Mikael Salmela | Paris | Hogan Lovells

Mikael Salmela

Partner Global Regulatory


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Salmela Mikael

Mikael Salmela
Salmela Mikael
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'The 'very talented' Mikael Salmela is renowned for his 'adept handling' of complex and strategic agreements in the life sciences sector '

Who's Who Legal, 2014

As a partner in the Hogan Lovells' Paris office and a member of our Corporate & Finance Commercial practice, Mikael focuses on commercial, regulatory and contractual work. Mikael has considerable experience dealing with a variety of complex and strategic agreements in various industry sectors, such as life sciences, energy and IT. Mikael's experience in regulatory matters covers a wide array of topics, including various consumer products and export controls, with a particular focus on life sciences.

Mikael has in-house counsel experience since he was seconded for several months to an online mass retailer of consumer products and to the French subsidiary of a U.S.-based pharmaceutical company. Mikael was also seconded to our London office for six months.

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'Mikael Salmela is praised for his “very good understanding of how to combine the ‘academic’ laws, rules and regulations with the ‘practical’ questions we are facing in our day to day business”

Who's Who Legal, 2013

Representative experience

Advises companies in life sciences industry on regulatory issues in lifecycle of products (marketing authorizations, classifications of products, advertising, anti-benefits and sunshine regulations)

Mikael regularly advises pharmaceutical and medical device companies on their joint development and co-marketing agreements with other industry players

Advises leading energy company on drafting/negotiating several R&D consortium agreements with multiple parties on EU subsidized pan-European projects relating to smart grids and electric vehicles

Advises international groups in banking, pharmaceutical, power generation, hygiene, and security sectors, on drafting/negotiating agreements with outsourcing services providers in France and abroad

Mikael advises a leading Asian oil and gas company in relation to production sharing contracts and joint operation agreements in Africa

Mikael advises a leading resource group in relation to a procurement agreement for oilfield goods and services in North Africa


  • Magistère Juriste d'Affaires/ DJCE, University of Montpellier, 1999
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • Paris


Healthcare and life sciences (France), Recognized Leading Individual

Legal 500 EMEA

Acritas Star

Acritas Stars Independently Rated Lawyers

Mikael Salmela: Recommended as a National Leader in Life Sciences

Who's Who Legal

Mikael Salmela: Recommended as a Global Leader in Life Sciences: Regulatory

Who's Who Legal

Gold trophy for Life Sciences and Regulatory

Trophées du Droit