Allen & Overy
Belgium and France
Splitting her time between Belgium and France, Tine Carmeliet focuses her practice on the life sciences industry. She began her career as a lawyer at Allen & Overy Belgium and has been a member of the Brussels Bar since September 2015. In addition to also working at Allen & Overy France, Carmeliet has also been seconded to the legal team of the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations. Recent highlights of her practice include multi-jurisdictional patent litigations on key and blockbuster pharmaceuticals in France and Belgium. She has also been involved in the Court of Justice of the European Union’s preliminary rulings on new plant breeding techniques and genetically modified organism legislation, and the legality of wellbeing cannabis products in France. Carmeliet is an active member of ChIPs and helped to organise the launch of the international non-profit in continental Europe in Paris in May 2019. She’s also taken the initiative internally (on a global level) to establish a working group to advance women in IP.