In the life sciences & healthcare sector, I assist Italian and international companies and research institutes on the drafting and negotiation of patent/know how licence agreements and patent/know how assignment agreements, collaborative research agreements, sponsored research agreements and regulations of co-ownership of IP rights, as well as material transfer agreements and non-disclosure agreements. I also advise clients with reference to the management of the relationship with those employees who are authors of certain inventions. In the last year I have developed a considerable synergy with the corporate department of the firm, offering to clients (on both VCs and start-up sides) multi-disciplinary support and assistance to meet clients' needs.On the retail & consumer side, I have a considerable expertise in franchising agreements and management of the relationships of the clients with their franchisees. I also deal with the draft and negotiation of trade mark licence, trade mark assignment and co-existence agreements, as well as of sponsorship agreements. Additionally, I assist clients dealing with issues involving compliance with Consumer Protection Law.I am a native Italian speaker and am fluent in English. I contributed to the opening of the Italian office in 2003.