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Sarah Cowlishaw
Sarah Cowlishaw
London +44 20 7067 2043 scowlishaw@cov.com Download V-card

Sarah Cowlishaw is an associate in the London Life Sciences group who joined the firm as a trainee solicitor in 2009.

Ms. Cowlishaw’s practice focuses on life sciences regulatory and commercial law for pharmaceutical, medical device, food, and consumer products. Her advice on general regulatory matters includes borderline determinations, food classifications, adverse event and other reporting obligations, manufacturing controls, and labeling and promotion. On the commercial side, she advises on the full range of agreements that span the product life-cycle in the life sciences sector.

  • Advising pharmaceutical and medical device companies on the regulatory status of borderline products.
  • Advising pharmaceutical and medical device companies on compliance with applicable marketing laws and codes of practice.
  • Regulatory and commercial due diligence for pharmaceutical, medical device and food companies.
  • Negotiation and review of life sciences commercial arrangements, including clinical trial agreements, wholesaler arrangements and pharmaceutical manufacturing and supply contracts.
  • Advising food/cosmetic clients on product claims and ingredient reviews.
  • Co-ordinating international projects on advertising/promotion and clinical research.

Pro Bono

  • Advising the Restoration of Appearance and Function Trust (RAFT) on the classification of a wound healing product containing human blood derivatives.
  • Assisting in a pro-bono project aimed at improving regulatory systems for clinical trials of drugs and vaccines for neglected diseases in developing countries.

Previous Experience

  • Secondment to the in-house legal department of a multinational pharmaceutical company.
  • Secondment to the in-house legal department of an international pharmaceutical company, based in Germany.