This group is extremely knowledgeable on employment laws in the EU, especially in the UK. The team is always well prepared and makes itself available at any time of day. In addition, they are quick with their responses and try to look for solutions to issues and are very business friendly.'

'Thorough subject matter understanding complemented with client knowledge. Always personable, approachable and reliable and fair in their fee assignments.'

'Very responsive and capable team - partners do much of the work rather than pushing it down. Good cross-border capabilities.'

'Henry Clinton-Davis is by far the best employment lawyer I have ever worked with. Non-patronising, highly experienced and very practical in his application of employment law within a commercial environment. I have been working with him for over 20 years and he has never give us a bad steer.'

'Henry Clinton-Davis is simply wonderful. He has a style which is very appropriate and yet commanding. We had an experience with a very difficult executive and Henry was able to win him over. Also, Henry is always on top of issues, his advice is crisp and relevant and, again, he looks for solutions. Henry also has a great command of employment law and GDPR.'

'Henry Clinton-Davis is an outstanding employment lawyer who always brings clarity to any situation and provides legal advice with pragmatism and with an understanding of our business, specifically how that advice could be applied.'

'Henry Clinton-Davis is phenomenal. We are based in the US and Henry is constantly available even with the time difference. I've had to ask Henry questions repeatedly and he is very kind and patient with his responses. I truly enjoy working with Henry and tremendously value the partnership we've developed with him.'

'Henry Cinton-Davis brings leading edge knowledge and a pragmatic approach to real world problems.'

'Henry Clinton-Davis is very accessible and provides sound employment law advice which takes into account the commercial realities of running a business. In my experience, any case that Henry has handled on our behalf has been approached with thoughtfulness and pragmatism - which has invariably helped to deliver the required outcome. I have also been impressed by the speed with which Henry has understood our business and culture and adapted his advice accordingly. This has made building a meaningful and trusted partnership with him a very smooth process.'

Key Clients

Carestream Health

Telus Corporation

Strada

Roche Diagnostics

Roche Diabetes Care

McArthurGlen

Alcon

Monsoon Accessorize

Work highlights

  • Advising Carestream Health on the pan-European employment elements of the sale of its healthcare information systems business to Philips.
  • Assisting Telus with the pan-European employment and HR-related issues of its cross-border data privacy compliance programme.
  • Assisted Sun Valley Rice with obtaining a work visa for its US-based CEO to come to the UK in order to expand the company's European business.

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London: Insurance

Product liability: defendant
Product liability: defendant - ranked: tier 1

Arnold & Porter

Arnold & Porter's team is highly regarded for its life sciences practice, which includes lawyers who are also qualified in medicine, toxicology, and pharmacy, among other areas. It represents clients in product liability litigation, including multi-party group actions and unitary claims, inquests with respect to deaths, investigations and public inquiries as well as in safety and recall matters. On the non-contentious side, the team also advises on a variety of risk management issues. Practice head Ian Dodds-Smith has an outstanding reputation in the market and also leads the firm's EU life sciences and product liability practice group. Adela Williams, who is also a registered medical practitioner and assistant coroner, is another key contact. Jackie Mulryne made partner in 2019 and, alongside counsel Tom Fox, is also noted.

Practice head(s):Ian Dodds-Smith

Other key lawyers:Adela Williams; Jackie Mulryne; Tom Fox

Testimonials

'Arnold & Porter has great strength-in-depth as well as enormous experience and is able to cover both the scientific and the legal aspects.'

'The team at Arnold & Porter is known to deliver a very good quality of work.'

'Ian Dodds-Smith is a seasoned lawyer, who helped to set the foundation in the area.'

'Adela Williams has enormous experience in the area and has great attention to detail. She manages to always secure the trust and confidence of the client.'

Key Clients

Grünenthal

Pfizer

Bayer

Work highlights

  • Successfully defended Grünenthal in a group action, which claimed that individuals had been born with personal injuries as a result of exposure to thalidomide in utero.
  • Represented Pfizer in a multi-claimant litigation in Scotland arising from cardiovascular disorders following the use of Pfizer’s Cox-2 inhibitor analgesic, Celebrex, which included handling disclosure, witness evidence and expert evidence.
  • Acting for Bayer in a public inquiry initiated following the supply of Factor VIII and IX blood products caused hemophiliacs to become infected with HIV and hepatitis C.
Leading individuals

Adela Williams - Arnold & Porter

Ian Dodds-Smith - Arnold & Porter

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London: Investment fund formation and management

Hedge funds
Hedge funds - ranked: tier 3

Arnold & Porter

Arnold & Porter leverages its transatlantic presence to provide a full range of services to clients, such as US and EU-based investment managers, institutional investors, fund distributors and service providers. Simon Firth, who is the main contact in London, works alongside New York-based practitioners to assist clients with fund formation and tax structuring, management group structuring, ownership and compensation arrangements, prime brokerage documentation and compliance policies/procedures, among other matters.  On the regulatory front, issues connected with AIFMD, MiFID and the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) are notable drivers of activity. In addition, Firth advises asset managers and funds on Brexit-related issues. The firm also advises clients on the application of US regulatory regimes to their businesses.

Practice head(s):Simon Firth

Key Clients

IPM Informed Portfolio Management AB/IPM Cayman Funds

MacKay Shields LLC / MacKay Shields UK LLP

RoboCap LLP/RoboCap Partners Funds

MFW-Multi Family Wealth Limited

York Capital Management LLC

Orthogon Partners Investment Management LLC

Work highlights

  • The  firm advised IPM Informed Portfolio Management AB/IPM Cayman Funds on a range of documentation, regulatory and marketing matters, including: reversing ERISA fiduciary status for IPM for its Macro Fund; Chinese marketing; GDPR and its impact on the funds and service provider agreements with consequential amendments; issuing a new share class in the Macro Fund; and updating all Funds’ PPMs. The firm also advised IPM itself on Brexit and corporate matters for its UK branch.
  • The firm advises MacKay Shields LLC and its UK subsidiary, MacKay Shields UK LLP, an FCA regulated alternative investment fund manager, on a range of issues as external UK counsel. The advice routinely covers compliance with UK and EU regulations, including AIFMD, MiFID and PRIIPS, for MacKay in both the UK and (where relevant) the US, and the firm advises on various matters relating to the operation of MacKay’s Irish alternative investment fund. In 2018, the firm advised MacKay Shields on the impact of Brexit on its Irish Fund and on MacKay Shields UK LLP as the alternative investment fund manager (AIFM) of the Fund.  
  • Acted for RoboCap LLP on the formation of an offshore (Cayman) master fund with Delaware and Cayman feeder funds (RoboCap Partners CIM LP, RoboCap Partners DE I LP and RoboCap Partners Offshore Fund Ltd) for investment by US investors to mirror the successful robotics strategy of the UCITS fund.
  • The firm acts for MFW-Multi-Family Wealth Limited on regulatory, fund and contractual matters and as outsourced general counsel. In 2018, as well as providing ad hoc corporate and regulatory advice, the firm advised on the regulatory and corporate aspects of a potential business acquisition, and negotiated managed account agreements with an Irish Wealth Manager and a Luxembourg insurer.
  • Advised York Capital Management LLC on EU and UK disclosures and risk factors for fund PPMs, general regulatory advice and assisted with EU regulatory disclosures and filings, such as under the Short Selling Regulation. It also advised on structuring fund interests to comply with the UK reporting fund regime.

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London: Risk advisory

Data protection, privacy and cybersecurity
Data protection, privacy and cybersecurity - ranked: tier 4

Arnold & Porter

With substantial expertise in the life sciences sector, Arnold & Porter’s practice includes specialists from the employment, commercial, IP, technology and regulatory practices. The group also acts for clients in other highly regulated sectors, advising on the interplay between data protection and regulatory frameworks. Richard Dickinson leads the practice and focuses on transactional mandates, Rob Bratby handles regulatory and transactional work in the telecoms, media and technology sectors; and employment partner Henry Clinton-Davis assists employers with data protection issues relating to employees and HR data transfers outside the EEA.

Practice head(s):Richard Dickinson

Other key lawyers:Rob Bratby; Henry Clinton-Davis

Key Clients

TELUS International

Orange Business Services

Eli Lilly

The Big Give

Tesla Motors Inc

Adobe Systems

Work highlights

  • Advising Telus International on multiple elements of its GDPR compliance programme including privacy policy updates, data processing agreements and DPO registrations.
  • Assisting Orange Business Services with its GDPR compliance.
  • Advising life sciences clients and pharmaceutical industry bodies on the impact of GDPR on the life sciences sector.
  • Advising a client on the practices needed to process personal data produced by a medical device.
  • Assisting a technology client with corporate due diligence from an EU privacy perspective.

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Regulatory investigations and corporate crime
Regulatory investigations and corporate crime - ranked: tier 2

Arnold & Porter

Arnold & Porter 's City team handles both regulatory investigations and corporate crime. Areas of expertise include conducting multi-jurisdictional internal and external investigations, transnational negotiations with foreign regulatory and prosecuting agencies and advising on matters of compliance, anti-fraud policies, bribery, corruption and criminal defence. It often deals with investigations by organisations such as the SFO, CPS, FCA, HMRC, FRC and DoJ. Co-head of team Kathleen Harris is very experienced in corporate crime matters. Sean Curran, who also co-heads the team, advises corporates and individuals on white-collar defence matters.

Practice head(s):Kathleen Harris; Sean Curran

Testimonials

‘Arnold & Porter's practice is concerned with high-profile, serious crime and investigations and its success rate is superb’.

‘Partner-led service that is of the highest quality’.            

‘Sean Curran handles matters with style and confidence; he has the ability to deal with the most senior executives of the largest global corporates’.             

‘Kathleen Harris is a leader in this field; her ability to predict the direction of travel in a case, and place her clients in the best possible position, securing outstanding results, is very well established’.

 

Key Clients

News UK

Republic of South Africa

Tiffany & Co

Mergermarket

Jes Staley, CEO, Barclays Bank

Work highlights

  • Providing News UK with strategic advice in relation to the civil claims arising from the former News of the World phone hacking scandal.
  • Representing the Republic of South Africa in the recovery of proceeds of crime obtained from the illegal harvesting and exporting of fish from South Africa.
  • Advising Tiffany & Co UK in relation to anti-money laundering, anti-bribery and corruption and sanctions policies and procedures to ensure compliance with UK and EU law and regulations.
  • Advising Mergermarket in respect of various potential causes of action and defences, including consideration of legal and reputational risk.
Leading individuals

Kathleen Harris - Arnold & Porter

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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

IT and telecoms
IT and telecoms - ranked: tier 3

Arnold & Porter

Arnold & Porter's telecoms, internet and media team is recognised for handling a range of complex multi-jurisdictional telecoms and media regulatory work. The group also has experience assisting its impressive client roster, which includes Tata Communications and Ellalink, with the commercial and financing aspects of transactions. Practice head and 'exceptional lawyer' Rob Bratby has significant regulatory expertise and is frequently instructed on international telecoms projects.

Practice head(s):Rob Bratby

Testimonials

'Arnold & Porter stands out for the practical nature of its advice, and the thoroughness of its efforts to understand clients and adjust its advice accordingly.'

'Rob Bratby knows how to add value. The coordination among the team avoids the often recurring siloed advice seen at other firms. They are thoughtful, good listeners and evidently care about finding the right solutions for clients.'

Key Clients

AT&T

Tata Communications

Orange Business Services

Ellalink

CloudHQ

Work highlights

  • Advising Tata Communications on UK and EU regulatory matters.
  • Advised on all the regulatory telecoms and media approvals outside the US relating to AT&T's acquisition of Time Warner.
  • Assisted Ellalink with commercial, financing and regulatory matters relating to the construction of a high-capacity subsea fibre-optic link between Europe and Latin America.
  • Advised Orange Business Services on a range of telecoms regulatory and GDPR matters.
Leading individuals: Telecoms

Rob Bratby - Arnold & Porter

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Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology
Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology - ranked: tier 2

Arnold & Porter

The Arnold & Porter team is led by Ian Dodds-Smith who is considered a 'luminary' when it comes to regulatory and product liability cases. His expertise covers UK and European regulatory regimes and his product liability experience includes numerous group actions conducted in the UK and Europe. Lincoln Tsang is also know for his regulatory and enforcement work. He is a former senior regulator and advises clients on a raft of sectors;  pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, in vitro diagnostic devices, cosmetics and food including on public policy issues. Other team members include Adela Williams who is a registered medical practitioner specialising in regulatory regimes and group actions and Jacqueline Mulryne  who has a focus on the effects of decisions by regulatory bodies.

Practice head(s):Ian Dodds-Smith

Other key lawyers:Lincoln Tsang; Adela Williams; Jacqueline Mulryne

Key Clients

Amicus

Orion

Bayer plc

GMP-Orphan

Boston Scientific

Grünenthal GmbH

Pfizer/Pharmacia

Novartis

Insmed

Work highlights

  • Acting for Amicus in an EU General Court case relating to a request for access to documents under the EMA’s disclosure policy. This is one of a group of cases against the EMA relating to disclosure of documents, that will lead to key decisions in this area. The case relates to disclosure of the client’s clinical study reports for its lead product, Galafold for the treatment of Fabry’s disease.
  • Continuing to defend the regulatory data protection period that Orion believes attaches to one of its important products, Dexdor, that is used to sedate in intensive care. The case has become even larger; there is now a substantial UK element and the case has been extended to many EU member states.
  • Advising Bayer on a challenge in the English courts against various clinical commissioning groups, concerning reimbursement policies. The case concerned the groups’ decision to recommend bevacizumab, a product that is not licensed for ophthalmologic indications, over and above the client’s licensed product for these indications.
  • Advised GMP-Orphan on its application to the European General Court for the annulment of a decision of the European Commission to grant a marketing authorisation for the client’s drug Cuprior - which treats Wilson’s Disease -  without orphan designation.
  • Advising a global pharmaceutical client on matters relating to the supply Factor VIII and IX blood products in 1970s to 1990s,  now the subject of a public Inquiry.
Next Generation Partners

Jacqueline Mulryne - Arnold & Porter

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