Aymen Khoury, Partner

Aymen Khoury, Partner, Fieldfisher

I have acted for various clients from the cannabis/hemp industry based both in the UK and internationally.

We have a leading life sciences team of 60 lawyers across our offices internationally with a depth of experience in corporate transactions, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property related deals and commercial contracts, patent litigation, and life sciences compliance and regulatory matters.

We specialise in advising on regulatory matters for cannabis products, including medicinal product, medical device, food supplement, foods and cosmetics and on the commercial relationships entered into to get those products to market. We have extensive experience in providing strategic advice to first-in-class market entrants.

We have advised a number of start-ups on the process and fees involved in obtaining a Home Office domestic and import licences, on GMP requirements and MHRA marketing licences / authorisations needed to supply medicinal cannabis in the UK.  We have also advised a variety of UK and foreign entities ranging from CBD businesses on sales of their human-targeted products in the UK, France and Germany to pet food businesses on their sale of CBD products to customers in the UK and Germany as well as other CBD businesses on sales of their human-targeted products in Europe.

We advise anything from large pharma and medical device companies to entrepreneurs looking for innovative ways to provide health care treatment (remotely and across borders) and makers of innovative recreational products.

If you are looking to acquire a business, our mergers and acquisitions group advises listed and unlisted companies across Europe, and overseas corporations and multinationals from a wide variety of industry sectors.

If you are looking to set up a business in the cannabis sector we work with many entrepreneurs and start-ups on the establishment and development of their businesses and we seek to build long-term relationships so we can make a contribution to their businesses that goes beyond legal advice.