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Highly recommended - Individuals: transactions
As any firm of its size and stature would, US juggernaut Cooley has ensured it has a worthy IP practice stationed in the United Kingdom. While more than capable of dealing with contentious issues, the London team has gained acclaim largely for its stable of transactional work, with John Wilkinson and Nicola Maguire each making names for themselves, especially on the life sciences side. Wilkinson – who is always ready with an inventive solution – combines knowledge of IP, antitrust and regulatory law and shows deep understanding on the scientific side too, while Maguire is a pro at tidily tying up IP-centric deals for multinational corporations. For prosecution mandates, Colm Murphy is on hand – for more than two decades he has been appearing in registry proceedings and confecting patent portfolio strategies for pharmaceutical and medical devicegiants.