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Silver - Firms: litigation and transactions
Intellectual property is just one of many strengths of full-service commercial firm A&L Goodbody, making it a strong choice for clients faced with multifaceted legal issues. Its patent department has been involved in many of the country’s most newsworthy cases – with Abbott, Boston Scientific and Amgen being just three of the big names in life sciences to enlist the outfit in recent years for representation in High Court proceedings – but it also regularly acts in transactional scenarios, managing M&A and other transactions alongside the group’s adjacent teams. Heading up the commercial and technology group is John Whelan, whose international outlook comes from the time he spent establishing and managing two of the group’s US offices. Patent, regulatory and data privacy issues all fall within his remit.