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Marie Manley
Partner and Head of the Life Sciences Practice at Sidley


Marie Manley leads Sidley’s Life Sciences team in London and is a distinguished thought leader and adviser on EU and UK regulatory law, with a career spanning more than 20 years.

Her clients range from development-stage to global life sciences companies, including pharmaceutical, medical device, borderline products and cosmetics. She advises on a broad spectrum of matters, both contentious and non-contentious, including bet-the-company regulatory matters, investigations and court challenges, with particular experience advising on issues arising during the life cycle of medicinal products, including IP regulatory rights, market access, advertising, product liability and competition.

Marie has represented a number of the world’s leading pharmaceutical and life sciences companies in landmark cases before the EU and English Courts, as well as before the regulatory authorities, including the European Commission, the European and UK medicines authorities (EMA and MHRA), the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence and the Department of Health. She has extensive experience in coordinating multi-jurisdictional litigation throughout the EU/EEA and overseas.

Marie is also a lecturer at ESADE Madrid, where she lectured on EU Pharmaceutical Law and the co-author of “Navigating European Pharmaceutical Law,” Oxford University Press, 2015

Marie is ranked as a Band 1 solicitor by Chambers UK 2019 and Chambers Europe 2019 for Life Sciences: Regulatory, and is described as ‘a standout lawyer in the regulatory space who is internationally renowned in the area’ by Who’s Who Legal 2018. Most recently, she has been listed in Best Lawyers 2020 for Life Sciences Law. Marie was featured in the LMG “UK Life Science Stars” (2015), Super Lawyers “London Top 100” and “London Top 50 Women” (2015/2013), and The Lawyer “Hot 100” list (2012).

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Agenda Sessions

  • Practical Workshop: Maximisation of IP Regulatory Rights

  • Advanced SPCs


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