Anna Buscall is a corporate transactions and advisory specialist. Ms. Buscall has advised on a wide range of transactions, including public and private M&A (both domestic and cross border), joint ventures in various industries and equity issues, as well as demergers, restructurings and corporate advisory work. She has a particularly strong track record in advising on transactions in the life sciences sector.

Prior to joining the firm in 2012, Ms. Buscall practiced with a Magic Circle firm in London.

Experience

  • SpePharm AG, an affiliate of independent European specialty pharmaceutical company Norgine B.V., on its sale of SAVENE® - a drug used for the treatment of extravasation in anthracycline chemotherapy in adults - to LSE and AIM-listed global pharmaceutical company Clinigen Group plc.
  • Recordati, a pharmaceutical company based in Milan, Italy, in its acquisition of 90% of Opalia Pharma S.A., a Tunisian pharmaceutical company with headquarters in Ariana, a suburb of Tunis for TND 80 million (approx. € 37 million).
  • Recordati in its €93m acquisition of Madrid-based pharmaceutical company Laboratorios Casen Fleet S.L.U. 
  • Pfizer on its innovative agreement (joint venture and business combination) with GSK to combine their HIV portfolios, creating a new world-leading company focused solely on research, development and commercialisation of HIV medicines. The combined portfolio had sales of more than GBP 1.6bn.
  • GE Healthcare on its agreement to acquire PAA Laboratories GmbH, headquartered in Linz Austria, and with operations in Germany, the US, the UK, France, Australia and Canada.

  • Takeda Pharmaceutical Company on its acquisition of Paradigm Therapeutics Ltd from VC investors and management.
  • Celltech Group plc (UK listed biotech), having advised on its original IPO in 1993, on a number of matters including: on the sale of its vaccines business to PowederJect Pharmaceuticals; on its takeover (recommended general offer) by UCB SA, offer value GBP1.5bn.

Perspectives

Life Sciences Law & Practice UK Chapter (pdf)
Chambers Global Practice Guide 2018
Competition Law in Life Sciences
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer, London
UK Companies and LLPs: Duty to Report on Payment Practices and Performance
Advisory
Are you ready with your Persons with Significant Control Register? – Implementation Update 2016
Arnold & Porter Advisory
EU Life Sciences Legal Update: Key Issues for Doing Business in Europe
Arnold & Porter LLP
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Recognition

The Legal 500 UK
Corporate and Commercial: M&A Mid-Market (2012, 2015-2018)
Venture Capital (2012, 2014)
Who's Who Legal UK
Life Sciences: Transactional (2016)
PLC Which lawyer?
Life Sciences: Corporate (2012)
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Credentials

Education
  • LLM, Queens' College Cambridge
  • LLB (Hons), University College London
Admissions
  • England and Wales
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