A law firm dedicated to advising entrepreneurs, companies and investors in high-growth industries.
Our UK and US qualified lawyers practice in the following areas:
We represent many of the leading venture capital funds active in Europe and the continent's most exciting emerging companies, structuring equity, debt and hybrid investments often involving several institutional investors and angels.
Venture capital is a core focus of our practice, and our clients benefit from our extensive network of contacts in the industry. Sectors of particular interest include technology, life sciences and cleantech, and our lawyers are recognised and ranked as leading practitioners in these fields.
Our intellectual property practice advises on the commercialisation, exploitation and enforcement of IP rights, covering contentious and non-contentious issues relating to patents, trade marks, copyright and other IP rights.
Specific areas of focus include:
negotiating and drafting licensing and commercial agreements
national and international collaborations
data protection and privacy strategy
IP protection and strategies
As representatives of many venture-backed companies, we specialise in positioning our clients in anticipation of exits and other liquidity events.
Mergers & Acquisitions
Our corporate practice advises on cross border M&A and buyout activity internationally, including private M&A, public M&A and joint ventures.
We advise clients on accessing capital markets, leveraging our close relationships with issuing companies, brokers, sponsors and NOMADs on main market and AIM IPOs, secondaries, PIPEs.
We advise our clients on the most efficient ways of structuring their businesses as they continue to grow, often involving multiple jurisdictions and corporate entities.
We also advise clients in distressed situations on restructuring their business, protecting those parts with the most potential to develop.
As an adviser to emerging companies, it is not efficient for many of our clients to employ a general legal counsel.
We therefore offer clients the opportunity to have a member of the JAG Shaw Baker team act as outsourced general counsel.
Our team manages due diligence projects, compiling full and exceptions only reports.
We also set up and manage data rooms on behalf of clients.
We advise management teams, boards of directors and individual directors on all matters of corporate governance.
This includes strategies relating to minority shareholder rights and potential actions.
We represent a number of clients in the life sciences sector, including pharmaceuticals, biotechs, medical devices and healthcare companies. Our life sciences practice covers the full spectrum of services for the various deal stages of life sciences companies. Specific areas of focus include:
confidentiality agreements and term sheets
material transfer agreements
clinical trial agreements with CROs, institutions and investigators
master services agreements
co-promotion and co-marketing agreements
licence and option agreements
research collaboration and joint venture agreements
manufacturing, supply and distribution agreements
advice on compliance issues, including in relation to the ABPI code, clinical trial regulation, study advertisements and clinical trial compensation guidelines.