Alemu_webDr. Rachel Alemu, PPD, Germany

Rachel Alemu is a lawyer at PPD Germany. Her qualifications include a Bachelor of Laws (Hons.) degree from Makerere University Kampala, Uganda, a Master of Laws degree from Munich Intellectual Property Law Center, and a PhD in Law from Ludwig Maximilian University Munich (LMU).

Alemu’s initial legal experience was in government working as an assistant law reform officer at the Uganda Law Reform Commission. It was while working on the law reform project for commercial laws that Alemu picked up an interest in intellectual property and competition law. For the last several years, her career has focused on intellectual property and competition law research and practice. Through her PhD research, Alemu has gained expertise in telecommunications regulation and competition law particularly with regards to developing countries.

More recently, Alemu has shifted her attention to another regulated sector, pharmacy with specific focus on clinical trials. Thus, in her current role as lawyer at PPD Germany, she is concerned with IP protection, anti-corruption laws, and data protection.