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Wealth & Investing

Life Sciences


London, United Kingdom

Advice type

IP - Patents

Joint ventures

Legal - Commercial transactions

Asset class

Alternative assets


Sector focus

Drug Manufacturers

Medical Devices

Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare


Sharmela Kalmer


Senior associate Sharmela Kalmer works both in the intellectual property and the technology teams at Withers. Before joining the firm in 2018, she worked at JAG Shaw Baker and other city law firms and was able to get first-hand corporate experience while working in-house at Sanofi and on secondment at Takeda, two multinational pharmaceutical companies.

Kalmer's client-base is mainly in the pharmaceutical, biotech and medtech sectors and includes research institutions, government organisations and charities. Her particular expertise is in negotiating licensing agreements and partnering transactions, but she also advises her clients on other types of agreements, regulation and compliance. A notable recent achievement was her work on the collaboration agreement between Parkinson’s UK and Sheffield University to create new treatments for Parkinson’s disease.

Rank: Top Recommended

Top Recommended 2021, Life Sciences

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