Colin is a partner in the Corporate and M&A Group. He is head of the firm’s Life Sciences Group.

Colin provides corporate, commercial, regulatory and intellectual property advice across a range of industries but in particular the life sciences industry. Colin also advises clients in other intellectual property-based industries, including in the food, beverage, agri-business, media, telecoms, sports, entertainment and technology sectors. Colin advises on mergers, acquisitions and investments, cross-border tax and intellectual property re-organisations, post-acquisition integrations and corporate treasury activities. Colin advises on the drafting and negotiation of commercial contracts and arrangements across a range of sectors, with a particular focus on IP based industries. Colin also advises on the regulation of the life sciences and media industries in Ireland.

Relevant Experience

  • Advising a Danish co-operative on the acquisition of a controlling interest in a Danish health and nutrition ingredients business.
  • Advising a US pharmaceutical company on the disposal of a manufacturing plant to a Korean CMO
  • Advising Spanish multinational on the acquisition of a Communications infrastructure business in Ireland
  • Advising a Canadian business process outsourcing provider on an investment in an Irish business
  • Advising the shareholders of an Irish medical device business on a sale to a US multinational
  • Advising a US biotech company on the acquisition of an Irish biotech business
  • Advising a range of business on supply, sourcing, outsourcing and contract manufacturing arrangements
  • Advising pharmaceutical, medtech and biotech businesses on product clinical trials, reimbursement, promotional and transactional regulatory issues
  • Advising an Irish telecoms provider on the establishment of a broadcasting platform and the acquisition of a sports broadcaster
  • Advising a global media company on the acquisition of an Irish television station
  • Advising on the disposal of a number of radio broadcasters to a global media company