Leading Islamic finance lawyer Philip Hyde has joined K&L Gates working out of its Tokyo and Hong Kong offices.
Following an announcement in February, leading Australian firms Thomsons Lawyers and Herbert Geer have combined their respective practices to create Thomson Geer – an 80 partner law firm with offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide.
German trademark lawyer Andreas Ebert-Weidenfeller has joined Meissner Bolte in Bremen, Germany.
Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI), a leading plant health products company, has appointed Linda Moore in its newly created general counsel position. She is based in the company’s Davis, California headquarters and took up her position in March 2014.
Marcin Tomasik, a renowned life sciences practitioner, has launched Tomasik Jaworski SP (TJSP) in Poland with the help of four leading experts.
Leading business crime defence lawyer Laurence Urgenson joins the white collar defence and compliance group Mayer Brown in Washington, DC.
In this section of our publication we bring together Gill Grassie of Brodies, David Gindler of Irell & Manella, Simon Dack of Hoyng Monegier, Trevor Cook of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr (our most highly regarded practitioner in the world in this field) and Johanna Lilja of Roschier to explore the key issues facing patent litigation experts. They discuss volume of work, the importance of a global footprint for firms, the question of patentable subject matter and the future of the sector. To read the full discussion please click here. We also feature an article by Christoper Stothers of Arnold & Porter, which examines recent developments in supplementary protection certificates. To read the full article please click here.
Four of the world's top practitioners look at the key issues in this area of specialism; Ina Brock of Hogan Lovells, Andrey Zelenin of Lidings, Isabel Foley of Arthur Cox and Gordon McKee of Blake Cassels & Graydon talk about the challenges of the internationalisation of cases, regulatory developments, levels of medical device litigation and the importance of experience to excel as a practitioner in this sector. To read the full discussion please click here.
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