Laurence specialises in litigation, international arbitration, and regulatory and corporate investigations. His sectors of expertise are life sciences and financial services. Laurence is also the Head of our India group. He regularly travels to India, and acts for Indian multinationals across a range of sectors. In life sciences, Laurence represents UK and international pharmaceutical, biotech, and other life sciences companies on commercial disputes. This includes disputes concerning royalty payments and licencing, joint venture and collaboration agreements, marketing approvals and market entry for medicines, distribution and supply of products, and regulatory and compliance investigations and breaches.
In financial services, Laurence advises clients on disputes, investigations and enforcement actions. He has particular expertise in private banking and wealth management, structured products and derivatives, securitisations and financial frauds. Laurence acts for a range of domestic and international banks and other financial institutions, and also represents senior executives in financial institutions involved in high profile, often transatlantic, regulatory investigations.
Laurence is a champion of innovation and the use technology at the firm. He heads our Digitising Disputes project, which focuses on how technology is applied to the conduct of disputes and investigations. Outside of law, Laurence helps lead our mental health and wellbeing efforts. He is the partner sponsor for our Wellbeing Network.
|Since 2008||Partner, Disputes & Investigations group, Taylor Wessing|
|1998 - 2008||Associate, then Senior Associate, Litigation and Regulatory Group, DLA Piper|
|1996 - 1998||Trainee Solicitor, Simmons and Simmons|
|1998||Admitted as a lawyer, England, Wales|
|1996||Legal Practice Course|
|1995||LLM from Cambridge University|
|1994||B.A (M.A) Law from Jesus College, Cambridge University|
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