Iain Rutherford

IAM Research

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Silver - Individuals: litigation

Recommended - Individuals: transactions

As Scotland’s largest law firm, Brodies offers patent clients a deep bench and robust local, as well as international, expertise. The outfit has an especially strong team when it comes to navigating IP-rich transactions for international patrons – Iain Rutherford, Grant Campbell, Martin Sloan and David Gallagher are all involved in this work to some degree. Rutherford and Campbell head the team, while, of Gallagher, patrons note: “David shows good commercial knowledge of the biotech sector. His previous in-house experience is a major asset. He is commercially pragmatic and works well as part of a team.” Campbell has over 30 years’ experience and handles corporate transactions with ease. Sloan keenly homes in on the most commercially salient details of his clients’ business needs. This year, he advised on a commercialisation project for a player in the energy sector. Rutherford takes charge on the contentious side of the practice, where he is known as a thoughtful and tenacious litigator. Last year, he was involved in a number of fights in the always-busy natural resource sector, but his flexibility as a practitioner was displayed in a pharmaceutical dispute and a licensing issue in the construction industry.

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