The UK has one of the largest life sciences markets in the world and the sector commands an important position within the UK economy.

Barlow Robbins has recruited Tim Matthews as an additional partner in its Corporate and Commercial group. Tim has wide experience in the life sciences sector with over 25 years’ experience acting for UK-listed international and private companies primarily from the life science and technology sectors.

Life sciences sector clients require specialist advice on a wide range of legal areas such as creating commercial agreements for product manufacturing and research, or for advice on navigating the many regulatory issues in this sector. The expertise also extends to brand protection with strategic advice on copyright laws and intellectual property rights.

Due to the sheer size of this industry the needs of our client base are going to become more international. We are perfectly placed to meet these needs and look forward to supporting our clients as they adapt to a changing environment, in co-operation with our other colleagues throughout the global Ecovis network.

Barlow Robbins life sciences work highlights

  • Tim Matthews previously advised Midatech Pharma PLC, an international pharmaceutical company, on its acquisition of DARA BioSciences, a NASDAQ-listed oncology supportive care pharmaceutical company based in North Carolina.
  • Supporting family owned Veriton Pharma formerly Special Products, on their product portfolio, export network and product licensing. Mark Lucas comments, “Supporting an SME that has ambitious plans to grow globally is exciting, and perfectly aligned to our business. They have a good appetite for risk and genuinely appreciate our expertise and advice. It has been great to see the evolution of their balanced portfolio of projects in an equally balanced portfolio of territories, growing into Dubai to service the Middle East territories; and in Melbourne, Australia – all with the plan of mitigating risks after BREXIT!”


Tim Matthews, Partner in the Corporate and Commercial Department, Barlow Robbins LLP, Guildford, Surrey, UK

Über ECOVIS AG Steuerberatungsgesellschaft

Ecovis is a leading global consulting firm with its origins in Continental Europe. It has over 5,000 people operating in over 60 countries. Its consulting focus and core competencies lie in the areas of tax consultation, accounting, auditing and legal advice.

The particular strength of Ecovis is the combination of personal advice at a local level with the general expertise of an international and interdisciplinary network of professionals. Every Ecovis office can rely on qualified specialists in the back offices as well as on the specific industrial or national know-how of all the Ecovis experts worldwide. This diversified expertise provides clients with effective support, especially in the fields of international transactions and investments – from preparation in the client’s home country to support in the target country.

In its consulting work Ecovis concentrates mainly on mid-sized firms. Both nationally and internationally, its one-stop-shop concept ensures all-round support in legal, fiscal, managerial and administrative issues.

The name Ecovis, a combination of the terms economy and vision, expresses both its international character and its focus on the future and growth.

Firmenkontakt und Herausgeber der Meldung:

ECOVIS AG Steuerberatungsgesellschaft
Ernst-Reuter-Platz 10
10587 Berlin
Telefon: +49 (30) 310008555
Telefax: +49 (30) 310008556

Gudrun Bergdolt
ECOVIS AG Steuerberatungsgesellschaft*
Telefon: +49 (89) 5898-266
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