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.
Leading practitioners Alan Minsk of Arnall Golden Gregory and Koosje van Lessen Kloeke of Leijnse Artz explore recent developments in the life sciences regulation. They discuss the impact of regulatory changes in their jurisdictions, the significance of data protection law, levels of regulatory scrutiny and the legal market. To read the full discussion please click here. Furthermore, Kristina Nordlander, Vincenzo Salvatore and Pola Karolczyk of Sidley Austin explore the significant changes a recent plant protection case has had on the face of public access and regulatory data protection in the European Union. To read the full article please click here.
In this discussion Yuval Horn of Horn & Co Law Offices and Barclay Kamb of Cooley look at levels of M&A activity, the difficulty of securing venture capital and IPO funding in the current market, emerging jurisdictions and growth markets of interest, and key trends for the year ahead. To read the full discussion please click here. A trio of highly nominated practitioners from Reed Smith take an in-depth look at the probiotics sector; Nicola Maguire, John Wilkinson and Adam Lewington highlight the key issues to consider when undertaking a transaction involving probiotics. To read the full article please click here.
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