I advise clients in the life sciences sector ranging from start-ups to large multinational corporations. Prior to joining Pillsbury, I practised inhouse as lead Senior Counsel (Global IP/Patent litigation) and later as Regional General Counsel (Legal & Compliance) within two Fortune Global 500 pharmaceutical companies during which time I was also a member of the business area management team.
I focus on assisting my clients navigate the complex arena of intellectual property rights (IP counselling, protection and exploitation across the broad range of IP rights), regulatory (including clinical trials), data privacy/protection, corporate/commercial transactions, competition/anti-trust and compliance issues.
I have extensive dispute resolution experience and actively advise life sciences clients in relation to devising their IP/general litigation strategies across Europe and Asia (including managing oppositions before national and regional Intellectual Property Offices), ensuring compliance with competiting regulatory and competition law requirements. I have successfully represented clients in landmark cases before the Court of Justice of the Europe Union (CJEU) and the House of Lords (now Supreme Court) of England. I also advise clients in relation to drug/product pricing/reimbursement policies and compliance strategies across Europe and Asia, including related investigations/prosecutions by government agencies such as the MHRA, the Serious Fraud Office, the Competition and Markets Authority in the UK and related European Commission agencies.