Nicola Maguire


Advising clients in the life sciences industry for over 15 years has enabled me to gain a deep understanding of their challenges, and I have great satisfaction using this experience to help my clients achieve their ultimate goals.

Nicola Maguire is a partner in Cooley's life sciences practice and is resident in the London office. She has developed a practice specialising in advising life sciences companies and other clients whose businesses have a significant reliance on intellectual property.

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  • Immunocore $312.1 Million Aggregate Financing 

  • Cooley Advises CEPI on its Partnership with VBI Vaccines Inc., to Develop VBI’s Vaccine Candidates Against Covid-19 Variants 

  • Immunocore – $297 Million IPO 

  • Genesis MedTech Acquires Drug Device Asset From TriReme Medical 

  • UNION Therapeutics Enters Licensing Option Agreement with TFF Pharmaceuticals 

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Nicola truly understands what a client needs and proactively helps find solutions that work in the time we have. – Chambers & Partners, 2021

  • College of Law, Guildford
    LPC, 1987

  • Manchester University
    LLB, 1986

Rankings & Accolades

    The Legal 500 UK: Life Sciences and Healthcare (2022)

    Chambers & Partners UK: Life Sciences – Transactional (2022)

    Global Counsel Life Sciences Industry Report: Corporate 

    IAM's World Leading Patent Professionals

    The Legal 500 UK: Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology

    Who's Who Legal: Life Sciences – Transactional