Sophie McGrath > Brown Rudnick LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile
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Sophie advises on a wide range of corporate matters, including private and public financings, mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, restructurings and general corporate advice. A strong focus of her practice is in the venture capital and private equity sector, acting for companies at all stages of development, as well as investors and management teams. Sophie’s practice covers a range of industries, although she has extensive experience in the life sciences, technology and cleantech sectors. Sophie also acts for a number of Tier 1 Life Sciences investors including Novo A/S, Lundbeckfond, Gilde, Wellington Partners, Seroba Kernel, NGBI Ventures and Inventages, as well as companies being spun out of Imperial Innovations, the London Business School Incubator and the Seedcamp accelerator programme. Sophie is also driving the firm’s initiative in the growing area of Impact Investment and Social Enterprise.
Sophie is recommended as a leading lawyer for venture capital, corporate M&A (deals up to £50m) and pharmaceuticals and biotechnology in The Legal 500 UK and was nominated for the ‘Corporate – Rising Star’ Award at the 2013 Euromoney Women in Business Law Awards.
University of Sydney, Australia (1996 B Comm); College of Law, Sydney (1998 LLB); College of Law, Guildford (1999 GDL, QLTT 2003).
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: white-collar crime
- Corporate and commercial > Financial services
- Corporate and commercial > M&A: smaller deals, up to £50m
- Corporate and commercial > Financial services: contentious
- Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: civil
- Risk advisory > Regulatory investigations and corporate crime
- Corporate and commercial > Venture capital
- Dispute resolution > Banking litigation: investment and retail
- Crime, fraud and licensing > Crime: general
- Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property
- Real estate > Property finance