On 1 January 2009 Roel Nieuwdorp, Carl Bevernage and Wilfred Goris joined forces to establish the law firm Nieuwdorp Bevernage Goris (NBGOlex) in Brussels and Antwerp.
Christian Hilti has joined the patent litigation firm Rentsch & Partner.
Finnish firms Borenius & Kemppinen and Aminoff & Weissenberg Attorneys have merged.
Law firms Bofill Mir Abogados and Alvarez Hinzpeter Jana Abogados will merge on 1 March 2009.
A group of approximately 100 lawyers, including 40 partners, from Thacher Proffitt & Wood LLP has departed for Sonnenschien Nath & Rosenthal LLP, increasing Sonnenschien's headcount to approximately 800 lawyers.
Pharmaceutical corporation Pfizer has appointed Bradley Lerman as the senior vice president of litigation.
Yahoo will be hiring a new IP head following the departure of Joseph Siino.
Timothy Pohl will be leaving Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP in January 2009 to join the restructuring group at financial services firm Lazard as managing director.
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