Dentons acquires leading life sciences law firm

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Leading life sciences law firm DibbsBarker has been acquired by global law firm Dentons.

The acquisition will take effect on 1 May 2018 and include 17 DibbsBarker partners and other DibbsBarker staff.

DibbsBarker is prominent in the life sciences sector and a very active member of AusBiotech.

"Dentons is an excellent firm with a strong local presence with client, practice and cultural synergies with DibbsBarker," said managing partner Stephen Purcell.

"The strategic focus that we have had for years...will continue when our partners and team members join Dentons, where they will be able to leverage the scale available with a global resource pool to deliver increasingly innovative, cost effective and market leading solutions."

Dentons has a global network of more than 8,800 lawyers serving 70 countries on six continents. It has Australian offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, and, as a result of the DibbsBarker acquisition will have lawyers in Brisbane from 1 May.