Elise Romelly

Elise Romelly

Senior Associate

Elise is a lawyer who specialises in intellectual property law, with a focus on contentious matters in the field of patents and life sciences.

She has extensive experience in assisting leading global pharmaceutical companies in their national and pan-European patent litigation, covering a wide range of technologies and therapeutic areas.

She also has expertise in transactional matters, drafting and negotiating contracts, and advising on regulatory issues related to the development, approval, and marketing of innovative products and services.

Experience

Representative matters

A global pharmaceutical company before the Paris First Instance Court in invalidity and preliminary injunction proceedings against its second medical use patent covering its blockbuster anticoagulant product.

A global pharmaceutical company in preliminary injunction proceedings based on an imminent threat of infringement of its combo SPC covering one of its blockbuster products for diabetes.

A global pharmaceutical company in multiple infringement and invalidity lawsuits before the Paris First Instance Court regarding several second medical use patents for treating various forms of cancer.

A global pharmaceutical company in multiple infringement and invalidity lawsuits before the Paris First Instance Court regarding a second medical use patent that covers a specific salt for treating cancer.

A global pharmaceutical company before the Paris First Instance Court on a multi-jurisdictional case concerning one of its major animal health products which consists of a combined formulation of known products for the treatment of coccidiosis and iron deficiencies.

Pro bono

Assisting individuals in their compensation claims to enforce their right to housing.

Assisting individuals in the context of family reunification procedures.

Leadership Positions And Professional Affiliations

Member of APRAM
Recognition
Rising star
Legal 500 EMEA 2024 - France (Intellectual Property: Patents)
Best Lawyers – Ones to Watch
Intellectual Property Law, 2023

Qualifications

Admissions

Admitted to the Paris Bar, 2017

Academic

Master’s Degree, Law, Economics, Management in the Audiovisual sector, Paris I - Sorbonne/INA, 2018 

Magister Juris, University of Oxford, 2015 

Master’s Degree, “Magistère Juriste d’affaires” (business law), Paris II - Assas, 2013

Disclaimer
A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.