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Tina D

Tina D

Senior Legal Consultant/General Counsel

Overview of Experience

A UK qualified Solicitor, having spent 16 years in the life sciences sector, I have global, full product lifecycle experience.

I have held in-house, hands-on senior legal roles, typically as sole counsel, across start-ups, scale-ups and large corporates spanning the Biotech, Clinical Research, Cosmetics, Medical Devices and Pharmaceutical sectors.

Areas of Expertise

  • Collaborations (academic and commercial)
  • Compliance
  • Data Privacy, including Data Protection Officer roles
  • Distribution
  • E-Commerce and D2C
  • GMP Manufacturing
  • Intellectual Property
  • Legal Design and Contract Life Cycle Management (CLM)
  • Licensing (in and out)
  • Litigation preparation and deep-dive investigations
  • Outsourcing
  • Pre-Clinical
  • Regulatory legal review of clinical development and product materials and activities
  • Research & Development, including global multi-centre clinical trials, all phases
  • SaaS
  • Supply Chain (up and down stream)
  • Template suites, including user guidance, fallbacks and training
  • Transparency Disclosures (EFPIA/IFPMA)


Track Record

My previous roles include:

  • Group General Counsel, DPO and Company Secretary (first and sole counsel role) for an established global cosmetics company with own brands and GMP manufacturing services;
  • Legal Counsel, Head of IT and Group DPO for a global start-up biotech in the microbiome space with GMP manufacturing facilities;
  • Head of Legal, DPO and Company Secretary (first In-House Counsel in Europe) for a global Japanese Pharmaceutical company with a global clinical development programme and marketed products; and
  • Legal Advisor for a niche global Clinical Research Organisation.


Some Highlights in My Career Include:

  • Establishing and integrating first in-house legal and compliance functions in challenging situations and with limited resources;
  • Introducing global contracting models and drafting, reviewing and negotiating high-value agreements (from both perspectives). My experience spans full product life cycle; from pre-clinical, outsourcing, global clinical trial programmes (inc regulatory), through to manufacturing and supply, distribution, SaaS and pharmacovigilance;
  • Creating high-volume contract template suites, including guidance, fallbacks and training for non-legal users of templates, including global clinical trial and transparency programmes;
  • Dual Head of IT role including the design, creation, implementation and training of Microsoft SharePoint infrastructure, creating contract life-cycle management and ‘self-service legal portals’ in SharePoint, working closely with IT;
  • Legal support in product liability and advertising claims investigations;
  • Leading the design, adaptation and rollout of global compliance programmes;
  • Conducting internal investigations and managing external legal counsel in high-value contractual disputes, corporate strict liability offences, third-party acquisitions and internal misconduct allegations; and
  • Conducting ‘deep dive’ analysis and troubleshooting of high-risk legacy internal practices and implementation of risk analysis, strategy and consistent global standards mitigating both historical and forward-looking risks.