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Cooley (UK) LLP

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DASHWOOD, 69 OLD BROAD STREET, LONDON, EC2M 1QS, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7583 4055
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Fax 020 7785 9355
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130997 LONDON CITY
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Web:
www.cooley.com

Nicola Maguire

Tel:
Work +44 (0) 20 7583 4055
Email:
Web:
www.cooley.com
Cooley LLP

Work Department

Emerging Companies
Mergers & Acquisitions
Public Companies
Life Sciences Corporate Partnering & Licensing
Intellectual Property
Health Care
Life Sciences
Medtech

Position

Nicola Maguire is a partner in Cooley's Life Sciences practice and is resident in the London office. She has developed a practice specialising in advising life sciences companies and other clients whose businesses have a significant reliance on intellectual property.

Many of the transactions on which Nicola works have a significant international element, with parties in the U.S. or Europe. Nicola's experience includes advising on the acquisition for Swedish listed company Meda AB of an Italian specialty pharma company, Rottapharm, for the Danish, listed company Ambu A/S on its acquisition of King Systems, a US subsidiary of UK listed company, Consort Medical, on the creation of an Indian joint venture between the Wellcome Trust and Merck and on the creation of a joint venture between Swedish company, Karolinska Development and UK based Rosetta Capital. Transactions such as this illustrate the cross-border nature of Nicola's practice. She has particular expertise advising clients at all stages of development, from early stage startups to listed companies, and on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and equity fundings. 

Nicola's practice also includes advising on general commercial matters such as materials transfer agreements, intellectual property licences, research and collaboration agreements and distribution and manufacturing agreements. Recent transactions include acting for the Wellcome Trust on its collaboration relating to dengue fever with the University of Leuven and Janssen and for King's College London on a licence and development agreement with UCB. 

 

Career

Nicola was previously a partner at Reed Smith from 2005 – 2015 and Bird & Bird from 2001 to 2005. Previously, she worked at GE Lighting and Cable & Wireless Communications.

Languages

French

Education

  • University of Bristol
    PGD, 2004
  • College of Law, Guildford
    LPC, 1987
  • Manchester University
    LLB, 1986


London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

Cooley (UK) LLP has the capacity to handle a range of contentious and non-contentious instructions, with particular expertise in trade mark matters. Practice head Nick Bolter is a key name to note for trade mark, copyright and advertising work; and Chris Coulter is highlighted for his transactional advice, particularly in the technology sector. Nicola Maguire and John Wilkinson focus on life sciences issues.

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Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology

Within: Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology

Cooley (UK) LLP offers a range of specialisms to its life sciences clients, in particular on  transactional and IP matters. The highly experienced John Wilkinson assists clients in these areas and on regulatory and competition matters. Other core team members include Nicola Maguire, who advises on the IP aspects of transactions and Stephen Rosen.

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