Ensuring investors and the wider public are well informed and confident about bioscience is crucial to the success of individual companies and the sector as a whole.

To support the sector to maintain high standards in communications about R&D progress, the BIA has produced a best practice guide for bioscience companies with a supporting library of resources.

These have been produced through consultation with the BIA membership and the investment community. New content will be added to the resources library on an ongoing basis to ensure the guide remains useful and up-to-date as the UK biotech sector grows and evolves.

The following are advisory firms from the BIA membership that provide services to support bioscience companies in achieving high-quality communications and/or complying with legal requirements. If you are a BIA member and would like to be on this list please contact us. 

Consilium Strategic Communications

Consilium's principals have built their reputation in high level financial communications consultancy over the last 20 years. They have assembled a team of senior practitioners and consultants from established international public and investor relations agencies, as well as respected operators from investment banking, financial journalism, marketing and television.

As an independent financial communications consultancy, comprising only highly experienced advisers, Consilium is in a unique position to grow at the pace and demands of its client base. We are well-funded and financed; we don't need to chase fees for the sake of our investors and although we feature strongly in the league tables, that isn't how we judge ourselves. Instead, we measure success by the length and depth of our client relationships and successes, and by the growing number of our talented and experienced people. We can consider carefully the clients we take on and the commitments we make to them…for the long-term.

At Consilium the team you hire will be the one that works on your account, round-the-clock. Our people are committed to the business: your business."

Instinctif Partners

Instinctif Partners is an international business communications consultancy. The Life Sciences practice focuses on enhancing the value proposition for companies seeking investment, partnerships or customers.

We work with clients to communicate the value of their science and innovation to key stakeholders through the most relevant channels. We offer specialist expertise across corporate, financial, healthcare and marketing communications, covering all communications disciplines including strategic counsel, PR, IR, media relations, public affairs, crisis communications, internal communications, marketing, advertising, copywriting, design, research and event management. Our practice serves clients around the world from our bases in London, Manchester, Munich, Boston, Melbourne and Sydney."

Simmons & Simmons Service Company Ltd

Simmons & Simmons is recognised worldwide as a pre-eminent law firm for Life Sciences.

Allen & Overy LLP

Allen & Overy is an international legal practice with approximately 5,200 people working in 44 offices worldwide.

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP

Arnold & Porter is a leading international law firm headquartered in Washington DC with a number of other offices nation-wide in the US including in New York and with a rapidly growing presence in London.

Baker & McKenzie LLP

"Baker & McKenzie defined the global law firm in the 20th century, and we are redefining it to meet the challenges of the global economy in the 21st .

We bring to matters the instinctively global perspective and deep market knowledge and insights of more than 3,750 locally admitted lawyers in 69 offices worldwide. We have a distinctive global way of thinking, working and behaving – 'fluency' – across borders, issues and practices.

We understand the challenges of the global economy because we have been at the forefront of its evolution. Since 1949, we have advised leading corporations on the issues of today’s integrated world market. We have cultivated the culture, commercial pragmatism and technical and interpersonal skills required to deliver world-class service tailored to the preferences of world-class clients worldwide.

Ours is a passionately collaborative community of 60 nationalities. We have the deep roots and knowledge of the language and culture of business required to address the nuances of local markets worldwide. And our culture of friendship and broad scope of practice enable us to navigate complexity across issues, practices and borders with ease.

Our commitment to excellence and fluency are reasons why we have more lawyers listed in more countries in Chambers Global Directory of the World’s Leading Lawyers than any other global firm."

Bird & Bird

Recognised as the 'World's Leading Law Firm for Life Sciences' by Who's Who Legal for four consecutive years, Bird & Bird's International Life Sciences group have unexcelled experience.

Citigate Dewe Rogerson

"The Citigate Pharma & Biotech team works with life science companies at all stages of development, from start up to multinationals, developing and implementing communications programmes to reach a wide range of audiences and deliver against corporate objectives. The team’s transaction experience includes many of the most significant European IPOs, other public and private fundraisings and M&A in recent years. Our current client portfolio comprises biotech and pharma companies across Europe and the US.

The Citigate Pharma & Biotech team has core skills in financial, corporate and scientific PR and works across communications channels and across national borders. The team has 70 years’ combined experience in the sector, and backgrounds in finance, journalism, business and science.


CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP

Cooley (UK) LLP

With more than 35 years representing life sciences clients, Cooley has been at the forefront working alongside leading life sciences companies across the globe. Our clients include both high-growth and mature companies as well as entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and financial institutions. We represent more than 1,200 life sciences companies and medical technologies companies worldwide.

Cooley is widely known as the premier life sciences firm. We are the #1 ranking firm in the representation of U.S. issuer-side life science IPOs since 2000 per IPO Vital Signs. Cooley has been involved with hundreds of transactions across various technologies and stages of product development and are widely recognized as best-in-class in handling corporate partnering and licensing transactions. We have handled more than 750 M&A transactions since 2009 and understand unique structuring issues for life sciences companies, including milestone structures, contingent value rights and option structures.


Consistently recognised as one of the leading life sciences firms worldwide, Covington is dedicated to serving the specialised needs of our life sciences clients in the UK, Europe, the United States, Asia and other major and emerging markets.

Dechert LLP

Dechert is a leading international law firm with 21 offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. Founded in 1875, the firm has grown to over 800 lawyers allowing us the resources to deliver seamless, high-quality legal services to clients wherever they do business.

Our clients' success determines our own. We ensure this by collaborating closely with them and working diligently and efficiently to help clients achieve their goals. Guided by a team-oriented philosophy, we encourage ongoing communication with clients to ensure that we understand their objectives and can easily accommodate their changing needs. With in-depth industry knowledge and legal experience, we're able to identify the most complicated issues and focus on what matters most to our clients.

At Dechert, we're committed to high-quality work and exceptional client service. We promote both by recruiting and retaining the best lawyers and professionals in the world and by making training and professional development an integral part of the way we do business."


Ernst & Young is one of the world's leading business and financial advisers, helping clients to operate efficiently, profitably and successfully. Our UK firm is a multi-discipline professional services organisation providing a wide range of assurance and consulting services to the business and public sectors. We are committed to providing value to our clients and achieving our vision of being recognised as the professional services firm that contributes most to its clients' success.


Field Fisher Waterhouse is a European law firm providing commercial solutions across a range of industry sectors. We have a particular focus on companies that are highly regulated and those with intellectual property and technology driven business models.

FTI Consulting

FTI is designed to address the interrelated challenges that can affect an organization’s enterprise value

Gowling WLG (UK) LLP

Gowling WLG is a international law firm created by Gowlings and Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co. With more than 1,400 legal professionals across 18 cities worldwide we’re positioned to help you rise to the challenges you face.

Doing business in the life sciences industry can be challenging. That’s why you need lawyers who not only know the sector, but can interpret the complex scientific information, understand your objectives, and help you to realise the short- and long-term commercial opportunities driving your business and your industry.

It’s this depth of life sciences experience that distinguishes Gowling WLG from the rest. We’re a team that’s truly international, with nearly 200 life sciences professionals based in offices around the world. They make things happen, deliver value and guide you through every stage of your products’ and company’s lifecycle.

From biotech start-ups and research organisations to large pharmaceutical companies, we act for a wide range of entities in the sector and advise on the full range of legal issues. Many members of our team hold advanced scientific academic degrees and have worked in the life sciences industry, which enables us to understand the opportunities, technicalities and challenges involved and use them to your advantage."

LifeSci Advisors

LifeSci Advisors is a unique investor relations consultancy founded to provide companies in the life sciences a comprehensive solution to investor communications and outreach. With local presence in New York, Boston, Chicago, Geneva, Israel, and London, the firm provides the highest quality service for its clients through its deep sector specialization. Our roster of PhDs enables us to better understand our clients' R&D, regulatory, and commercial strategy, and our team of financial services, investor relations, and public relations specialists help our clients effectively communicate their strategies to the marketplace. This combination of life sciences, financial services, and investor relations expertise allows us to provide a valuable and unique service offering to our clients.

Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright is a full service, global law firm with over 3800 lawyers based in more than 50 cities internationally.

Osborne Clarke

We are proud of our heritage, but we're firmly focused on becoming the law firm of the future for our clients, and our people.

Pennington Manches

Pinsent Masons LLP

Pinsent Masons is a full-services law firm with offices across the UK, Europe and Asia offering the very highest level of market intelligence and experience.


PricewaterhouseCoopers, Life Sciences Group provides guidance and advice on accounting, tax, audit and other finance-related issues to companies of all sizes - established global companies and fast growth businesses from start-up to IPO and beyond. As part of the world's leading professional services organisation, drawing on the skills of more than 146,000 people in 150 countries, we help life sciences companies address the unique challenges and opportunities facing the industry today.

Slaughter and May

Slaughter and May is a major international law firm that advises in the following practice areas: general corporate and commercial, intellectual property, European Union (EU) and competition, litigation, pensions and employment, tax, environmental law, property and information technology.

Taylor Wessing

Taylor Wessing is a powerful source of legal support for commercial organisations doing business in and with Europe. With 165 partners and around 1000 staff based principally in the UK and Germany, Taylor Wessing provides the full range of legal services to major corporations and growing enterprises. Highly regarded for its record in corporate and IP transactions, Taylor Wessing has also earned a strong market presence in corporate finance, private equity, real estate finance and inward investment.

Val Jones PR

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

WilmerHale offers unparalleled legal representation across a comprehensive range of practice areas that are critical to the success of our clients.