Sandra


I am an experienced commercial lawyer, with a focus on giving businesses practical advice on commercial strategy and buying and selling products and services, as well as social media campaigns.

I have first-hand experience of the pressures faced by commercial organisations, and I enjoy helping businesses achieve their goals in a pragmatic, risk-aware manner.

My pronouns are she/her/hers.


Experience

Before starting decoded.legal, I worked for five years as an in-house lawyer for Bayer, supporting Bayer’s five healthcare divisions - pharmaceuticals, diabetes care, radiology, consumer care and animal health.

I advised on a range of contractual matters, such as buying services and selling healthcare products, and also advised on Bayer’s social media campaigns.

In 2013, I was invited to work in Bayer's global team in Berlin, where I worked exclusively on competition law matters for Bayer’s healthcare business.

Prior to Bayer, I started my legal career at City law firm Mayer Brown, during which time I was seconded to AstraZeneca subsidiary MedImmune.

Since starting decoded.legal with Neil, I have:

  • advised a fintech startup on a broad range of commercial matters, including negotiating agreements with suppliers and customers, preparing standard terms of business, and supporting their product roll-out.

  • advised a healthcare company on rebate agreements for distribution of their products through the NHS across the UK.

  • looked after decoded.legal's finance and tax.


Education

I have a masters degree in EU competition law from King's College London, and an undergraduate degree from University College London.