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Christopher Hazuka

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Dr. Christopher Hazuka is a partner in the Corporate Department of Latham & Watkins’ Silicon Valley office. His practice focuses on advising life sciences companies in structuring and negotiating transactions at every stage of their life cycle.

United States: Intellectual property

Patents: licensing

Within: Patents: licensing

Latham & Watkins LLP excels in matters on the intersection between the life sciences and technology sectors and demonstrates strong experience in cross-licencing work and joint development agreements, but also in transactional mandates, including due diligence and other licencing aspects of mergers and acquisitions. Life sciences licensing chair Judith Hasko in Silicon Valley is the main contact, with key support coming from Christopher Hazuka, also in Silicon Valley, and San Diego’s Steven Chinowsky. The team advised Allergan on a collaboration agreement with Editas Medicine regarding gene editing therapies for ocular diseases, and assisted a major pharmaceutical player with its strategic alliance with a foreign start-up regarding population genomics research. Guardant Health, Arista Networks and Roxane Laboratories also feature on the client list.

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