The use of biological systems to make or modify pharmaceutical, industrial and agricultural products and processes is a source of great hope and potential. But it comes with substantial controversy, significant and diverse risks and considerable thirst for investment capital.
If you want to participate in this promising market, you have to produce great science — and diligently document and protect your innovations. You have to be alert to the fast-evolving, sometimes difficult regulatory landscape. And you need to be ever adaptable, continuously considering and forming alliances and ventures or licensing technologies to advance your scientific and business goals — and keep capital flowing.
You also need sophisticated and experienced advisers who can help you stay on top of the issues and ahead of the competition, so you can focus on the things you do best — imagine, investigate and innovate.
At Baker & McKenzie, we understand what you’re dealing with. We offer a strong, growing team of scientifically knowledgeable, business savvy lawyers who concentrate their practice on issues and needs of biotech clients — from research and clinical trial to regulatory review, freedom to operate investigations to patent litigation, alliances to acquisitions, and from private equity and venture capital to public offerings and corporate compliance.
Whether you are a start-up, established biotech leader or a leading research university, we bring a lawyerly business perspective to help you deal with your strategic and operational concerns. And we do so without spending hours trying to understand your science and technology. Our team includes highly qualified professionals with doctoral degrees in the natural sciences.