Sharon Lamb focuses her practice on transactional and regulatory advice in the health and life sciences sector.
Sharon advises on global transactional mandates, including mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures in health services, pharma and life sciences, digital health and health data technologies.
Sharon also provides strategic, regulatory and commercial support to UK and international clients on UK health and life sciences with a focus on health services, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, digital health and health data. Sharon is widely recognized for her expertise on NHS and public law regulatory and contracting matters, including payment and reimbursement and market access. She works closely with international technology and life sciences companies on regulatory issues relating to pharmaceuticals, medical devices, digital health and health data protection. She has particular experience advising strategic and private equity investors in transactions and investments in health and life sciences.
Sharon is also well-versed in health care services governance and regulatory matters, NHS public private partnerships, procurements, joint ventures and shared working arrangements, mergers, acquisitions, health data and competition issues.
Sharon has practiced health law in the UK since 2002 and is recognized in Chambers and Legal 500. Sharon has written and lectures widely on health and life sciences issues and has a wealth of experience with NHS law and policy, having worked on a 4-year part time secondment with the NHS and national health bodies in London. In 2019, Sharon gave oral evidence to the UK government’s health and social care select committee on reforms to NHS legislation. Sharon is also an associate fellow of the Nuffield Trust.
Sharon is head of the UK health practice.
- The Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom, Healthcare Law, 2023
- Chambers UK 2020 – 2023, Healthcare: Regulatory
- The Legal 500 UK, Recommended Lawyer in Life Sciences and Healthcare, 2022 – 2023
- The Legal 500 UK, 2017 – 2021, Public Sector: Healthcare
- Who’s Who Legal: Healthcare 2021
- Senior Associate Fellow, Nuffield Trust
University of Cape Town, LLB, 1995
University of Cape Town, BComm, 1992
England and Wales