The IP STARS research team keeps a close watch on lateral hires, departures and other developments in firms and companies. Below is a roundup of some of the people moves and firm/company news in the EMEA region this year.


Denmark Marianne Johansen  Chas Hude Aera Jan 2020
Sweden Stefan Widmark Kastell  Westerberg & Partners Jan 2020
Sweden Bodhil Ehlers  Kastell  Westerberg & Partners Jan 2020
UK Ian MacLeod Carpmaels & Ransford J A Kemp Jan 2020
UK Frederick Mostert Richemont Bird & Bird Jan 2020
UK Peter Finnie Gill Jennings & Every Potter Clarkson Jan 2020
UK Fiona Stevens  Gill Jennings & Every  Potter Clarkson Jan 2020
UK Alexandrine Huck-Ananou Quinn Emanuel COYA Partners Jan 2020
UK Colin Lobban Dyson EIP Feb 2020
UK Gareth Probert HGF EIP Feb 2020
UK Nick Manley Nicholas Manley HGF March 2020
UK Monika Rai Mathys & Squire EIP April 2020
Germany Ina vom Feld Simmons & Simmons Herbert Smith Freehills April 2020
UK Paul Joseph RPC Norton Rose Fulbright May 2020
UK Caroline Pigott Ancient Hume HGF June 2020
Spain José Miguel Lissén Arbeloa  Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Bird & Bird  June 2020


COUNTRY                                           FIRM/COMPANY NEWS MONTH/YEAR
UK Trade mark expert Frederick Mostert joined Bird & Bird as of Counsel Jan 2020
Germany Novagraaf and PAVIS launched an IP service provider company called NovumIP Jan 2020
Italy Luca Giove and Aurelio Richichi launched a new IP boutique, GR Legal Jan 2020
Russia Rouse appointed Yana Tsygankova as its new country manager for Russia Jan 2020
UK Maucher Jenkins promoted Tanya Buckley to partner Jan 2020
Luxembourg Pronovem in Luxembourg becomes Aronova Jan 2020
Jersey CPA Global appointed David Cramer as CEO and Paul Woolf as CFO and COO Feb 2020
Russia CMS hired three IP associates, eg Irina Shurmina, from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner Feb 2020
UK HGF hired Rigel Moss McGrath (Manchester) and Kerry Rees (London) as partners Feb 2020
UK Reddie & Grose's senior partner Nick Marlow has retired March 2020
Sweden Thor Mosaker took over from Magnus Hallin as AWA's CEO March 2020
Saudi Arabia SMAS-IP formally changed its name to Baianat Intellectual Property April 2020
UK Reddie & Grose promoted MIP's Rising Star Dale Carter to partner April 2020
UK Tech partner Graeme Maguire appointed as chair of Bird & Bird's board April 2020
UK EIP promoted MIP's Rising Star Gemma Wooden to partner April 2020
UK Withers & Rogers promoted MIP's Rising Star Mark Caddle to partner April 2020
UK Wiggin promoted MIP's Rising Star John Colbourn to partner April 2020
UK HGF promoted Jamie Thomson and MIP’s Rising Star Nienke Lubben to partner May 2020
Norway AWA launched a new office in Oslo, Norway which will be led by Carsten Lous May 2020


More firm news and people moves

Read our previous coverage here.