Julien Sweeting

Senior Corporate Consultant


Julien is a dual qualified (Anglo-Irish) solicitor with over twenty years’ experience as a corporate and commercial lawyer, focusing on UK and cross border corporate transactions, mergers and acquisitions, shareholder agreements and general corporate advisory work. Julien also has extensive commercial law expertise involving supply chain and distribution, licensing, joint development and other IP collaborations. Julien has worked across a broad range of sectors with particular focus on the life sciences, packaging solutions and automation sectors. He has worked both in-house and in private practice, working alongside entrepreneurs, management teams, private equity and industry professionals.

More recently, Julien has been actively involved in a number of large M&A transactions in the life sciences sector, advising on the acquisition of pharma companies and brands involving more than 50 jurisdictions in some cases.

Prior to joining Ignition Law, Julien spent over a decade in private practice in the City of London as a corporate lawyer (including a two-year secondment to Saudi Arabia) and also spent eight years in-house with a major German headquartered global pharmaceutical company with operations in 30 markets where he was based in the headquarters acting in a leadership position.

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Outside of Ignition Law, Julien acts as an independent director for a number of European fund vehicles, amongst other activities. Julien spends his time between the UK and Germany, where his family is based. 

Julien is fluent in French and working on improving his German.

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