Janita is head of the UK life science and healthcare group and her practice spans both corporate and intellectual property transactions. Her industry focus is underpinned by her D.Phil in biochemistry and she maintains a keen interest in the science as well as the business aspects of the sector.

On the corporate side she advises on a wide range of corporate deals, including venture investment, joint ventures and in particular cross-border structured M&A deals.  Her clients range from early-stage pre-revenue therapeutic companies to listed plcs and international corporations.

Janita’s work in the transactional intellectual property field follows the deals typical of the life science sector, including structured licensing, strategic partnering, co-operative research and development and drug supply. She regularly speaks and writes on these topics. She sits on an advisory committee of the Bio Industry Association and is a fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine.