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Top patents lawyer joins Gibson Dunn Orange County

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher has landed the services of William Rooklidge, a former intellectual property partner at Jones Day.

Squire Patton Boggs welcomes dispute resolution team in Paris

Valérie Ravit

Life sciences expert Valérie Ravit has joined the Paris office of Squire Patton Boggs along with a team of four.

Law firm merger creates leading Latin American firm

Latin American firms Philippi Yrarrazaval Pulido & Brunner Abogados (Chile) and Prietocarrizosa (Colombia) have merged to create one of the region’s largest law firms, with Uría Menéndez acquiring a 30 per cent stake of the new firm.

Lefosse Advogados hires disputes resolution team in São Paulo

Lefosse Advogados has hired the former head of arbitration at Veirano Advogados, Pedro Maciel, along with partner Carlo Verona and 14 associates.

Mark Holah officially joins Bird & Bird in London

Top trademarks lawyer Mark Holah has joined Bird & Bird as a partner in its London office. He was previously head of the trademark and brand protection group at Field Fisher Waterhouse, where he served for 13 years.

Covington & Burling welcomes competition expert Brussels

Andrea Zulli

Andrea Zulli, a competition expert based in Brussels, has joined Covington & Burling as of counsel serving in the firm’s EU competition group. He previously headed the Italian antitrust and competition group at Norton Rose Fulbright.

Abhijit Joshi establishes Veritas Legal in Mumbai

After 14 years at AZB & Partners, leading corporate lawyer Abhijit Joshi has left to establish his own practice. Veritas Legal in Mumbai will be a large full-service firm comprising two partners and several senior associates and associates.

Liad Whatstein & Co is launched in Israel

Liad Whatstein, the former head of litigation at Dr Shlomo Cohen & Co, has left to establish his own firm, Liad Whatstein & Co. The boutique will provide services in all aspects of IP including patent infringement and oppositions, patent term extensions, trademark enforcement and anti-counterfeiting, as well as patent and trademark prosecution.

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