Welcome to the Managing IP’s Rising Stars page

Managing IP launched its official Rising Stars list in 2018 (read more here). This special list recognises some of the best up-and-coming IP practitioners below partner level who contributed to the success of their firms and clients. Although selection is primarily based on an individual’s contributions and expertise, we can also take account of activities in the IP community.

The individuals we select as rising stars typically have less than 10 years post-qualification experience and are below partner or equivalent level. However, in certain circumstances we can consider and rank individuals with more than 10 years of experience and new junior partners. The list is based on the information obtained during the research for the IP STARS rankings and MIP Awards programme. There may be individuals who became partners or moved firms during or after the research period.

The Rising Stars publication complements the Corporate IP Stars (for in-house IP practitioners) and the Top 250 Women in IP (the leading female IP practitioners in private practice), all of which are produced by the IP STARS research team.

For the avoidance of doubt, Managing IP’s Rising Stars publication is not connected to or influenced by the Euromoney Legal Media Group Rising Stars Awards programme. Furthermore, the fact that someone is mentioned in our firm editorial does not guarantee ranking.

IP STARS research is conducted rigorously and impartially. No firm or individual can pay to be ranked or win Managing IP’s awards. There is no fee to participate in our research. Firms and individuals can pay to publish their profile and practice information on this website.

Read our methodology for the firm rankings and individual practitioner listings here.


Rising Stars 2020 announcement date

The 2020 list will be announced in September 2020.