Mikael Salmela

Mikael Salmela


Email mikael.salmela@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +33 1 53 67 48 16

Fax +33 1 53 67 47 48

LanguagesEnglish, French, Finnish

Practice groupCorporate

'He provides 'strategic advice' and is 'greatly respected' by peers.'

Who's Who Legal, 2015

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.

Awards and recognitions


Acritas Star
Acritas Stars Independently Rated Lawyers


Mikael Salmela: Recommended in Life Sciences
Who's Who Legal


Industry Focus: Healthcare and Life Sciences
Legal 500 EMEA

Education and admissions


Magistère Juriste d'Affaires/ DJCE, University of Montpellier, 1999

Bar admissions and qualifications


Representative experience

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.

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