Norton Rose Group Named to PLC’s 2012 Life Sciences Super Leagues
15 May 2012
International legal practice Norton Rose Group’s pharmaceuticals and life sciences team has been named to Practical Law Company’s (PLC) 2012 Life Sciences Industry Super Leagues. The Super Leagues encompass the best firms according to PLC’s research, which have the highest number of recommendations for their practices and lawyers in industry and regulatory work, and are spread over at least two continents. Norton Rose Group’s life sciences team is ranked for its strength in three countries on three different continents—in Canada, Australia and France.
This is Norton Rose Group’s first year in the 2012 Super Leagues. According to PLC:
“Norton Rose has made incredible investments over the past few years in the life sciences space. Through strategic mergers in a number of key jurisdictions, the firm has bolstered its life sciences capabilities, most notably by the mergers with Ogilvy Renault and Macleod Dixon in Canada, and Deacons in Australia. The firm now boasts an extensive international network and delivers a breadth of core life sciences competencies on a global basis.”
Norton Rose Group’s pharmaceuticals and life sciences team is ranked by country in the following categories (ranked individual lawyers in brackets):
- corporate & commercial (Jeremy Grushcow, Toronto; Richard S. Sutin, Toronto)
- patent litigation (Brian W. Gray, Toronto; Patrick E. Kierans, Toronto; Judith Robinson, Montreal)
- product liability (William Hesler, Montreal; William McNamara, Toronto)
- regulatory (Martha A. Healey, Ottawa)
- pricing and reimbursement
- commercial and partnering (Bernard O'Shea, Melbourne)
- regulatory (Bernard O'Shea, Melbourne)
The Super Leagues tables are based on the most recent rankings by PLC Which Lawyer? for Life Sciences and can be found at http://crossborder.practicallaw.com/3-500-9881.
Pharmaceuticals and life sciences is one of Norton Rose Group’s six key areas of strength. The global team provides leading corporate and M&A, commercial, regulatory, litigation and intellectual property support specific to the pharmaceutical and life sciences sector. The Group’s clients include many major global pharmaceutical companies as well as many emerging bioscience and technology companies. The global team also represents venture capitalists, angel investors, financial institutions (including investment banks), universities, research centres and hospitals.
For further information please contact:
Peter Zvanitajs, senior public relations advisor (English press), Norton Rose Canada LLP
Tel: +416 216 1871; Mob: +416 553 5789
Teneille Rennick, senior communications advisor, Norton Rose Australia
Tel: +61 2 9330 8926; Mob: +61 418 982 442
Tel: + 33 (0)1 56 59 52 75
Sarah Webster, head of PR, Norton Rose LLP
Tel: +44 (0)20 7444 5942; Mob +44 (0)7725 350 425
Norton Rose Group, a leading international legal practice offering a full business law service to many of the world’s pre-eminent financial institutions and corporations from offices in Europe, Asia, Australia, Canada, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and Central Asia. Knowing how our clients’ businesses work and understanding what drives their industries is fundamental to us. Our lawyers share industry knowledge and sector expertise across borders, enabling us to support our clients anywhere in the world. We are strong in financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and pharmaceuticals and life sciences.
We have more than 2900 lawyers operating from offices in Abu Dhabi, Almaty, Amsterdam, Athens, Bahrain, Bangkok, Beijing, Bogotá, Brisbane, Brussels, Calgary, Canberra, Cape Town, Caracas, Casablanca, Dubai, Durban, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, London, Melbourne, Milan, Montréal, Moscow, Munich, Ottawa, Paris, Perth, Piraeus, Prague, Québec, Rome, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto and Warsaw; and from associate offices in Ho Chi Minh City and Jakarta.
Norton Rose Group comprises Norton Rose LLP, Norton Rose Australia, Norton Rose Canada LLP, Norton Rose South Africa (incorporated as Deneys Reitz Inc), and their respective affiliates.