Partner announcement

Smart & Biggar welcomes Alice Tseng as Partner in Life Sciences practice in Toronto

May 31, 2018

Smart & Biggar are proud to announce that Alice Tseng has joined the firm as a partner and member of our Life Sciences practice group.

Recognized as one of Canada’s leading lawyers for life sciences, regulatory, advertising and marketing law, Alice advises clients in the pharmaceutical, cannabis, food, medical device and cosmetic industries. She has been practising for over two decades, and is qualified as a pharmacist, lawyer and patent agent.

Alice’s expertise in the pharmaceutical industry includes biologics, controlled drugs and substances, immunotherapy, orphan drugs, vaccines, OTC drugs and natural health products.

In her life sciences practice, Alice advises clients on a wide range of regulatory and healthcare compliance matters including: reimbursement and pricing, product safety, privacy, as well as federal and provincial regulatory matters.

Alice complements this through her advertising and marketing practice, advising clients in highly regulated industries on a variety of matters including social media initiatives, trade disputes, and marketing programs for patients and healthcare professionals.

“Alice is one of the leading life sciences and regulatory lawyers in Canada. She brings a deep understanding of the regulatory environment in Canada to the firm and the issues for both traditional industries like pharmaceuticals and emerging players such as those in the cannabis industry. Alice is laser focused and dedicated to helping her clients navigate complex legal issues and develops strategies for them to succeed,” said Steven Garland, Managing Partner.

Alice has been recognized in numerous Canadian and international directories, including more recently:

  • The Canadian Legal LEXPERT® Directory under Biotechnology and Advertising & Marketing Law – 2018 edition
  • Who’s Who Legal: Life Sciences under Regulatory, and Data under Data Privacy and Protection – 2018 edition
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada under Privacy and Data Security Law and Advertising and Marketing Law – 2018 edition
  • Acritas Stars, nominated as a stand-out lawyer by senior in-house counsel (2018)

Before joining Smart & Biggar, Alice Tseng was a partner at the Toronto office of a major Canadian firm.

Smart & Biggar

Smart & Biggar is widely recognized as Canada’s leading intellectual property firm, with offices in Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary. We are leaders in intellectual property and have been serving clients for over a century. Smart & Biggar operates as part of the IPH Limited group, under its own brand and independent from other IPH member firms.

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Alice Tseng

Smart & Biggar

Law School

University of Toronto

Year Of Call


Area Of Practice

Intellectual Property