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Healthy competition

A look at the top players in the life sciences and healthcare market, as set out by The Legal 500 research.

The Legal 500’s life science and healthcare industry focus ranking was introduced three years ago to recognise firms with dedicated cross-practice teams advising high-profile clients across the sector.

However, its roots date back further back than that, in its previous incarnation as our pharma and biotech ranking. As such, our ranking contains a wide variety of firms, from patents and IP specialists such as Bristows and Powell Gilbert to transactional powerhouses such as Clifford Chance and Linklaters, with the highest ranked firms able to demonstrate close to a full-service offering to clients in the sector.

After the hectic covid years fuelled a surge in activity in the sector, life sciences and healthcare practices will be jockeying to secure their post-pandemic position in the market – and indeed The Legal 500 rankings.