Experienced IP lawyer focused on helping organizations maximize their IP assets to transform and drive opportunities and performance. Significant commercial background and exposure to complex international litigation, commercial negotiations, competition law, settlements and agreements. IP Policy and digital transformation experienced.
Qualified as both an English solicitor and German Rechtsanwalt with a deep understanding of both common law and civil law jurisdictions and wide experience in Europe, the US and APAC.
Versed in change management and shaping high performing teams to fit within the culture of an organization. Experienced in driving initiatives and managing managers of large, worldwide teams. Known for a positive, business focused “can-do” attitude and practical, problem solving mind-set. Often called on to fill ad interim leadership role across functions and out of scope.
Technical background with a PhD in Chemistry, management training (MBA Oxford) and 10+years private practice and 7 years in house experience.
Global Fellow Series participant, IP Programme of the US Federal Circuit Bar Association and the German Max Planck Institute and trained in WIPO arbitration. GDPR and data protection experience.
Broad industry experience including pharmaceuticals, medical device and IT technology sectors. Prior roles include Partner at Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP, Assistant General Counsel at Mylan Pharmaceuticals and Global Head of IP at Sandoz.