Oren Livne

Oren Livne

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Oren Livne is a partner in the Corporate & Securities Practice Group and the Life Sciences Industry Group. Before beginning his legal career, Oren co-founded a university technology transfer office and managed its licensing operations, which, together with his M.B.A, from New York University's Leonard N. Stern School of Business, provide a unique business perspective that he leverages for the benefit of the firm's clients.

Practice Focus

Oren Livne counsels clients from startups to multinationals on a variety of corporate and transactional matters globally, including complex license and collaboration agreements, joint ventures, spin outs, commercial contracts, mergers and acquisitions, and other intellectual property focused transactions. His clients include pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device, consumer product, and technology companies as well as private equity firms. Oren is a guest lecturer at New York University law and business classes and has authored several licensing and intellectual property articles.

Representative Legal Matters

  • CytoSorbents in its global co-marketing agreement with B. Braun to promote the OMNI® continuous blood purification platform with CytoSorb®.

  • MyoKardia, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bristol Myers Squibb, in its research collaboration with Avidity Biosciences to demonstrate the potential utility of AOCs in cardiac tissue.

  • argenx in its strategic collaboration for efgartigimod in greater China, including USD 75 million in upfront Zai Lab equity and USD 100 million in near-term milestone and other payments.

  • Abbott in its agreement with eMed for the delivery and administration of Abbott's BinaxNOW™ COVID-19 test for virtually guided at-home use.

  • Galapagos in its new commercialization  and  development  agreement  with Gilead for  Jyseleca®  (filgotinib) under which Galapagos assumes sole responsibility for Europe 

  • Abbott in its collaboration with Supersapiens to advance Abbott's Libre Sense Glucose Sport Biosensor, which is designed to help athletes better understand the correlation between their glucose levels and their athletic performance. 

  • BeiGene in its exclusive license agreement with Singlomics (Beijing DanXu) Biopharmaceuticals to develop, manufacture and commercialize Singlomics’ investigational anti-COVID-19 antibodies globally outside of greater China.

  • CytoSorbents in its collaboration with Terumo Cardiovascular to commercialize CytoSorb® in ten US hotspot states under the FDA's Emergency Use Authorization for COVID-19.

  • CytoSorbents in its agreements with InvoSurg and Surgical Partners to commercialize CytoSorb® in the US Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Florida under the FDA's Emergency Use Authorization for COVID-19. 

  • Abbott in its agreement with Tandem Diabetes Care to develop and commercialize integrated diabetes solutions that combine Abbott's FreeStyle Libre continuous glucose monitoring technology with Tandem's insulin delivery products to provide options to simplify and tailor diabetes management.

Professional Honors

  • Shortlisted for Innovative Lawyers Award Asia-Pacific, Practice of Law - Healthcare, to Baker McKenzie Healthcare & Life Sciences Group on COVID-19 Response, FT 2021 
  • IFLR Europe M&A Deal of the Year 2020, European Lifestars Deal of the Year 2019 (> GBP 500 million), and Best M&A Award Large-Cap Corporate Deal 2019 (Belgium) for the Galapagos - Gilead collaboration 
  • Dealmakers Award to Baker McKenzie Life Sciences Group, NJLJ Professional Excellence, 2020
  • Notable Practitioner, IFLR 1000, 2020
  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers New Jersey, 2020-2021
  • Rising Star, Healthcare: Life Sciences, The Legal 500 United States, 2019
  • Certified Licensing Professional, 2008-2023

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New York State Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Licensing Executives Society


  • New York~United States
  • New Jersey~United States
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office~United States


  • New York University (MBA, with distinction) (2012)
  • New York University School of Law (JD) (2012)
  • Rutgers University (BS Chemical Engineering, with Highest Honors) (1996)


  • English