Principal Solicitor at Office of Elisabeth Opie
Elisabeth Opie opened a law office in Munich in 2014, drawing on 20 years of international experience in the global innovation system. Her work has specialised in dealing with international technology from various sectors, with practice areas in international IP law, international trade law, commercialisation of technology, competition law and dispute resolution.
Previously Ms Opie held senior legal and executive positions and through these has gained deep experience with industry, spin-offs, research organisations and government. Her expertise enables her to convert concept into desired business outcome on an efficient and sustainable basis.
Her legal and executive experience spans across sectors such as information technology, automotive, aerospace, health and energy. Ms Opie provides strategic, operational and tactical advice across a broad range of issues facing technology-centric companies. Most recently, she has prepared and executed a negotiation strategy for the implementation of advanced audio technology.
Ms Opie is a qualified practising solicitor in Australia, England and Wales, and Ireland. She is also registered with the Munich Bar Association.
Ms Opie has received a number of awards in the field of international science cooperation and technology transfer, including a Business Award for outstanding commercial performance as part of a global team, relating to ground-breaking extended wear contact lens technology; and a Strategy Excellence Award in her role as lead counsel for the restructure of a major international joint venture – resulting in reduced complexities of joint governance while retaining strong scientific cooperation, and the re-integration of capability (staff, assets and intellectual property). In 2013 Ms Opie became the inaugural Global Research Alliance Fellow.
She holds a BA, an LLB (Hons) and is a master of law and commercial law. Ms Opie is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.