Once Again, Smith Anderson Is Ranked Chambers Global Market Leader in Agribusiness

Chambers Global Guide

Smith Anderson remains in the exclusive company of only eight law firms worldwide recognized in the Agribusiness Market Leaders chapter of the Chambers Global 2024 guide, the firm’s fifth consecutive ranking.

In describing Smith Anderson’s practice, Chambers shared this assessment from a client: "The guidance given by the Smith Anderson team is consistently strong, well-positioned and well-articulated." Another client says: "The firm has demonstrated a keen ability to navigate complex technology licenses."

Smith Anderson’s thriving AgTech and FoodTech industry group is co-led by John Therien, Megan Lambert and Jason Brege. John and Jason are recognized by credentialing publication LMG Life Sciences as Life Sciences Stars and acknowledged for their specific legal acumen within the life sciences sector: John for Corporate, Licensing & Collaboration and Venture Capital and Jason for Licensing & Collaboration.

The firm’s AgTech and FoodTech clients are world leading companies that are using technology and other innovative means to transform the way in which food is grown and people are fed. Our clients have included over 100 agribusiness companies located in at least 15 countries around the world and 15 states in the United States.  We have extensive experience advising companies in all phases of technology development and commercialization, including areas such as genome editing, gene discovery, trait development and licensing, crop protection, cloud biology, plant-made pharmaceuticals, microbials, systems biology, animal health, food technologies, biofuels and precision agriculture.

In addition, the firm advises AgTech and FoodTech companies on protecting and enforcing intellectual property rights, including trademark prosecution, maintenance and counselling, advertising counselling and strategic litigation risk management. Attorneys also provide wide-ranging support in corporate-related matters, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital financing and related real estate development and construction projects for AgTech and FoodTech companies.

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Chambers Global is often referred to as “the gold-standard” legal credentialing publication and delivers insight and analysis on the global legal profession that is unrivalled in its reach and depth. The guide ranks top lawyers and law firms in over 200 jurisdictions across the world and has the largest research team of its kind, including more than 200 research analysts. Research is conducted exclusively for rankings and is based on one-on-one client interviews as standard, of which thousands are conducted every month. To find out more, please view Chambers’ methodology page.


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