Life Sciences Dealmaking Symposium 2023 - McDermott Will & Emery

Life Sciences Dealmaking Symposium 2023


Please join McDermott for our highly anticipated Life Sciences Dealmaking Symposium! Now in its 12th year, the Symposium offers a unique platform for education, insight sharing, purposeful networking and strategic collaboration.

Why Attend?
Discover actionable, in-depth programming curated by industry professionals, brought to you by the leading life sciences law firm. Gain invaluable insights into the most pressing transactional trends and developments shaping the life sciences deal market.

Connect with the best in the field.
Rub shoulders with senior-level decision-makers you want to meet, including C-suite executives, general counsel, deal lawyers, senior business development executives, investors, founders, and other strategy leaders.

Hear from innovation-driven speakers.
Hear from industry veterans including keynote speaker, Paul Hastings, the Immediate Past Chair of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) and President and Chief Executive Officer of Nkarta, Inc., a leading cell therapy company combatting cancer with natural killer (NK) immune cells.

This year’s Life Sciences Dealmaking Symposium is not to be missed! We hope you can join us in Boston.


All times are EST

7:30 – 8:25 am
Registration & Networking Breakfast

7:30 – 8:25 am
Women in Life Sciences Breakfast

8:25 – 9:00 am
Welcome Remarks and Keynote Address: Paul Hastings, President and Chief Executive Officer, Nkarta, Inc.

9:00 – 9:50 am
Emerging From the Doldrums: Is the Life Science M&A Market Making a Comeback?

9:50 – 10:40 am
“Dr. Robot Will See You Now”: Are AI and Tech Disruptions Creating Divergent M&A Opportunities?

10:40 – 11:10 am
Networking Break

11:10 AM – 12:00 pm
Getting the Deal Done! How Seasoned In-House Lawyers Address Today’s Challenging Market

12:00 – 1:15 pm
Networking Luncheon

1:15 – 2:00 pm
Breakout Session 1
Option 1: Carving Out is Hard to Do: PE Firms Look to Deliver Value via Carve-Outs
Option 2: Novel Licensing and Collaboration Transaction Structures

2:00 – 2:30 pm
Networking Break

2:30 – 3:15 pm
Breakout Session 2
Option 1: Structuring Cross-Border Deals for Success
Option 2: Sector Spotlight: Pharma Services

3:15 – 4:00 pm
Breakout Session 3
Option 1: IP Workshop: Asset Valuation and the Changing International Landscape
Option 2: Open for Business? The Current State of Life Sciences Capital Markets

4:00 – 5:30 pm
Closing Cocktail Reception


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