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WWL Ranking: Recommended
WWL Ranking: Recommended
WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Manuel Lobato is held in high esteem by sources who note he is "very well versed in life sciences" matters. 

Biography

Manuel is particularly strong in patent and trade secrets litigation, and is also recommended for trademark and copyright law.

Manuel is a partner and head of Bird & Bird’s intellectual property (IP) group in Spain.

He is a well-known specialist in IP and pharmaceutical law, and has acted in various landmark pharmaceutical patent and SPCs cases in Spain. He has wide experience on patent litigation before the Spanish civil and administrative courts, including multi-jurisdictional proceedings, and provides strategic advice in international decisions regarding the manufacture and commercialisation of products in view of the patent situation.

Manuel has advised many technology-focused companies on intellectual property and trade secrets litigation, regulatory issues and contract law. Manuel has also advised life sciences and other technology-based companies in  drafting technology transfer contracts (in the fields of pharmacy, biology, electronics and mechanics). His experience also encompasses commercial and corporate legal matters derived from joint ventures, due diligence and contractual work. Manuel has advised several universities, public institutions and private biotech-entities on ownership and entitlement issues.

He is an expert in legal advice, communications and appeals before health authorities  and litigations before the administrative courts related to pharmaceutical regulatory and medicine advertising, as well as in legal and strategic advice regarding pharmaceutical agreements (including distribution, supply and manufacture and clinical trials). In the regulatory sector, he regularly advises the public institutions concerning advanced therapies and stem-cell research.

Manuel is a professor of law (commercial law, corporate law and intellectual property law) at the Autonomous University of Madrid. He speaks Spanish, English, German, French and Italian.

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Manuel Lobato is described as "a leader in his field" and "a resourceful, thorough and an active litigator". 

Biography

Manuel is particularly strong in patent and trade secrets litigation, and is also recommended for trademark and copyright law.

Manuel is a partner and head of Bird & Bird’s intellectual property (IP) group in Spain.

He is a well-known specialist in IP and pharmaceutical law, and has acted in various landmark pharmaceutical patent and SPCs cases in Spain. He has wide experience on patent litigation before the Spanish civil and administrative courts, including multi-jurisdictional proceedings, and provides strategic advice in international decisions regarding the manufacture and commercialisation of products in view of the patent situation.

Manuel has advised many technology-focused companies on intellectual property and trade secrets litigation, regulatory issues and contract law. Manuel has also advised life sciences and  other technology-based companies in  drafting technology transfer contracts (in the fields of pharmacy, biology, electronics and mechanics). His experience also encompasses commercial and corporate legal matters derived from joint ventures, due diligence and contractual work. Manuel has advised several universities, public institutions and private biotech-entities on ownership and entitlement issues.

He is an expert in legal advice, communications and appeals before health authorities  and litigations before the administrative courts related to pharmaceutical regulatory and medicine advertising, as well as in legal and strategic advice regarding pharmaceutical agreements (including distribution, supply and manufacture and clinical trials). In the regulatory sector, he regularly advises the public institutions concerning advanced therapies and stem-cell research.

Manuel is a professor of law (commercial law, corporate law and intellectual property law) at the Autonomous University of Madrid. He speaks Spanish, English, German, French and Italian.

National Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended
WWL Ranking: Recommended
WWL Ranking: Recommended
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