Hella Pisani

Senior Legal Counsel

What I do at MMV:

As Senior Legal Counsel, I am responsible for drafting, reviewing and negotiating contracts with MMV’s pharmaceutical and academic partners, service providers and donors worldwide. Providing contractual advice includes advice on IP and other legal matters. I am working closely with our colleagues from the R&D and Access teams on a variety of projects and collaborations, ensuring adherence to relevant laws and regulations as well as risk mitigation.

Why I work at MMV:

I feel privileged to be able to contribute to MMV’s important mission. It is very inspiring to work with colleagues who very passionately contribute to the same goal.

More about me:

Prior to joining MMV, I worked in Amsterdam as Legal Counsel in the fashion industry (HQ of Tommy Hilfiger) for 7 years. Before that I worked in Munich in commercial real estate financing and as a lawyer at a law firm. I hold a PhD in Law from Ruhr University in Bochum, Germany.

Ask me about:

You can ask me about contract terms, such as IP and licensing, in agreements with pharmaceutical or academic partners. You can also ask me for legal, IP or contractual advice in relation to any kind of testing or screening involving the transfer of compounds or in relation to access-related collaborations. Non-work related I am always happy to talk about cooking, food, and sailing the Mediterranean.