Wednesday 9 March 2022
9am – 6pm GMT (30-minute sessions)
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Following the success of our last series, we will hold another N-Site Expert Advice Clinic with specialists from the N-Site hub on Wednesday, 9 March. You will have the opportunity to book 30-minute sessions (free of charge) with specialists in Life Sciences Ecosystem guidance, tax advisory, legal advice, deal making and strategic planning and executive search.

Booking is on a first come first serve basis and limited to one session per company per specialist.

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 (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:

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 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 employs over 20 professionals and has associates in Asia-Pacific.   Please use the following link to book

Book a session to discuss aspects of deal making and strategy planning 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.

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. 

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:

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 an Intellectual Property consultant here:

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N-Site does not accept any liability for and disclaims all liability in respect of any advice provided by an expert panel member as part of the clinic. Any advice provided to a participant in the clinic shall be subject to the terms (if any) agreed directly between the participant and the relevant expert advisor and neither N-Site, Med-City nor any other expert advisor shall have any liability in relation to the advice so provided. The views expressed by an expert advisors do not necessarily reflect the views of N-Site, MedCity or any other expert advisor.

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