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Martha   Smit

Martha Smit *

Partner Fasken
Jurisdiction South Africa, 2010
Language(s) English, Afrikaans
Office(s) Johannesburg

Martha Smit is a partner in our Johannesburg office and a member of the firm’s Life Sciences practice group.

Qualified as both a registered nurse and lawyer, Martha brings compelling experience in the legal, medical and pharmaceutical industries.

Having practiced as a litigation attorney and legal advisor in the corporate sector as well as coordinating clinical data trials for an international pharmaceutical company, she is able to bring the best of both worlds in finding innovative solutions for clients and businesses in the Life Sciences area.

Martha’s practical experience of having worked across a number of professional health bodies and corporates has afforded her first-hand knowledge and an in-depth understanding of the challenges, opportunities and regulatory environments of this sector. 

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  • LLB University of the Free State
  • B. Soc. Sc., Nursing University of the Free State

Memberships & Affiliations

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Speaker Cannabis in South Africa: Flying high or coming down quickly? SAPHEX 2019
Speaker Market entry in the South African Pharmaceutical Industry: the “why” and “how” CSIR Biomanufacturing Industry Development Centre (BIDC)
    Fasken is incorporated in South Africa as Bell Dewar Inc. (Registration No. 1995/004675/21). The term ‘partner’ in relation to Fasken is used to refer to a partner of Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP who is also a director, employee or consultant of Bell Dewar Inc. with equivalent standing and qualifications.


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