Dr Teresa Nicoletti – Mills Oakley (Australia)


Dr Teresa Nicoletti is a dual-qualified PhD-qualified scientist and lawyer and is recognised as one of Australia’s leading legal practitioners in the health and life sciences sectors, particularly in the therapeutic goods space in which she has operated for more than 25 years.She holds the highest Band 1 ranking for Life Sciences in Chambers Asia Pacific and is listed in Legal 500 for Intellectual Property and Best Lawyers for Health & Aged Care, Life Sciences and Biotechnology. She is also three-time winner of the Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year in Health award, including in 2022, and numerous other awards relating to her legal practice and training.Teresa is regarded as Australia’s leading practitioner in the regulation of medicinal cannabis and hemp and is well-recognised as one of the pioneers of the developing framework in Australia. Since 2014, she has strongly advocated for a facilitative legal and regulatory framework which provides access to high quality, safe and affordable medicinal cannabis to patients who may benefit from it. In 2020, she co-founded the Australian Medicinal Cannabis Association, whose vision is to see Australia leading the world in high quality, affordable and accessible medicinal cannabis.In her day-to-day legal practice, Teresa leads Mills Oakley’s Health and Life Sciences team, which provides broad advice to clients across their businesses, and draws on her unique mix of legal, regulatory, scientific and commercial expertise to obtain the best possible outcomes. She represents clients regularly in dealings with the Therapeutic Goods Administration, Office of Drug Control, state and territory health and food authorities, and other federal, state and territory regulatory authorities.In addition to her legal practice at Mills Oakley, Teresa has a strong administrative law background, having been a senior member of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal since 2006. She is also a board director of a number of companies in the health and life sciences sector, with a strong focus on corporate governance and compliance.

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