Lucy Sharples

Lucy Sharples

Lucy Sharples
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Lucy Sharples is an associate in Goodwin’s Technology and Life Sciences groups. She has experience in advising on a range of commercial and regulatory matters for life sciences companies, including licensing and collaboration agreements, manufacturing and services agreements, and clinical trial agreements. Lucy also advises on the intellectual property, commercial and regulatory aspects of venture capital investments, M&A transactions and IPOs, and provides regulatory advice on medicinal product and medical device issues.

Lucy has a background in medicine and healthcare, having studied medical sciences at the University of Cambridge.


Lucy’s recent experience includes:

  • Advised SynAffix and its selling shareholders on its sale to Lonza. Under the terms of the sale and purchase agreement, Lonza have paid Synaffix’s shareholders an upfront payment of €100 million, with the potential for shareholders to receive an additional payment of up to €60 million contingent on financial performance
  • Advised Forbion Capital and Sofinnova Investments on its jointly led a $148 million series C investment round in Gyroscope Therapeutics Limited
  • Advised Forbion Capital on the first tranche of its £20 million investment in Oxular Limited as part of Oxular’s £27 million Series A1 funding round
  • Advised Vaccitech plc (Nasdaq: VACC) on its initial public offering of 6,500,000 American Depositary Shares representing 6,500,000 ordinary shares at an initial public offering price of $17 per ADS
  • Advised COMPASS Pathways plc on its public follow-on offering of 4,000,000 American Depositary Shares representing 4,000,000 ordinary shares at a public offering price of $36 per share, for gross proceeds of approximately $144 million
  • Advised MiNA Therapeutics Limited on its Research and Collaboration Agreement with Eli Lilly and Company

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin, Lucy was an associate at Taylor Wessing LLP.



Postgraduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice2020

University of Oxford

MALegal Practice Course with Business2017

BPP University Law School

Graduate Diploma in Law2016

BPP University Law School

BAMedical Sciences2015

University of Cambridge




  • Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales