Amalia Stone

IAM Research

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“Probably the best firm in Australia in terms of reputation,” Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) is famous for handling high-stakes, commercially important litigious and transactional matters, placing it at the top of both tables. One of “Freehills’ exceptional partners”, Shaun McVicar, is a “highly experienced premier patent litigator” and the global co-head of pharmaceuticals. McVicar acted in the only two pharmaceutical patent disputes to reach the High Court in the past 10 years, achieving successful outcomes for his clients on both occasions. Physics degree holder Patrick Sands is often involved in significant patent infringement and validity cases. With a background in biochemistry and genetic engineering, joint global head of intellectual property and Australian co-head of pharmaceuticals Rebekah Gay’s specialty lies in life sciences. Sue Gilchrist is the “very senior and well-respected” lawyer representing Motorola in Australian proceedings as part of global litigation against Hytera. Kristin Stammer and Amalia Stone effortlessly deal with multiple commercial and transactional briefs on a daily basis.

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