This special publication, which we launched in 2013, recognises some of the senior female IP practitioners in private practice who have performed exceptionally for their clients and firms in the past year. The practitioners were selected from our general IP Stars list for 2021, which we have already confirmed.

This year’s list features more than 30 jurisdictions across the world. Below you will find the profiles of some of the practitioners that made this year's list as well as a summary of our research methodology. 

The Top 250 Women in IP list is among the research results we have announced for the 2021 edition of IP STARS. We have more 2021 edition results to announce in the coming weeks and months. Follow our announcements/read the timeline for this year here

We know there are other senior practitioners who can be considered for the MIP Top 250 Women in IP publication. If you have questions, feedback or suggestions, please send them to our research team and we will consider them next year. 

Congratulations to all the practitioners who made this year’s list.

 

Featured in this year's edition


Name

Jurisdiction

Nele D'Halleweyn

Belgium

Ann De Clercq

Belgium

Liesbeth Weynants

Belgium

Carina Gommers

Belgium

Isabella Cardozo

Brazil

D Lynne Watt

Canada

May Cheng

Canada

Yoon Kang

Canada

Christine Yiu

China

Lili Wu

China

Haiyan Ren

China

Ellen Breddam

Denmark

Camilla Rendal Nielsen

Denmark

Maria Cecilia Romoleroux

Ecuador

Anne-Charlotte Le-Bihan

France

Sabine Agé

France

Cyra Nargolwalla

France

Hélène Stankoff

France

Cordula Schumacher

Germany

Sandra Pohlman

Germany

Anne Katrin Schön

Germany

Christine Kanz

Germany

Alison Wong

Hong Kong SAR

Archana Shanker

India

Monica Datta

India

Simona Lavagnini

Italy

Donatella Capelli

Italy

Laura Collada

Mexico

Laura Fresco

Netherlands

Emily Ellis

New Zealand

Kari Simonsen

Norway

Raluca Vasilescu

Romania

Ana-Maria Baciu

Romania

Lorraine Tay

Singapore

Yvonne Tang

Singapore

Verena von Bomhard

Spain

Sonia Santos

Spain

Montserrat Jané

Spain

Camilla Hamrin

Sweden

Karin Westerberg

Sweden

Gloria Lu

Taiwan

Özge Atilgan Karakulak

Turkey

Yasemin Kenaroglu

Turkey

Morag Macdonald

UK (England)

Emma Pitcher

UK (England)

Susan Kirsch

UK (England)

Amanda Simons

UK (England)

Charlotte Weekes

UK (England)

Caroline Marshall

UK (England)

Penny Gilbert

UK (England)

Bindu Donovan

United States

Karen Artz Ash

United States

Linda McLeod

United States

 

The full list

To see the full list on this website, select a jurisdiction and click on 'Practitioners', e.g. see the practitioners page for the United Kingdom (England) here. Alternatively, see the full list on Managing IP here.

 

Methodology

The practitioners recognised this year were selected from our general IP STARS list for 2021, which can be found on this website.

When deciding who to select for the Top 250 Women in IP publication, our research analysts took account of all the available research information obtained for the 2021 edition of IP STARS as well as the Managing IP Awards. They can also select an individual based on their own independent research findings.

There is no special form or survey for individuals to complete in order to be considered for this publication. There is no fee to pay to participate in our research. No firm or practitioner can pay to be ranked. All our rankings are subject to change each year. See the 2020 list here.

Read more about our research methodology here.