Literally everything involves chemicals – and our experience in the chemicals sector spans across chemicals, pharmaceuticals, veterinary products, display and battery technologies and industrial processes, to name but a few of the areas in which we have supported leading advanced technology clients.

Our team has advised and represented clients on a diverse array of chemical-related matters, covering petrochemicals, nutritional lipids, polymers, adhesives, industrial catalysts, processes of organic synthesis, agrochemicals, speciality chemicals, plastics and polymer processing. Our work in this area extends from strategic advice and FTO projects to multijurisdictional patent litigation, as well as disputes arising from contractual/licensing issues.

We are perfectly equipped to tackle the complexities of the technical aspects of the issues faced by clients in the chemicals sector, due to the scientific expertise of our team, which includes lawyers with degrees and postgraduate qualifications in chemistry, chemical engineering and biochemistry.

“The group is brimming over with scientific knowledge and is strong on strategic thinking”
Chambers and Partners

Example Cases

  • Seoul Semiconductors / LG v General Electric (phosphor compounds for use in LEDs)
  • DSM v Algal Omega 3 / Mara Renewables (algal omega-3 oil production)
  • Oro Agri v Vivagro (organic pesticides)
  • Seitz v KHS and Norgren (industrial plastics processing)
  • Corma v Hegler (industrial plastics processing)
  • CompactGTL v Velocys (gas to liquid conversion)