After completing her studies, Maria Letizia joined the Rome office of CMS and was admitted to the Bar in 2006. Her main areas of specialisation include commercial contracts, and civil and commercial litigation. She also has significant experience in the negotiation of pharmaceutical industry contracts, including services and supply agreements, concession agreements for works and services and related tender procedures. Ms Patania assists clients in the life science sector regarding the ongoing compliance of their contractual frameworks with both domestic and international legislation, is involved in all activities related to the representation of clients before the competent authorities, and handles clients’ commercial relations with HCPs, hospitals and laboratories and in licensing agreements. She has thorough experience of the specific market rules to put pharma products and medical devices on the market and develop commercial sales in compliance with the industry regulations.