Patricia Barclay

Patricia Barclay
31 Merchiston Park
EH10 4PW
+44 131 202 6527


Who's Who Legal Life Sciences: Transactional

Patricia Barclay studied law at Edinburgh and Oxford universities before joining Pfizer as part of the in-house legal team.  She held a number of international roles there in both Europe and the US before becoming general counsel at Vernalis plc. She subsequently served as general counsel of the Ferring Group and of Solvay Pharmaceuticals before returning to private practice and setting up Bonaccord, an award-winning law firm and business advisory specialising primarily in life sciences.

Patricia offers assistance in corporate and investment matters, intellectual property strategy and management and the whole range of commercial contracts from R&D collaborations and manufacturing to licensing, distribution and M&A. Having managed teams and projects in-house and served on the boards of very different companies, she has a wide ranging understanding of the industry and the realities of how business is done around the world, which is reflected in her pragmatic, practical advice. Clients who include start-ups, established life science companies, other law firms, universities and investors also benefit from her extensive international network of life science experts.

Patricia has hands on experience of the pharmaceutical, biotech, animal health, medical device, cosmetic and nutraceutical sectors. In addition to her legal work she is a regular business mentor and a popular teacher at both academic and professional level. Her work has won many awards and she is one of only a handful of UK lawyers to have been honoured with a fellowship of the American Bar Foundation.

WWL says: Patricia Barclay is highly commended by the international life sciences community thanks to her "pragmatism and highly professional approach".

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Life Sciences which can be purchased from our Shop.

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