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Jane Summerfield

Counsel
London

Jane Summerfield

Jane focuses on regulatory compliance and commercial agreements in the life sciences and food sectors. Jane advises on legal and regulatory requirements that apply during the product lifecycle, including clinical trial requirements, early access schemes, marketing authorisations, manufacturing and distribution licences, CE marking, product labelling, product composition, advertising and marketing activities, and pricing and reimbursement. Jane also advises on a wide range of commercial contractual arrangements, including consultancy, sponsorship, co-promotion, collaboration, manufacturing, distribution, services, quality and pharmacovigilance agreements, as well as helping clients to resolve issues with UK enforcement authorities and regulatory bodies, such as the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), Prescription Medicines Code of Practice Authority (PMCPA), Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), Food Standards Agency (FSA) and Trading Standards.

Jane combines commercial acumen with deep regulatory knowledge. She understands the business pressures faced by clients, having provided in-house regulatory compliance and commercial support to a major pharmaceutical client and a multinational food company. Jane provides "clear responses with business impact" Chambers UK.

Representative experience

Advising various multinational pharmaceutical companies on the regulatory requirements relating to marketing authorisations and manufacturing, import and wholesale dealer licences.

Advising a UK pharmaceutical manufacturer on the regulation of the authorisation, pricing and reimbursement, and sale and advertising of medicinal products in the UK.

Advising a leading soft drinks manufacturer on labelling and compositional legislation, advertising copy and defending challenges to products and advertising materials by regulatory authorities.

Advising a UK pharmaceutical company on a co-promotion agreement involving the joint promotion of a new treatment with another major pharmaceutical manufacturer.

Advising a U.S. pharmaceutical manufacture on EU and UK Standard Operating Procedures covering approval of marketing materials and activities, hospitality, promotional gifts, samples and medical advisory boards.

Advising an internet-based consumer goods retailer on competitor challenges to price claims and a Trading Standards challenge to its on-line ordering process for selling age restricted products.

Education and admissions

Education

  • B.A., University of Oxford, New College
  • LPC, BPP Law School, London

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • England and Wales

2012

Chambers UK, Product Liability: Food

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