As a partner in the Hogan Lovells' Paris office and a member of our Corporate 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.
'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”
'He provides 'strategic advice' and is 'greatly respected' by peers.'
Areas of Focus
Advises companies in life sciences industry on regulatory issues in lifecycle of products (marketing authorizations, classifications of products, advertising, anti-benefits regulations, 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 involving 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.
Who's Who Legal
France: Healthcare and Life Sciences
Life Sciences Awards
LMG Life Sciences