Ranulf Barman is an associate in the London office of Latham & Watkins.

Mr. Barman has unique experience in the life science sector, previously holding a number of positions in the UK government, including at the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and the Food Standards Agency (FSA), respectively. Mr. Barman has represented the UK government at EU level on a broad range of compliance and regulatory issues concerning food and medical devices.

Mr. Barman focuses on matters in the life science sector, advising public and private multinational pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical technology, diagnostics, food, and cosmetic companies and their investors on complex licenses, collaborations, acquisitions, divestments, commercial contracts, intellectual property matters, and regulatory and privacy matters.

Mr. Barman maintains an active pro bono practice, regularly advising international charities in relation to their regulatory and commercial needs.

Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Barman was a solicitor at an International law firm, where he also trained, as well as completing an in-house secondment at a US energy company.

Mr. Barman’s experience covers:

  • UK and EU life sciences regulation
  • Product licensing and acquisitions
  • Technology transactions
  • Intellectual property
  • Commercial contracts and collaborations
  • Data protection

Bar Qualification

  • England and Wales (Solicitor)


  • Legal Practice Course, BPP Law School
  • Graduate Diploma in Law, BPP Law School
  • Master of Science in Food Science, University of Leeds
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology, Imperial College London