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Robyn Ellis
Robyn Alexandra Ellis
London +44 20 7067 2183 rellis@cov.com Download V-card

Robyn Ellis advises clients on a broad range of commercial, transactional and data related matters particular to technology start-ups and companies involved in life sciences.

Ms. Ellis has also gained valuable in-house experience while on secondment at a global pharmaceutical company, as well as being seconded part-time at people.io, a start-up under the Founders Factory’s accelerator program in the UK. She has also worked closely with the in-house team at a multinational life sciences company assisting them with a broad range of data and privacy related matters including the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation.

  • Advising a global pharmaceutical company on the EU’s GDPR in relation to their vendor contracts and data related matters.
  • Advising a global pharmaceutical company in negotiating and drafting commercial IT contracts.
  • Advising People.io, an app and website that enables users to license data to brands, in relation to various online commercial and data agreements.
  • Assisting a major electronics producer in connection with a re-organization, in particular advice related to distributor/wholesaler contracts.
  • Advising Ergomed plc, an international clinical research business, on its flotation on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange, an associated fundraising and its simultaneous acquisition of PrimeVigilance Limited, a leading provider of pharmacovigilance and medical information services.
  • Advising Consort Medical plc, listed on the London Main Market, in relation to its £98.9 million rights issue in connection with its £230 million acquisition of Aesica Holdco Limited.
  • Advising Rightster Group plc, an AIM-listed cloud-based global video distribution and monetization network, on the acquisition of Viral Management Limited, the proposed acquisition of Base79 Limited and the placing of new shares by Cenkos to raise £42 million for the company.  
  • Advising Merck & Co., Inc. on the global post-merger integration of Schering-Plough Corporation.
  • Advising a leader in global sports-entertainment on commercial and online matters.
  • Assisting Bacardi Limited in relation to the negotiation and implementation of a global working capital syndicated multicurrency loan facility, to be available from 2013 onwards.

Pro Bono

  • Providing advice to Privacy International, a charity that defends and promotes the right to privacy across the world.
  • Providing advice to SolarAid, a charity focused on the development of renewable energy technologies in Africa and South America.

Previous Experience

  • Secondment to the in-house legal department of a global pharmaceutical company.