The Science of the Deal
Alston & Bird’s corporate team has extensive experience addressing the transactional needs of life sciences clients. We combine industry know-how, cross-border deal experience and local law expertise in advising our life sciences clients. We help businesses with capital formation and development strategies, strategic alliances, joint ventures, business combinations, acquisitions and corporate governance. Decades of experience in representing clients in cross-border transactions and our commitment to personal service have enabled us to successfully advise U.S. companies doing business abroad, as well as many foreign companies doing business in the United States.
We also routinely represent a full range of clients who finance the life sciences industry—investment and commercial banks and private equity and venture capital firms. We understand that capital providers seek certainty and clarity concerning IP protection and ownership, which we can provide by drawing on the legal and scientific expertise of our patent attorneys. We also recognize the importance of gauging prospects for strategic success, which requires understanding how to commercialize IP and plan for a desired exit strategy from a venture. Our extensive science capability gives us extraordinary effectiveness in looking beyond ownership to the actual merits and other strategic issues presented by a product or business model.