Galit Gonen
General Counsel & IP
Teva Europe


Dr Gonen Galit began her career as a pharmacist graduating from the Hebrew University in 1992 and going on to study law at the University of Tel Aviv.  After passing the Israel Bar Association exam Galit worked as an associate for a private law firm in Israel, mainly doing patent and trade mark litigations for Brand Pharma companies. In 2001 Galit joined Teva as a qualified Lawyer & Patent Attorney based in Israel. During her early years at Teva Galit was mainly drafting and prosecuting patent applications. During these years, Galit also served as a lecturer at the distinguished Bar-Ilan University having her own course on ‘Legal aspects of biotechnology’.

Galit published her first book ‘Chemistry for Matriculation’ in 1996.  This publication is still considered an essential student textbook in Israel.

In 2007 Dr Gonen relocated to the UK as the European IP Director and is now serving as the Vice President & General Counsel for Europe. 

In her role, she leads the patent and regulatory litigations in Europe for Teva’s Brand and Generic products.

In 2010 Galit obtained her PhD from Anglia Ruskin University.  Her thesis ‘Exploring the linkages between legal and marketing theories: analysis of secondary patents in pharmaceutical industry’ achieved widespread critical acclaim within the industry.

In 2013 Galit was nominated and won the ILO European Counsel Award and then the ILO Global Counsel Award for IP Lawyer of the year.  

Furthermore, in 2014 Galit was nominated and won The Legal 500 Awards UK for Intellectual Property Individual of the year.