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.
England & Wales
Dual Hons in Pharmacology & Physiology
Post Graduate Diploma in Law (CPE)
Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (LPC)
‘I find Michelle Davies is easy to dialogue with, listens, advises and gently steers well.’
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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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