James & Wells brings in Mark Williams as a partner

James & Wells appointed Mark Williams as a partner in its trade mark practice in Australia. Williams has nearly three decades of experience working in various IP firms specialising in trade mark protection and portfolio management work.

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas enhances its dispute resolution team

Lomesh Kiran Nidumuri has joined Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas as a disputes partner. He was previously a partner at IndusLaw.

Simmons & Simmons hires new partner in Singapore

Simmons & Simmons hired Yingyu Wang as a partner in Singapore. Wang, who was previously with Taylor Vinters Via, is a TMT and IP law specialist.

Rajah & Tann launches new IP practice

Rajah & Tann Asia launched its IP practice in Thailand. The firm hired Nuttaphol Arammuang a a partner to lead the practice.



McDermott Will & Emery launches Austin office with eight new partners

McDermott Will & Emery hired eight partners from Baker Botts to launch its office in Austin. Baker Botts’ former IP practice leader Kevin Meek will head the office. The team includes Syed Fareed, Stephen Hash, Paula Heyman, Brian Oaks, Margaret Sampson, Nick Schuneman and Brett Thompsen.



Accura hires new partner

Accura hired attorney Søren Chr Søborg Andersen as a partner in its IP & Life Sciences practice. Andersen, who was a senior associate at Bech-Bruun, specialises in pharmaceutical patent disputes.

Taylor Wessing strengthens in the Benelux

IP litigator Patricia Cappuyns joined Taylor Wessing as a partner in its IP practice in Belgium. Cappuyns came from Fox IP, a firm she established in 2020. The firm also welcomed back patent litigator Charlotte Garnitsch in the Netherlands earlier this year. This development follows the departure of Judith Krens to Pinsent Masons in the Netherlands.

Eversheds Sutherland appoints new co-head of global IP

Eversheds Sutherland appointed IP/ICT partner Emmanuel Ronco as the global co-head of IP. Ronco is based in the firm’s Paris office.

Klaas Bisschop becomes a judge

IP Star Klaas Bisschop has left Hogan Lovells after two decades to train as a Court of Appeal judge in Amsterdam.

Christopher Tehrani joins Schjødt

Christopher Tehrani, the former head of patent litigation at Cirio Law Firm, has joined Schjødt as a partner. Tehrani specialises in IP disputes, especially in the life sciences sector.

Brinkhof welcomes IP law professor

Brinkhof hired Bernt Hugenholtz, a professor of IP law at the University of Amsterdam, as a counsel in its IP practice. Hugenholtz is best known for his expertise in copyright law.

Bird & Bird opens in Dublin

Bird & Bird appointed IP/technology lawyer Deirdre Kilroy and data protection lawyer Anna Morgan to lead its new office in Dublin, Ireland. Kilroy joined from Matheson while Morgan was previously with the Irish Data Protection Commission.

Westerberg & Partners hires Wendela Hårdemark

Westerberg & Partners hired Wendela Hårdemark from MAQS as a partner in its IP practice. Hårdemark specialises in IP disputes.

Simon Malynicz KC returns to Hogarth Chambers

Soft IP barrister Simon Malynicz KC has re-joined Hogarth Chambers, where he spent the first decade of his legal career. Malynicz was previously with Three New Square, where he dealt with notable trade mark disputes for clients such as SkyKick, Nestlé and Interflora.

Sonder IP and Andrew Clay join forces

Sonder IP and Andrew Clay merged to establish a new IP law firm called Sonder & Clay. The new firm will offer a range of IP services. 

Paul Hastings hires youngest High Court judge

Jason Raeburn joined Paul Hastings’ London office as a partner and leader of its IP practice. Raeburn specialises in trade secrets and copyright disputes. He also sits as a deputy master in the English High Court, becoming the youngest judge in the Chancery Division.


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