Managing IP's Top 250 Women in IP

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 2022, which we have already confirmed here. The Top 250 list and the IP Stars list are based on information available between September 2021 and February 2022.

This year’s list features more than 30 jurisdictions across the world. Below you will find some of the practitioners and jurisdictions featured this year and a summary of our research methodology. See the full list on

The Top 250 Women in IP list is among the research results we have announced for the 2022 edition of IP STARS. We have more 2022 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 ranked this year.

The featured individuals

Ann De Clercq - De Clercq & Partners

Isabella Cardozo - Daniel Law
Liliane Roriz - Licks Attorneys

Daphne Lainson - Smart & Biggar
Kristin Wall - Norton Rose Fulbright
D Lynne Watt - Gowling WLG
Donna White - Osler Hoskin & Harcourt


Haiyan Ren - Wanhuida Intellectual Property


Camilla Rendal Nielsen - Zacco
Katja Sørensen - Plougmann Vingtoft

Maria Cecilia Romoleroux - CorralRosales

Paula Sailas - Berggren

Sabine Agé - Hoyng Rokh Monegier
Anne-Charlotte Le-Bihan - Bird & Bird
Cyra Nargolwalla - Plasseraud IP
Hélène Stankoff - Santarelli

Eva Ehlich - Maiwald
Christine Kanz - Hoyng Rokh Monegier
Sandra Pohlman - df-mp
Anne Katrin Schön - Hoffmann Eitle
Cordula Schumacher - Arnold Ruess

Archana Shanker - Anand and Anand


Ann Henry - Pinsent Masons


Raffaella Barbuto - Studio Torta
Donatella Capelli - Trevisan & Cuonzo
Simona Lavagnini - LGV Avvocati


Laura Collada - Dumont


Laura Fresco - Hoyng Rokh Monegier


Ann-Cathrin Hoel - Onsagers


Marta Kawczynska - Polservice
Dorota Rzążewska - JWP


Ana-Maria Baciu - Simion & Baciu
Raluca Vasilescu - Cabinet M Oproiu

Yvonne Tang - Drew & Napier
Lorraine Tay - Bird & Bird ATMD


South Africa
Christine Strutt - Von Seidels

Laura Alonso - Hoyng Rokh Monegier
Montserrat Jané - ZBM Patents & Trademarks
Mabel Klimt - Elzaburu
Sonia Santos - Grau & Angulo
Verena von Bomhard - BomhardIP

Karin Westerberg - Sandart & Partners

Joyce Ho - Tsar & Tsai Law Firm
Gloria Lu - Lee and Li Attorneys at Law

Özge Atilgan Karakulak - Gün + Partners
Yasemin Kenaroglu - Kenaroglu
Isik Özdogan - Moroğlu Arseven

Selma Ünlü - NSN Law Firm

United Kingdom
Rachel Alexander - Wiggin
Alexandra Brodie - Gowling WLG
Penny Gilbert - Powell Gilbert
Felicity Hide - Boult Wade Tennant
Susan Kirsch - Carpmaels & Ransford
Carrollanne Lindley - Kilburn & Strode
Caroline Marshall - Potter Clarkson
Heather McCann - EIP
Jane Mutimear - Bird & Bird
Charlotte Weekes - Pinsent Masons


United States
Denise De Mory - Bunsow De Mory
Stephanie Bald - Kelly IP
Monica Riva Talley - Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox
Jane Remillard - Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough
Karen Artz Ash - Katten Muchin Rosenman
Bindu Donovan - Desmarais
Kirsten Grüneberg - Grüneberg and Myers

See the full list on



The practitioners recognised this year were selected from our general IP STARS list for 2022. When deciding who to select for the Top 250 Women in IP publication, our research analysts took account of all the available research information, especially data from firm questionnaire and surveys, obtained for the 2022 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 2021 list here.

Read more about our research methodology for the practitioner rankings here.