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PwC LLP

1 EMBANKMENT PLACE, LONDON, WC2N 6RH, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7212 1616
Fax:
Fax 020 7212 1570
DX:
138213 COVENT GARDEN 2
Web:
www.pwc.co.uk
Alicante, Almaty, Baku, Bangkok, Barcelona, Beijing and 76 more

Latika Sharma

Tel:
Work 07710178381
Email:
PwC LLP

Work Department

IP, IT and commercial.

Position

Latika is a Partner and leads our IP & Operating Model practice.

Career

Latika has developed a niche specialism in helping businesses to restructure their IP portfolios and their IP and other functions, in addition to the traditional range of IP legal advice. Over the years, working closely with other specialists in PwC, she has developed an expertise in advising on the complex intellectual property, contractual and other legal issues that arise in these projects.
Latika’s experience has included helping to develop a range of innovative solutions (such as "withering on the vine" solutions and "buy-in" licences) and acquiring substantial know-how in critical issues such as the beneficial title to intellectual property and ownership of goodwill across a multinational group. 

Latika’s familiarity with offshoring functions and shifting significant risks and decision making to a central location also makes Latika ideally placed to recognise the special issues that can arise in these projects, as the lead legal adviser on dozens of projects, she has developed a unique understanding of the legal issues that need to be addressed at an operating model level, including HR, contracts and governance.

Trained Lovell White Durrant (now Hogan Lovells); qualified 1993; solicitor Lovell White Durrant (now Hogan Lovells); solicitor Arnheim & Co (now PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal); partner Landwell (now PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal) 2001.

Member

Licensing Executives Society; INTA.

Education

Balfour House School; University of Wales, College of Cardiff (LLB (Hons)).

Leisure

Rock and pop concerts.


London: Corporate and commercial

Commercial contracts

Within: Commercial contracts

PwC LLP operates as an independent alternative business structure (ABS) law firm, and its UK team is integrated into the firm's global network, providing a notable platform to handle cross-border commercial issues. In addition to acting for clients on a standalone basis, the group also works closely with the professional services side of the business on various commercial arrangements, including procurement and sourcing, as well as intra-group agreements. Juan Crosby leads the team, which includes Latika Sharma, Jonathan Nugent, Nigel Wilson and Jennifer Winterhalder.

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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

Offering 'solid legal advice and a well–grounded commercial perspective', the multidisciplinary practice at PwC LLP boasts 'a wealth of IP expertise and experience, blended seamlessly with an impressive array of resources and contacts'. The 'talented team' handles strategic advice such as on issues of international licensing, acquisitions and disposal of IP rights in addition to representing clients in contentious matters. It is headed up the 'excellent' Latika Sharma , who is praised for offering 'practical advice'. Jonathan Nugent is highlighted for his 'great client service' and Jennifer Winterhalder is also recommended. Bupa, Chemical Intelligence and RELX Group are all clients.

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