Pinsent Masons' Healthcare team wins top advisory award for 'Legal Advisors of the Year'

14 Jun 2013 | 05:26 pm | 1 min. read

International law firm Pinsent Masons, was named as 'Legal Advisors of the Year' by The HealthInvestor Awards 2013 at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London.

The HealthInvestor Awards promote excellence and recognises innovation in the healthcare sector. Pinsent Masons' healthcare team won the award for its broad and diverse domestic and international work in the private healthcare sector in the UK, Gulf and Asia Pacific region.  

Joanne Ellis, Partner at Pinsent Masons' healthcare team, said: "We are very delighted to have been recognised as a leading legal advisor in the private healthcare space. Our work within the social care space is widely acknowledged however we are also at the forefront of working with all sub-sectors of the life sciences industry and have advised the top global pharmaceutical companies on patent strategies. This is a real feather in our cap and reflects the strength and experience of the 50-strong team who have had a cracking year." 

Pinsent Masons' healthcare 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. 

Pinsent Masons has a market-leading social healthcare practice acting for some of the largest care homes groups in the UK including Four Seasons, CareTech, Avery Healthcare, European Care and Porthaven Care Homes.  The team also acts for developers, investors such as MedicX and HCP and their value added sector knowledge makes them the "go to" team for operators, private equity houses and banks on the acquisition, disposal, development and financing of care homes.   

Barry Francis, Partner at Pinsent Masons, said: "Pinsent Masons' healthcare team also works with major healthcare providers and health support organisations. We are working on private patient joint-ventures, new hospital developments, renegotiation of PFI contracts, pathology and laboratory services contracts and new delivery models in the UK, Gulf and China. The increasingly integrated approach to healthcare and the partnering means that we are ideally placed to support healthcare actors across a range of their activities."

Pinsent Masons' healthcare team has ten partners and 50 lawyers in total based throughout the UK, Gulf and Asia Pacific and has built a reputation as the blue-chip law firm of choice for healthcare advice.  

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