Life Sciences Law Firm of the Year in Italy

22 May 2017

International law firm Simmons & Simmons has been awarded Life Sciences Law Firm of the Year at leading benchmark publication, Toplegal’s Industry Awards on 18 May 2017.

Held in the Italian Stock Exchange House, one of the most impressive venues in central Milan, the awards were judged by a panel of over 50 business leaders.

The firm was praised for its expertise, with a particular focus on patent litigation. Business leaders made specific reference to a recent project the firm undertook, among others, advising GlaxoSmithKline in a major litigation relating to the patent rights for ViiV’s biggest selling anti-HIV drug.

Partner and head of the firm’s dispute resolution and IP practice in Italy, Laura Orlando, attended the awards and accepted the accolade on behalf of the firm. Laura commented, “It was fantastic to be recognised as the best law firm in the pharma sector in Italy by an impressive group of business leaders. We have developed the practice over the last 5 years and we are focused on continuing to grow the practice further still.”

It’s been a successful few weeks for the firm’s Italian office, as managing associate Pietro Pouché was also recently awarded Emerging IP Lawyer of the Year by leading benchmark publication Legalcommunity at the IP & TMT Awards 2017. ‎Over 500 representatives of leading law firms and market players attended.

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