06 March 2018

Sidley launches UK life sciences practice with Bristow's head

Bristow's head of life sciences, Marie Manley, has jumped ship to head up the London team.

Sidley Austin is setting up a UK life sciences practices to be run up by the ex-head of Bristow's Life Sciences department. Marie Manley has joined the firm in London as a partner in its global Life Sciences practice and will lead the Life Sciences team in London. At Bristows, Ms Manley was the leader of its Life Sciences regulatory department. Her remits have included bet-the-company regulatory matters and major EU court tests.  Ms Manley represents a wide range of development-stage, specialty and established global life sciences companies and concentrates her practices on both European and UK life sciences regulatory law. She has particular experience on issues arising during the life cycle of medicinal products, including advertising, product liability and competition. 

EU regulatory climates

'Marie’s arrival signals our ongoing commitment to global life sciences and the London market,' said Matthew Dening, managing partner of Sidley’s London office. 'Marie’s deep understanding of the EU and UK regulatory climates and her extensive experience in contentious proceedings will enhance our offering to life sciences clients. We are pleased to announce that she’s chosen to join Sidley.'