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Phelim J. O'Doherty

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Phelim O'Doherty is a partner in the Firm's Corporate Group in London. He joined the Firm in 2008 and is a member of its Healthcare and TMT Industry Groups.

Practice Focus

Phelim advises corporate clients on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, investments and licensing arrangements. He has a particular focus on the Healthcare and TMT sectors. He was seconded to Accenture's legal team as an associate.

Representative Legal Matters

  • GSK: Advising in connection with a number of site divestments as well as their consumer healthcare joint venture with Pfizer.
  • Accenture: Advising in connection with a number of acquisitions of technology companies in Europe.
  • PA Consulting: Advising in connection with the acquisition of a US consulting company.
  • Astellas: Advising on acquisition of Quethera, a clinical stage gene-therapy company spun out of Cambridge University as well as on the acquisition of Nanna Therapeutics, a clinical stage UK biotech focused on age related diseases.
  • Aeterna Zentaris: Advising on license of rights in patented drug in certain jurisdictions to Strongbridge.
  • Walgreen Boots Alliance: Advising on the sale of its Russian pharmaceutical wholesale business as well as the disposal of their manufacturing business.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Law Society of England & Wales - Member


  • England & Wales~United Kingdom (2008)


  • University College London (LLM) (2004)
  • NUI Galway (BCL) (2003)


  • English
  • French