Latika Sharma > PwC LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

PwC LLP
1 EMBANKMENT PLACE
LONDON
WC2N 6RH
England

Work Department

IP, IT and commercial.

Position

Intellectual Property Legal Leader, Latika is a Director with more than 20 years’ experience advising on all aspects of intellectual property law and practice. This includes extensive experience advising on licensing, franchising and a range of R&D and collaboration agreements.

Latika has developed an unrivalled practice in IP structuring (reorganising IP ownership and use within large groups, including tax-related projects, with an expertise in issues such as patent box, transfer pricing and BEPS). Working with corporate finance, valuations and other IP experts around PwC, she has unparalleled experience in IP commercialisation and IP audits and risk reviews (covering IP processes and controls). She regularly helps clients to develop IP strategies, deal with IP disputes or adapt their operating model to accommodate an evolving innovation. She can also draw on the expertise of IP lawyers across PwC’s global network of over 100 legal practices around the world.

Career

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.

Memberships

Licensing Executives Society; INTA.

Education

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

Leisure

Rock and pop concerts.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Corporate and commercial > International business reorganisations

PwC LLP’s practice sits within the firm’s global department, which excels in high-profile carve outs, separations, spin projects and post-deal integration work; the group recently acted for Colfax on the separation of its medical technology business and fabrication technology business into two public companies. The team also has distinct knowledge in specialist areas including providing an IP and operating model offering, which is led by Latika Sharma, and standalone financial services and energy teams led by Kevin King and Keith Bottomley respectively. Georgie Blyth and Cynthia Chan jointly lead the wider business reorganisations practice, which also fields Tom Lewis, who is a key contact for pharmaceuticals, life sciences and Japanese clients; Laura Freestone, who focuses on entity simplification projects; and newly promoted director Harry Wilkins, who specialises in structuring projects.