Ms
Michelle
Davies

Legal Director

Manchester Office

Telephone. +44(0) 161 247 4900
Mobile. +44(0) 782 353 6802
Email. [email protected].com

Experience

Michelle is a highly experienced transactional IP specialist. Michelle provides strategic and transactional IP advice to clients in a wide range of sectors and has specific expertise within the pharmaceutical and life sciences sector having worked 12 years with AstraZeneca and with a BSc in Pharmacology & Physiology.

Michelle is experienced in the drafting and negotiation of a whole range of agreements including licensing, co-development, clinical, manufacture, services and supply contracts and has provided IP advice on a number of major corporate licensing transactions, acquisitions and business sales and works regularly with many educational institutions and their spin-out companies.

In addition to her expertise in the life sciences sector, Michelle also advises clients within the retail sector in connection with brand licensing, digital content arrangements, data privacy, website development, commercial terms of business, distribution, supply and franchising.

Michelle regularly presents on a broad range of IP and commercial topics including licensing, strategic IP protection and GDPR. Michelle has also delivered a range of legal training focused towards compliance programmes within in-house teams, including on topics such as Good Document Practice, Handling Sensitive Information, Alliance & Post-Deal Management, Market Disclosure & Insider Trading and Issue Management Team Set-Up & Support. Michelle sits on a University Ethics Committee for the review of life sciences projects and is a member of the Licensing Executives Society and Pharmaceutical Licensing Group.

Specialisms

  • Law
  • Agbio
  • Anti infectives
  • Bioinformatics
  • Bioprocessing
  • Cell and gene therapy
  • Diagnostics
  • Food technology
  • Gene editing technologies
  • Immunobiology
  • Microbiome
  • Personalised medicine

Industries

  • Healthcare icon Healthcare
  • Medical devices icon Medical devices
  • Pharmaceuticals icon Pharmaceuticals

Services

  • Copyright & database rights
  • Data protection & privacy
  • Due diligence
  • In-house legal support
  • Strategy
  • Transactional IP & commercial support

Qualifications

Solicitor

England & Wales


BSC

Dual Hons in Pharmacology & Physiology

LAW DEGREE

Post Graduate Diploma in Law (CPE)

LPC

Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (LPC)

Recognition

Legal 500 2021

‘I find Michelle Davies is easy to dialogue with, listens, advises and gently steers well.’

Publications

Healthy data management for health apps

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KTN Microbiome Strategic Roadmap

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COVID-19 contractual and legal considerations

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HGF continue to be highly ranked in The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2020 rankings

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Do I really need a contract?

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COVID-19 - Contractual and Legal Considerations

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Global Franchising - Europe, GDPR and Brexit
Luxury Law Alliance - Contractual issues and COVID 19 – a retailer’s ‘new norm’

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Microbiome Strategic Roadmap - Material Transfer Agreements

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Conferences: 2021

January 27th 2021

IAM webinar: Preparing for the IP due diligence checklist of the future for microbiome innovation

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January 14th 2021

HGF IP in Healthcare Virtual Conference 2021

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Conferences: 2020

December 3rd 2020

IP in Retail Conference 2019 Leeds, London and Amsterdam - Presentation on Competition takes on e-Commerce - Geo-blocking, Cross Border Sales and the Guess Decision

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December 1st 2020

HGF IP in Retail online training events

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October 15th 2020

IP in Retail Conference 2020 - Presentation on Big Brands, Big Value

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July 29th 2020

IAM Webinar - Presentation on Tailormade Licensing - no one size fits all

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July 29th 2020

IAM webinar: Tailormade licensing – no one size fits all

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June 9th 2020

HGF Advertising Webinar - Presentation on CMA's approach during the COVID Pandemic

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Conferences: 2019

December 3rd 2019

IP in Retail Conference Amsterdam 2019

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November 26th 2019

Life Sciences IP Conference - presentation on Legal Risk Minimisation and Mitigation

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November 26th 2019

IQPC Life Science IP 2019 - London

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September 24th 2019

IP in Retail Conference 2019 - London & Leeds

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Conferences: 1970

January 1st 1970

HGF IP in Retail online training events

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CSR

Michelle sits on the Leeds University Biological Sciences Ethics Committee for the review of life sciences projects and she is a member of the Licensing Executives Society and Pharmaceutical Licensing Group.

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