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Commercial Law Faculty

The following expert presenters are scheduled to present our courses:

James Agnew

James Agnew is a supervising associate at Simmons & Simmons. He has worked on a range of contentious and non-contentious intellectual property matters including commercial licensing, collaboration...

Speaking on Drafting Commercial Contracts for the Pharmaceutical Industry
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Sally Annereau

Sally Annereau is a Senior Data Protection Adviser at Taylor Wessing, London. She has over 28 years’ experience of providing advice on data protection and wider regulatory issues governing the way...

Speaking on Drafting and Negotiating Clinical Trial Agreements
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Rebecca Attree

Rebecca is a Qualified Solicitor, experienced Civil and Commercial Mediator and Trainer, based in London. She worked for City law firms Richards Butler (now Reed Smith) and Laytons before setting...

Speaking on Understanding and Managing Competition Law Compliance
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Tom Carver

Tom Carver is a partner at JA Kemp. He has broad experience in patent litigation (infringement and validity) in pharmaceuticals, medical and mechanical devices and electronics, including advice...

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Katie Chandler

Katie Chandler is a Partner in Taylor Wessing’s London Disputes and Investigations Group. She acts for clients in high-value, complex commercial litigation relating to corporate governance and...

Speaking on Drafting and Negotiating Clinical Trial Agreements
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Winsome Cheung

Winsome Cheung is an associate at Covington & Burling LLP assisting clients in the life sciences sector on their strategic transactions and investments, and intellectual property and commercial...

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Sean Constable

Sean Constable is an associate in the life sciences group at Mewburn Ellis LLP and is a European and Chartered Patent Attorney based in London. His work focusses on patent prosecution before the...

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Sarah Cowlishaw

Sarah Cowlishaw is an associate in the London Life Sciences group at Covington & Burling LLP. Her practice focuses on life sciences regulatory and commercial law for pharmaceutical, medical...

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Tom Darvill

Tom Darvill is an Associate in the Intellectual Property Group at Bird & Bird. He has acted for clients in a number of international arbitrations, predominantly relating to high-stakes IP...

Speaking on Drafting International Intellectual Property Agreements
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Alex Denoon

Alex Denoon is head of the regulatory team at Bristows, primarily advising life sciences clients. He has more than 20 years’ experience advising clients in the sector. In addition to his LLB,...

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Clive Douglas

Clive Douglas is a consulting commercial and life sciences lawyer and until recently he was General Counsel European Licensing & Transactions with Teva Pharmaceuticals, where he worked for 12...

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Catherine Drew

Catherine Drew is a partner at Pinsent Masons. She advises on all aspects within and on the border of the life sciences and healthcare sector. Catherine assists on both contentious and...

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Niels Ersbøll

Niels Ersbøll, Partner, Arnold & Porter LLP, advises clients on EU competition law in relation to cartels and restrictive practices, merger control, abuse of dominance and State aid. He is...

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Tasmina Goraya

Dr Tasmina Goraya is a Partner in the Patents team of Taylor Wessing and a member of the firm’s Life Sciences Group. She specialises in three areas with a particular focus on life sciences:...

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Catherine Hurst

Catherine Hurst Bsc(Hons), CIMDip, PgDL, is an independent training consultant in the contract and commercial fields. She was formerly a Commercial Manager at BAe Systems, following previous...

Speaking on The Role and Responsibilities of the Contracts Manager
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Anthony Inglese

Anthony Inglese was the top lawyer in five government departments before his retirement. His last legal department won two awards in 2013 for Best In-House Public Sector Legal Team. He is the...

Speaking on Managing and Leading an Effective In-House Legal Department
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Rob Maguire

Rob Maguire runs his own consultancy and his experience spans the full range of issues from developing an appropriate contract strategy and building a performance dashboard, to negotiation and...

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Colin McCall

Colin McCall is a partner in the IP/IT group at Taylor Wessing. His practice focuses on the life sciences and medtech sectors. Colin advises biotech, pharmaceutical and medtech companies ranging...

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Michala Meiselles

Michala Meiselles is a solicitor in England and Wales specialising in international business law, cross-border transactions and compliance. Starting off her career at Berrymans Lace Mawer, she has...

Speaking on Reviewing and Negotiating Technology Transfer and Licensing Agreements
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Chris Milton

Chris Milton is a partner at JA Kemp. He has experience of patent work in all aspects of chemistry, including pharmaceuticals, drug formulations, polymers and catalysts. He has particular...

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Rayyan Mughal

Rayyan Mughal is a commercial contract lawyer with Marks & Clerk. He has experience of working in-house providing corporate and commercial support at an international oil and gas sector company...

Speaking on Avoiding Pitfalls in Patent/Know-How Licences and R&D Collaborations
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Sarah Parker

Sarah Parker is an associate in Gibson Dunn’s antitrust and competition law practice group, based in the firm’s London office. Sarah has experience in advising on a range of competition issues....

Speaking on Understanding and Managing Competition Law Compliance
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Daniel Pavin

Daniel Pavin is a partner in the Corporate Practice of Covington & Burling LLP’s London office. He has broad non-contentious and contentious experience, with an emphasis on advising companies...

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James Pearson

James Pearson, an Associate at Bird & Bird, is an experienced non-contentious and transactional IP lawyer, regularly advising clients in relation to the transfer of intellectual property rights,...

Speaking on Drafting International Intellectual Property Agreements
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Simon Portman

Simon Portman, Managing Associate at Marks & Clerk, specialises as a commercial contract lawyer for technology companies. He works for clients in the electronics, bioscience, defence, software,...

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Mark Prebble

Mark Prebble worked for ICI and The BOC Group plc in the UK, and Biogen and SGS in Switzerland during his 21 years as an employed in-house lawyer. He held the positions of General Counsel at SGS...

Speaking on Effectively Managing Legal Risk and Preserving Reputation
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Stephen Reese

Stephen Reese is a partner at Clifford Chance and advises clients on both contentious and non-contentious intellectual property matters including patents, trade marks, trade secrets and copyright....

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Sally Shorthose

Sally Shorthose is one of the leading intellectual property (IP) partners at Bird & Bird. She provides a full range of intellectual property commercial advice and support to her clients, including...

Speaking on Drafting International Intellectual Property Agreements
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Alan Simmons

Alan Simmons LLB (Hons) in Law with French LLM, RSA CETEFLA. Alan is a highly experienced trainer of legal English who has been working with international lawyers across the globe for over 20...

Speaking on Drafting International Commercial Agreements in English
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Arun Singh OBE

Arun Singh is cited and ranked in the Chambers Guide to the world’s leading lawyers. He concentrates on international investment, joint ventures, licensing of technology, research and...

Speaking on 5-day International Commercial Contracts School, Dubai
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Mario Subramaniam

Mario Subramaniam is a senior associate in the life sciences and health transactional team at Pinsent Masons. As a former research scientist, he has a passion for the life sciences and has...

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Ruth Sweetman

Ruth Sweetman has worked and lived in Australia, Hong Kong, USA, Italy and England and is legally qualified in three jurisdictions. She was in private practice for 11 years with Baker & McKenzie...

Speaking on Managing and Leading an Effective In-House Legal Department
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Ben Thomas

Ben Thomas is a Supervising Associate at Simmons & Simmons. He has experience of working across a range of contentious and non-contentious intellectual property matters, with a focus on patent and...

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Justin Weare

Justin Weare is a partner at Blake Morgan LLP. He is an English law qualified and practicing commercial litigation solicitor who advises on complex commercial disputes, often international and...

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Mark Weston

Mark Weston is a Partner at Hill Dickinson LLP where he is Head of Information Technology, Intellectual Property and Commercial. His practice covers all areas of commercial law and he has a wealth...

Speaking on 3-day Drafting Commercial Contracts
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Ian White

Ian White is a former Chief Legal Officer and Company Secretary for both listed and private companies. While he has spent most of his career as a lawyer, he also has an MBA and has spent some time...

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