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N-Site Online Clinics

9 Mar 2022
9:00 am - 6:00 pm


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.

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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 clinics in 2021, we will hold our first N-Site Expert Advice Clinic of 2022; with specialists from the N-Site hub on Wednesday 9th of March 2022.

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

MedCity represents the life sciences cluster of London and has deep networks and relationships nationally. Working in close partnership with London’s world-leading universities, MedCity connects private industry with partners in academia, research institutes, NHS, industry and the charity sector to catalyse exciting new opportunities that advance cutting-edge R&D in areas such as AI, diagnostics, and advanced therapies.

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.

To book a session with a Life Sciences Ecosystem specialist, please select a session on the following link

 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 (including the application of the new PAYE/NI cap), 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 here

Intellectual Property

Kilburn & Strode is a top-tier European intellectual property firm that protects value for some of the world’s most innovative organisations.

We are ranked as top-tier for both patent and trade mark prosecution in each of the Legal 500, Chambers and Partners, World Trade Mark Review and IAM Patent directories.

Clients trust us to provide strategic advice and navigate the complex world of IP. Whatever the sector; from using deep learning for drug repurposing, to neural nets for medical image segmentation, to reasoning models for self-driving vehicles – we’ve seen it all, and what’s more, we’ve protected it.

Our partners bring over 160 combined years’ experience, working with a diverse range of clients, from spin outs to multinationals, and managing portfolios covering over 85 countries.

You can book a session with the IP expert 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.

A full-service law firm with a clear focus on the life sciences, with a breadth and depth of expertise in the sector. What sets Taylor Wessing apart from competitors is the unrivalled capability in providing legal advice to life sciences companies through the full life cycle of their business, “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), Taylor Wessing understands that keeping fees manageable in those early stages and having certainty and clarity in relation to legal spend is extremely important – and are very good at adapting to those needs.

Through the clinics they 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 and a leading international company in partnering, M&A deals and strategic alliances. For the past 29 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)
  • Licensing (in and out licensing)
  • Fundraising
  • Strategy (commercialisation, deal strategy, due diligence, market entry)
  • Valuation and Positioning (licensing, M&A, and fundraising)

PharmaVentures is based in Oxford, UK, and has associates in Asia-Pacific.   Please use the following link to book 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 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, growth and structure design,  international expansion and career coaching.

In addition, with our InvestConnect® service, VirdisGroup aims at becoming a ‘one-stop shop’ over the lifespan of a startup company.  We provide them support to:

  • Build up their strategy – business plan and business development
  • Design the company – creation (registration etc.) and board set-up
  • Fundraise – connect with investors that are ready to promote the development of the technology
  • Organisation Consulting – Help assess the structure of the team and potential gaps

You can book a session with an Executive Search consultant here


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