13 Jun 2014 | 12:03 pm | 1 min. read
International law firm Pinsent Masons has won the ‘Legal Advisors of the Year transactional (Private)’ award for the second year running at the HealthInvestor Awards 2014.
The HealthInvestor Awards is an annual event promoting excellence and recognising achievements and innovation in the independent healthcare sector. In addition to private healthcare in transactions, this year Pinsent Masons was shortlisted in all other legal advisory categories: legal advisors of the year – Transaction al and general advisory lawyers in the private and public categories respectively. Pinsent Masons' healthcare team, which is led by partners Joanne Ellis and Barry Francis, won the award for the second time, recognising its broad and diverse domestic and international work in the private healthcare sector in the UK, Gulf and Asia Pacific region.
Joanne Ellis commented: “We are delighted to be recognised once again as a leading legal advisor in the healthcare space. To take the award home for a second year running is testament to the talent and experience our team offers and is great recognition of just some of the excellent and focused work in the healthcare sector across the firm.”
Pinsent Masons is one of the largest providers of corporate, commercial and financial legal services to the healthcare sector, operating across the board in NHS (primary, secondary and tertiary), private healthcare, dental care, community, residential and domiciliary care. It is able to field one of the largest and most experienced teams in advising on transactions and business within healthcare, including leading corporate and M&A professionals operating within the health market. The team specialises in diverse areas of social care, children's services, dentistry, pharmacies and life sciences, advising clients in relation to healthcare property developments and advising major operators on their banking / finance arrangements.
Barry Francis added: "Pinsent Masons' healthcare team has once again proved it’s at the top of its game in providing advice in the healthcare environment. Being shortlisted in all legal advisory categories at the awards is testament to the breadth of our team and ability to advise on all healthcare related issues across the globe. As the team continues to expand overseas, our integrated approach to healthcare means that we are ideally placed to support organisations in an increasingly international market in building and financing hospitals and care facilities developing new models of integrated care delivery and helping in their commissioning and execution."
Pinsent Masons' healthcare team is one of the largest providers of legal services to the health sector, with ten partners and 50 lawyers in total based throughout the UK, Gulf and Asia Pacific, and has built an excellent reputation as the blue-chip law firm of choice for healthcare advice.
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