Mario specialises in advising life science clients and other clients who rely heavily on intellectual property for their core business.
He has negotiated strategic licensing, collaboration and other technology transfer arrangements, often with clients and partners in multiple countries. He has expertise drafting and negotiating agreements that span the product life-cycle from clinical trial agreements to complex licensing arrangements; from research and development agreements to manufacturing, supply, distribution and marketing agreements.Having previously worked as in-house counsel at a number of prominent life science companies, Mario has an intimate awareness of the challenges facing such clients and the need for clear and practical advice.Prior to qualifying as a solicitor in Australia and then in England and Wales, Mario worked as a research scientist in the fields of biochemistry and immunology at the University of Melbourne and Murdoch Children's Research Institute (part of the Royal Children's Hospital).
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