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N-Site Expert Advice Clinic

3 Nov 2020
All Day

Virtual Clinics

Take advantage of the opportunity to book 30 min sessions (free of charge) with specialists in life sciences industry, tax advisory, insurance and risk management, IP strategy, legal advice, deal making and strategic planning, market access and executive search.

N-Site is a portal for Life Sciences companies where you can find a range of technical guidance notes on matters that impact the industry such as tax, legal and patent & trademark, all free to access. It was established by FTI Consulting in 2016 and developed with the support of MedCity and the BioIndustry Association (BIA).

Following the success of our last clinic, we will hold another N-Site Expert Clinic with specialists from the N-Site hub on 3rd November. You will have the opportunity to book 30 min sessions (free of charge) with specialists in life sciences industry, tax advisory, insurance and risk management, IP strategy, legal advice, deal making and strategic planning, market access and executive search. Booking is on a first come first serve basis and limited to one session per company per specialist.

Expert Overview:

Life Sciences Ecosystem Guidance

Are you looking for the right partners, funding, infrastructure and/ or expertise in life sciences or healthcare? We can help with engagement with a number of stakeholders nationally and internationally including academia, industry, health system, government and investors. We provide guidance on healthcare’s complex ecosystem to support the life sciences industry for economic development and improvement of healthcare provision of the southeast of England and ultimately of the UK.

MedCity is an independent cluster organisation that works to promote and grow life sciences investment, entrepreneurship and industry across London and the Greater South East of England. Through our work, we facilitate greater connectivity across the three pillars of industry, academia and the National Health Service.

Supported by the Mayor of London, the London Academic Health Science Centres, research institutes and life sciences organisations across the region, MedCity acts as a vital Front Door to the sector.

You can book a session with a Life Sciences Ecosystem specialist at:

 Tax Advisory

FTI Consulting’s European Tax Advisory practice comprises a wide range of leading industry specialisms one of which is a unique team supporting Life Sciences. Our deep understanding of Life Sciences allows us to provide a level of service beyond that available from accounting firms.

Through the clinics we will be able to offer advice and guidance across areas including but not limited to: R&D incentives, patent box, partnering and licensing international tax (across all countries) and transfer pricing, EIS and VCT investment incentives, VAT, share schemes and employment tax.

You can book a session with a Tax Advisory specialist at:

Insurance and Risk Management

Gallagher Life Sciences Practice is able to offer insurance and risk management solutions for life sciences companies across the full spectrum of their lifecycles; from very early stages through to commercial contracts and multinational expansion. The Gallagher Life Sciences Practice was established over 25 years ago and has built an industry leading reputation. We have the capability to benchmark insurance programmes against 400 similar life science companies within our portfolio.

Our insurance products include, but are not limited to: Human Clinical Trials, Management Liability, Intellectual Property Insurance, Cyber Protection, Property Insurance, Business Interruption Exposures, Cargo, Supply Chain and Stock Throughput, Products Liability and Medical Malpractice Liability.

You can book a session with an Insurance Management specialist here:

 IP Strategy

Gill Jennings & Every is a leading European intellectual property firm advising on patent and design rights, trademarks and brands, domain names, copyright, trade secrets and anti-counterfeiting. GJE provide the ideal combination of legal, technical and commercial expertise to help turn your innovations, brands and designs into a commercial success. If you have a question about intellectual property, click the link to book a free 30-minute session with one of our advisors.

You can book a session with an IP Advisor specialist here:

Legal Advice

Taylor Wessing is the market leading law firm for life sciences with particular strengths in advising life sciences companies on spin-outs, fundraisings (from seed investments all the way to exit), complex commercial transactions (e.g. licensing and collaboration deals), regulatory matters and intellectual property disputes. We are a full-service law firm with a clear focus on the life sciences and we believe that no other law firm can match our breadth and depth of expertise in the sector. What sets us apart from our competitors is our unrivalled capability in providing legal advice to life sciences companies through the full life cycle of their business we call it “from cradle to liquidity”. Having a long tradition of working with companies all the way from the very earliest of stages (e.g. formation and spin-out), we understand that keeping fees manageable in those early stages and having certainty and clarity in relation to legal spend is extremely important – and we are very good at adapting to those needs.

Through the clinics we will be able to offer advice and guidance on: company formation, spinning-out from an academic or research institution, seed or later stage fundraisings (including accelerator programme investments), commercial agreements, employment matters, data protection etc.

You can book a session with a specialist for Legal Advice here:

Deal Making and Strategic Planning

 PharmaVentures is a premier transaction advisory firm; a leading international company in partnering, M&A deals and strategic alliances. For the past 28 years, PharmaVentures has acted as advisor on over 900 deal related projects covering licensing, mergers, acquisitions, divestments, and joint venture activities for companies world-wide.

PharmaVentures’ deep bank of specialist experience, deal analytics and network of contacts among innovators and large pharma makes it uniquely placed to support business in all aspects of deal making and strategic planning. PharmaVentures is well known for its deep insight into deal structures and its success for generating partnering interest.

PharmaVentures’ services include:

  • M&A (divestments, mergers, acquisitions, and strategic transactions)
  • Strategy (commercialisation, deal strategy, due diligence, market entry)
  • Valuation and Positioning (licensing, M&A, fund-raising, and expert testimonies)
  • Licensing (in and out licensing)
  • Expert Testimony (patent infringement, deal disagreements, taxation, determining damages)
  • Fund-raising

PharmaVentures is based in Oxford, UK, and employs over 20 professionals and has associates in Asia-Pacific.

Book a session to discuss aspects of Deal Making and Strategy Planning:

 Market Access

MAP BioPharma is a Market Access specialist. We accelerate patient access to medicines, devices and diagnostics. Offering a unique integrated approach that blends online resources (MAP Online) with supportive consultancy, MAP can support the journey throughout the product lifecycle.

To date we have achieved 95% positive outcomes for our clients and have completed over 200 HTA submissions. Through the clinics our CEO, Christian Hill can offer advice and guidance on: policy and public affairs, market access strategy and pricing, health economics and outcomes research, clinical and scientific writing, and HTA submissions.

Book a session with a Market Access specialist here:

Executive Search & Organisational Consultancy

Virdis Group is a global Life Science executive search and organisational consultancy. Established in 2007, with offices in Oxford (UK), Lausanne (Switzerland, Biopôle) and Boston (MA, USA), we partner with clients throughout the world.

Our focus is to identify, engage and help hire top talent from Executive to Board levels, covering a broad range of roles, from R&D to Commercial.

At executive level, we promote conversations around your strategy and challenge your thinking. At senior operational level, we lead open yet confidential discussions with your teams, to help you make your organisation more efficient and sustainable, as well as improve your organisation’s stability, attractiveness and competitiveness.

We are able to offer advice and guidance across areas including but not limited to: strategic recruitment, attracting talent to fit your specific organisation and its culture, organisational growth and structure design,  international expansion and career coaching.

You can book a session with an Executive Search consultant here:


In today’s increasingly connected world, all organisations are at risk from cyber-related threats. A cyberattack can both cripple operations and permanently damage the reputation of your business. FTI Cybersecurity uses an intelligence-led, expert-driven, strategic approach to the global cybersecurity challenges affecting your organisation.

Book a session with a cybersecurity specialist here:

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