Laura is managing partner of the law firm Herbert Smith Freehills in Italy. She is one of Italy’s leading life sciences specialists, with a focus on IP and regulatory matters.
She assisted many of the largest pharma and biotech companies in some of the highest profile multi-jurisdictional IP cases, especially patent law and SPCs.
Laura has gained particular expertise advising on regulatory matters and is known as an expert on the Italian market, including advising clients on clinical trials, pricing and reimbursement, product life cycle management, routes for obtaining marketing authorisations, data exclusivity provisions, SPCs, orphan designations, advertising and licensing, good manufacturing practice and compliance certificates.
She was ranked as one of Italy's 50 most influential lawyers of 2018 by Legal Community MAG. In 2015 and 2018, Laura was the exclusive winner for Italy of the International Client Choice Awards in the Healthcare & Life Sciences category and recently won the 2018 Intellectual Property (Patents) - best lawyer award for Italy. She was recently named Biomedical Lawyer of the Year at the TopLegal Awards Italy, and Life Sciences Lawyer of the Year at the Italian Legal Community Awards.
Sara is a senior associate of the law firm Herbert Smith Freehills in Italy. She is a leading expert in contentious and non-contentious IP matters, with a particular focus on patent and regulatory law in the life sciences sector.
Sara has advised major multinationals on high profile patent and trademark cases and she routinely assists pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers on a range of regulatory issues from R&D to marketing authorisation/CE marking, pricing & reimbursement, off-label use, orphan designations, manufacture, distribution and advertising.
Sara also has significant experience in drafting and negotiating international contracts for use in the life sciences industry, including technology transfer, licence and clinical trial agreements.
Sara also assists clients with the general management of their IP portfolios in day-to-day business and with special projects and contentious cases.
Sara is one of only 4 Italian lawyers to have been ranked as "Next Generation Lawyer" by Legal500 in 2018. She was awarded Upcoming Lawyer of the Year 2018 by major Italian directory 'Legal Community'.