Leaders in healthcare and life sciences advice

Whether you operate in the health, social care or life sciences sectors, we can support you to navigate the rapidly changing market.

Our Healthcare team has years of experience advising operators, funders and advisers in the social, primary and secondary care sectors on a broad range of issues in Corporate, Real Estate, Infrastructure, Employment, Regulatory, Competition and Intellectual Property. Our specialist Clinical Risk team defends clinical negligence, professional discipline and regulatory claims.

We have significant experience in NHS procurement and partnering matters; working within the public and private sectors gives us a full perspective to offer you commercial, well rounded advice.

Our Life Sciences team acts for IP rich biotech, pharmaceutical and medical device companies of all sizes. We are highly skilled in protecting your IP and supporting the commercialisation of your products. We deal with disputes, advise on regulatory and competition issues and help you raise the capital necessary to make it all work.  

With offices in the UK, Brussels, Dubai and Singapore, we can provide the highest quality legal advice across borders.


Journeys of Health Tech Innovation

Please click here to see the video from the Health Innovators event.

The Team

Download pdf Health Tech 2017 - A case for greater connection

Health Tech 2017 - A case for greater connection

The health tech sector is a market full of potential in terms of both innovation and investment.

To better understand how key players are involved in the development, manufacture, purchasing, and utilisation of health technology, Nabarro commissioned a survey of hospital physicians, hospital purchasing managers, SMEs involved in health tech, and investors who had either put money into it or were planning to do so.

67% of clinicians believe that procurement practices are disconnected from front-line staff; and 51% believe that clinical needs are not taken into account. To read the whole report please click here

Download pdf Healthcare Industry Barometer 2016

Healthcare Industry Barometer 2016

For the 9th consecutive year, Nabarro has joined forces with HealthInvestor to create the 2016 Healthcare Industry Barometer. This year, the Healthcare Barometer addresses one of the key issues from 2016, the referendum result. Interestingly, though, the Barometer shows the impact of the vote to be less profound compared to other sectors.

A dominant theme throughout the Barometer is that despite the challenging environment in which the healthcare sector operates, investors remain upbeat and confident, particularly in the private arena. Whatever challenges administrators, politicians and the wider economic landscape throw at the healthcare sector, the report argues investors will always be able to identify opportunities for good returns. Read more on the HealthInvestor website here

To read our previous reports, please click on the links below.

Healthcare Industry Barometer 2014

Healthcare Industry Barometer 2015

Nabarro sponsored the 2016 GIANT Health Event

Nabarro sponsored the 2016 GIANT Health Event

This year, Nabarro was an official sponsor of the GIANT Health event which took place in London on 16-19 November. The GIANT Health Event is focused on bringing ideas, technologies and people together both within and outside the healthcare sector. The event had a fantastic turnout with over 2,000 people across the three days.

Throughout the course of the event, Nabarro featured four guest speakers: Oscar Webb, Charlotte Williams, Julia Cockroft and Graham Muir adressing a variety of different topics such as IP, investment and tax issues and provided a free legal advice in the form of a "Legal Clinic". To find out more about the event please click here. You can donwload the slides here (tax), here (health tech) and here for IP. 

Nabarro wins "Legal Advisors of the Year - Private" at HealthInvestor 2016 Awards

Nabarro wins "Legal Advisors of the Year - Private" at HealthInvestor 2016 Awards

Nabarro has for the second time, won the award for “Legal Advisors of the Year – Private” at the HealthInvestor Awards 2016.

Launched in 2007, the awards aim to promote excellence and recognise innovation within the healthcare sector.  

We were delighted to receive the award and judges' feedback in recognition of our work in the healthcare and life sciences sector.

"Another bumper year for the firm - with particular deftness in navigating the CMA's investigation into the private healthcare market for client HCA." - 2016

"In a heavily-contested field, Nabarro’s combination of new client wins, team expansion and advisory work in a number of new areas across private health and social care makes its submission stand out." - 2015

EU Pharmaceutical Law Conference 2016

EU Pharmaceutical Law Conference 2016

As part of the firm’s focus on Healthcare and Life Sciences, we sponsored the EU Pharma Law Forum for the second year running. The conference, held in Brussels in May 2016 and organised by Informa is Europe's leading pharmaceutical law conference, providing critical guidance on competition law, patent litigation, regulation (safety, clinical trials etc.), data privacy and licensing agreements in the pharmaceutical industry. Partner Brian Sher was a speaker. 

Brian presented on discounts, rebates and excessive pricing in the pharmaceutical industry – click here to access his slides and here to access his accompanying note. You can also view slides from other presenters here 

LaingBuisson Awards 2015

LaingBuisson Awards 2015

Nabarro was a finalist in the The LaingBuisson Awards 2015, for Legal Advisors of the year. The LaingBuisson Awards recognise and celebrate industry excellence and innovative services in the public, private and third sectors. The evening brings together professionals working across acute services, care of older people, dementia, homecare, learning disabilities, mental health, residential care and supported living. You can read more about the LaingBuisson awards here

Download pdf HealthInvestor Roundtable 2015

HealthInvestor Roundtable 2015

As the election approaches, all party leaders claim to be 'devoted' to the National Health Service. But does any party offer a clear plan of action for the health sector?

Download pdf Brexit - Sector Focus

Brexit - Sector Focus

Following the vote to leave the EU, we have created a guide which identifies the potential impact of Brexit on the Healthcare & Life Sciences sector. Foreign investment in the sector is likely to take a hit. REITs that traditionally liked the UK market as an entry to the EU single market may now decide to focus their investments on other jurisdictions. This guide will provide you with the key implications that you need to be aware of and a sector key contact should you wish to discuss this further. A copy of the guide can be downloaded here.