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3 May, 2017

Boult Wade Tennant is pleased to announce the continued growth of the firm with the promotion of Jennifer O’Farrell to Partner with effect from 1 May 2017.

Jennifer joined the firm in 2012 as a Chartered Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney. She has over 10 years of experience in the biotech and life science field and has particular expertise relating to antibodies, diagnostic methods and PEGylation technologies. She has extensive experience prosecuting patent applications before the EPO as well as attacking and defending patents during opposition proceedings at the EPO and obtaining SPC protection throughout Europe. She is a member of CIPA and the BIA Cell & Gene Therapy Advisory Committee.

Dr Nina White, Head of Biotechnology and Life Sciences group, commented: “Jennifer’s promotion is not only an important career milestone where we recognise her high performance but also demonstrates the firm’s commitment to enable talent to flourish and management’s desire to invest in Boult Wade Tennant’s future success.“

Nick McLeish, Senior Partner stated: “Jennifer’s promotion has occurred during a significant growth period at Boult Wade Tennant and brings the firm’s partnership to 33. I look forward to working alongside Jennifer as the firm continues to work towards delivering our ambitious strategy with the help of all practice groups and departments.”