Taylor Wessing

Taylor Wessing is a full-service international law firm, working with clients in the world’s most dynamic industries. We take a single-minded approach to advising our clients, helping them succeed by thinking innovatively about their business issues. We support clients wherever they want to do business. The firm has a sector focus with experts in technology, media and communications, life sciences and private

Our 28 offices around the world (including Cambridge) blend the best of local business, industry and cultural knowledge with international experience to provide astutely commercial solutions for our clients.  Our work includes:


Venture Capital

Taylor Wessing acts for technology and life sciences companies throughout their life-cycle, from start-up to exit, as well as funds and large corporates investing in technology, both in the UK and internationally.  For early stage companies, we have created TW Tech Focus with advice on the legal issues to be encountered and a suite of freely available funding and IP protection documents. The quality of Taylor Wessing's venture capital practice has been independently recognised in the 2020 Chambers & Partners publication with the firm being solely listed in Band 1 in the venture capital category. 


Technology/ Intellectual Property

We have a group of lawyers advising technology and life sciences companies on all aspects of their commercial arrangements. Many members of the team have worked in-house, been seconded to technology-based or life science companies and/or worked outside the law, for example as computer programmers or research scientists in the laboratory.

We are used to advising clients on their IP strategy, helping them to evaluate whether and to what extent they should seek protection for their IP, including brand protection – we have our own trade mark filing practice. We are also one of the law firms in England most regularly instructed to act on patent disputes. Our patents group works to resolve disputes where possible, but our success rate at trial is unequalled by any other law firm in England.

A market leader in these areas, we deliver constructive, commercial advice through a partner-driven service with total commitment to our clients.

Other practice areas

In addition to the above, we provide a full range of legal services including finance, competition, employment, employee benefits, tax, real estate and dispute resolution, both in the UK and across the world. Taylor Wessing clients include leading financial institutions, major corporations, public sector bodies and wealthy individuals and families.


Additional resources

  • Synapse is Taylor Wessing’s international thought leadership in life sciences. Synapse draws on the firm’s international expertise to provide you with insight and practical guidance likely to affect your organisation.
  • Taylor Wessing's Global Data Hub draws on Taylor Wessing's international expertise to  provide you with insight and guidance on data protection issues

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