Samantha Deacon is an associate in Goodwin’s Technology and Life Sciences group. Her practice focuses on commercialisation of intellectual property rights, particularly in the life sciences and technology sectors. Dr. Deacon advises on transactions, including licences, collaborations and distribution agreements, as well as manufacturing, outsourcing and R&D projects. She also advises on the intellectual property aspects of venture capital fundraisings, M&A transactions and IPOs.

Dr. Deacon has a background in materials science, engineering and the physical sciences, having studied and carried out research at MIT and the University of Cambridge.

Prior to joining Goodwin, Dr. Deacon was a senior associate at Taylor Wessing LLP.

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Dr. Deacon previously worked as legal counsel at LifeArc, a medical research charity. There she had responsibility for commercial agreements for LifeArc’s drug discovery and diagnostics research operations, as well as those of LifeArc’s technology transfer clients. She also had responsibility for governance and general legal matters in the business.






Legal Practice Course, 2012
BPP University
Graduate Diploma in Law, 2011
BPP University
Ph.D., Materials Science, 2011
University of Cambridge
M.Phil., Micro- and Nanotechnology Enterprise, 2007
University of Cambridge
S.B., Materials Science and Engineering, 2006
Massachusetts Institute of Technology



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