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Global Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended
WWL Ranking: Recommended
Life Sciences – Regulatory 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Ella Mikkola is endorsed for her stellar practice which sees her involved in a range of pricing and reimbursement matters across the life sciences sector.


Ella is highly acclaimed for her wide-ranging expertise and superb litigation skills and is head of the intellectual property group and the life sciences group in Finland.

She has gained extensive experience in intellectual property (IP) and life sciences law, including litigation and licensing, supply and distribution agreements; M&A-related IP agreements; customs seizures; and regulatory proceedings concerning pricing and reimbursement of pharmaceuticals as well as medical devices.

Ella is  acknowledged as a leading Finnish Intellectual Property law practitioner in the most notable international directories, including Chambers & Partners and the EMEA Legal 500. She has also been listed in all the editions of Best Lawyers since 2009, in the field of Intellectual Property in Finland.

In addition to her Finnish law degree from the University of Turku in 1995, Ella has a US master’s degree (LLM) in intellectual property law from the George Washington  University Law School where she studied as a Fulbright scholar in 1997–1998.

Apart from working at law firms since 2001, Ella also has experience as a university lecturer and researcher focusing on patenting of biotechnological inventions and as a lobbyist for the Finnish industry.

Ella has served as a member of the national Copyright Council and Employee Inventions Board. She has also participated in legislative work as a  member of legislative committees reforming the Design Act and Trademark Act in Finland.

Ella is a well-known practitioner in the market and is highly acclaimed by rivals and clients. She was the president (2012–2014) for the Finnish Association for Industrial Property, a leading Finnish intellectual property association with more than 500 members. She has served as board member in other associations as well, including the Finnish AIPPI group and Finnish Information Technology Law Society.
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