Ms Michelle Davies > HGF Law > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

HGF Law
4TH FLOOR, MERCHANT EXCHANGE
17-19 WHITWORTH STREET WEST
MANCHESTER
M1 5WG
England

Work Department

Intellectual Property

Position

Legal Director

 

Career

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.

Languages

English

Memberships

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.

Education

Solicitor – England & Wales
BSC – Dual Hons in Pharmacology & Physiology
Post Graduate Diploma in Law (CPE)
Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (LPC)

Lawyer Rankings

North West > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property

(Next Generation Partners)

Michelle DaviesHGF Law

HGF Law, a specialist IP firm, acts for clients within the life sciences, education and retail sectors on soft and hard IP matters. The team is able to draw on teams of specialist patent and trade mark attorney colleagues for technical advice. Practice head Janet Knowles has particular expertise within the life sciences industry and in working with educational institutions and their spin-out companies. Legal director Michelle Davies is a transactional IP specialist. Antony Gold stepped down as partner in 2021 and is now a consultant for the practice.