The Oxford office opened in July 2000 to serve the technology and life sciences community in Oxford and the surrounding Thames Valley area. Our practice here reflects the firm's long-standing focus on technology and life sciences companies, many of which are venture capital-backed companies or are seeking venture capital financing.
Our Oxford lawyers work closely with their colleagues in London, as well as with lawyers in our other offices. The office is part of an integrated European practice of over 100 lawyers.
Oxford and London boast a premier team of UK-qualified lawyers, together with lawyers qualified in the United States and in many of the major European jurisdictions. We are leaders in public and private financings of technology and biotechnology companies and, in particular, in structuring investments by pharmaceutical companies in biotechnology companies. Our capabilities span the full range of corporate transactions from a company’s first term sheet for early-stage financings to public offerings and private M&A. Our experienced corporate lawyers also advise on the full range of legal issues that confront companies and shareholders daily in operating complex international businesses.
Our lawyers are recognised as market leaders in:
- Antitrust and Competition
- Labour and Employment
- Intellectual Property
- Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits
- Technology Transactions and Licensing