Elisabeth Opie

Inhaberin, International Technology Lawyer, Office of Elisabeth Opie

Munich, Germany


International Business
Technology Transfer
Corporate Governance
Relationship Management
Corporate Strategy and Implementation


Professional experience for Elisabeth Opie

  • Current 10 years and 1 month, since Jul 2014

    Senior Lecturer, International Alternative Dispute Resolution

    Institut für Anwaltsrechts der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

  • Current 10 years and 1 month, since Jul 2014

    International Technology Lawyer

    Office of Elisabeth Opie

    Elisabeth Opie BA LLB(Hons) LLM GAICD has almost 20 years’ international experience in the global innovation system. Holding senior legal and executive positions, Elisabeth has worked with industry, spin-offs, research organisations and government. She has extensive experience in international business transactions, policy advice, negotiation and alternative dispute resolution. Her legal and executive experience has been developed across sectors such as IT, automotive, aerospace, health and energy.

  • Current 12 years and 4 months, since Apr 2012

    Board Member

    Australian Business in Europe (Germany)

  • 2 months, Jul 2014 - Aug 2014


    IHK München MediationsZentrum

  • 2 years and 1 month, Jun 2011 - Jun 2013

    Global Research Alliance Fellow


    Strategic analysis and identification of domestic and overseas market opportunities, with a view to focusing and advancing international cooperation, and entry into new markets.

  • 4 months, Mar 2011 - Jun 2011

    International Strategic Adviser

    Australian Consulate and Trade Commisions, Frankfurt

    Overseas assignment for CSIRO. Provide leadership to focus efforts of various stakeholders and clients, provide market analysis and advice, and be a point of interface between industry and applied research organisations.

  • 2 years and 6 months, Oct 2008 - Mar 2011

    Executive Secretary to CSIRO Board and Executive


    Trusted adviser to the Board and Executive Team. Leading the CSIRO Board and Executive Office, designed and implemented governance and process improvements (bench-marked as best practice).

  • 2003 - 2008

    Practice Team Leader / Acting General Counsel


    With expertise in IP-related matters, led and participated in multi-cultural and multidisciplinary transactions teams for a range of transactions (international alliances, M&A, joint ventures, company formation, demergers and windups, technology transfer and licensing) across multiple industry sectors (Information Communications and Technology, Mining, Automotive, Aerospace, Health, Food, Energy and Environment). 14 direct reports, and 42 indirect reports.

  • 1998 - 2006

    Senior Legal Counsel


  • 1997 - 1998

    Legal Counsel


Educational background for Elisabeth Opie

  • Current

    Master of Commercial Law

    Melbourne University, Australia

    International Taxation, International Financial Systems, Managing Resources and Processes

  • Master of Laws

    Melbourne University, Australia

    International trade law; intellectual property law

  • Bachleor of Laws (Honours)

    Deakin University, Australia

  • Bachelor of Arts

    La Trobe University, Australia

    French, Philosophy


  • English

    First language

  • German


  • French


  • Italian



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