In this edition, we recognise 145 leading copyright lawyers. They have distinguished themselves advising domestic and international clients on contentious and non-contentious copyright issues.
Colette Brady is a highly accomplished IP and litigation specialist report sources, with considerable expertise regarding copyright issues in the life sciences sector.
Carol Plunkett is lauded by market commentators as “a very knowledge practitioner” who is “very pleasant to work with”.
Laura Scott receives impressive recommendations for her practice which spans copyright, patent and trademark matters in the pharmaceutical, biotech and medical devices sectors.
Dana Blaer is a key name in the Romanian market who possesses “excellent knowledge and expertise as regards copyright and trademark protection”.
Ciprian Dragomir has “a prominent profile in the market” and is “highly experienced in providing legal assistance and legal representation in all types of intellectual property matters”.
Bogdan Halcu is a respected name in copyright, who is “very committed and helpful, patient and takes the time to properly and fully explain everything there is to know about the various options”.
Other Leading Individuals
Independent practitioner Michel Walter is held in high esteem by market commentators, who readily recommend him as “a famous Austrian copyright lawyer”.
Meinhard Ciresa of DDR Meinhard Ciresa comes with extensive endorsements for his practice, which focuses on a variety of copyright and trademark matters in the life sciences and IT sectors.
Louis Puts with LMBD is an acclaimed IP specialist, with sources stating that he is “a well-known practitioner and a great adversary in proceedings”.
Fencer’s Paul Maeyaert receives impressive recommendations for his “professionalism, calm, clear answers and friendly demeanour”.
Anamarija Stancic Petrovic at PETOŠEVIĆ is praised by commentators for her “intelligence, professionalism, and pragmatic commercial approach to matters”.
Ben Allgrove of Baker McKenzie sits among the foremost copyright specialists in the market and brings expertise with matters involving AI and technology disputes to his clients’ briefs.
Arthur Artinian with K & L Gates is praised for being “responsive and knowledgeable” and for providing clients with “clear and concise advice”.
Waterfront Solicitors’ Piers Strickland is a distinguished name in the English IP market, with sources endorsing him as “an excellent lawyer with a very innovative approach”.
Simon Chapman at Lewis Silkin possesses considerable expertise in the protection and enforcement of IP rights in the retail, engineering and finance sectors.
Simon Clark of Bristows is identified as a go-to litigator for copyright and design issues. He has impressive experience representing clients before the UK’s highest courts in IP rights disputes.
Delphine Brunet-Stoclet with Schmidt Brunet Litzler ranks among France’s top IP lawyers. She has nearly 30 years of experience representing clients in the media, advertising and fashion industries.
Gide Loyrette Nouel’s Raphaëlle Dequiré-Portier is respected by respondents for her “ability to find innovative ideas in very complicated situations”.
Patrick Baronikians at AMPERSAND Rechtsanwälte is a leading name in the German market for domestic and international IP matters. He is well versed in both contentious and non-contentious copyright issues.
Mattia Dalla Costa of CBA Studio Legale e Tributario is recognised as a strong IP lawyer, with over 20 years of experience representing clients in copyright, design and licensing matters.
Stefan Freytag with Straßer Ventroni Deubzer Freytag & Jäger receives comprehensive recommendations for his copyright expertise, which is sought after by domestic and international companies in the media and publishing sectors.
Harte-Bavendamm Rechtsanwälte’s Henning Harte-Bavendamm is a top name in the German copyright space, with over 40 years of experience advising clients on a range of copyright, competition and trademark matters.
Anne Bateman at Philip Lee Solicitors is recognised as a leading IP lawyer in Ireland, with impressive experience and skill with matters in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical devices sectors.
Peter Bolger of LK Shields leads the firm’s IP team, and comes highly recommended by sources for his handling of complex IP issues in Ireland and the EU.
John Cahir with A&L Goodbody is highlighted by peers for his considerable skill with contentious and non-contentious IP and technology briefs.
Beauchamp’s Maureen Daly is endorsed by respondents as a standout IP lawyer and go-to for major clients in the technology, pharmaceutical and retail sectors.
Ilmārs Šatovs of Šatovs Attorneys at Law enjoys strong recommendations for his practice thanks to his “professional approach to solving issues and his wide range of knowledge and experience”.
Christiaan Alberdingk Thijm with bureau Brandeis is a highly respected name in the Netherlands IP market, with sources endorsing him as “a fabulous copyright lawyer”.
Höcker Advocaten’s Jacqueline Seignette is endorsed by market commentators for her expertise in IP issues, and is described as “an excellent copyright lawyer for the media side of things”.
Sikke Kingma at Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn is sought after for his experience representing companies and public authorities in IP matters.
Advokatfirmaet Thommessen’s Camilla Vislie is “highly skilled and combines theoretical expertise with a practical and commercial assessment”.
Rune Opdahl at Advokatfirmaet Wiersholm has built a well-rounded IP practice, which encompasses the full range of copyright, patent and trademark matters in the media, technology, retail and pharmaceutical sectors.
Maciej Kubiak of Lesnodorski Slusarek & Partners receives glowing recommendations from peers for his IP practice, which is geared towards copyright matters in the media, film and technology industries.
Tomasz Targosz with Traple Konarski Podrecki i Wspólnicy enjoys a stellar reputation among peers in the IP space, with sources describing him as “one of the best IP practitioners in Poland”.
Hogan Lovells’ Gonzalo Gállego is a leading name in the Spanish IP market with a wealth of expertise in copyright, licensing and distribution matters.
Álvaro Bourkaib at Cuatrecasas is a favourite among peers and clients thanks to his consummate skill with copyright, trademark and design matters.
Sophia Spala of Setterwalls is appreciated by peers for being a “very knowledgeable practitioner and a pleasure to work with”.
Peter Mosimann at Wenger Plattner is singled out by market commentators as a go-to IP specialist in the Swiss market, with notable expertise in copyright and art law.
Magda Streuli-Youssef of Rentsch Partner is a pillar of the Swiss IP market, with over 40 years of experience litigating complex copyright, trademark and competition matters.
Bilge Derinbay with NSN Law Firm "has a deep knowledge of copyright law in Turkey and is highly client-oriented".
Maria Koval at Redcliffe Partners is a top-notch copyright lawyer in Ukraine, and “is known for her deep knowledge and practical expertise”.
Oleksandr Mamunya of Mamunya IP impresses peers and clients with the strength and depth of his IP practice, and “has vast experience in copyright enforcement matters”.
Yaroslav Ognevyuk with Sayenko Kharenko is a top-drawer lawyer with “considerable experience with copyright instructions”.
Antonio Murta Filho is appreciated by commentators for his “eye for detail” and his “strong analytical skills paired with a practical approach to matters”.
Íris Miranda de Sá Galvão provides clients with “agility and an entrepreneurial point of view” and possesses “a unique understanding of the entertainment and IP ecosystem globally”.
Luiza Duarte Pereira is “extremely organised, focused, professional, capable, available and has a sophisticated background when it comes to IP matters”.
Other Leading Individuals
From Hausheer Belgrano & Fernandez, Graciela Claudia Perez de Inzaurraga is endorsed for her leading work advising domestic and international companies on copyright protection and enforcement strategies.
Gaston Richelet of Richelet & Richelet is recommended as a standout IP lawyer whose practice offers the full range of IP services in the region.
Luís Fernando Matos Jr at Matos & Associados impresses with his adept handling of copyright, trademark and patent matters in the technology and media sectors.
José Roberto de Almeida with Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados is “a highly reliable IP lawyer” who “takes every matter seriously and provides comprehensive solutions”.
Catherine (Cat) Lovrics from Marks & Clerk is a leading IP lawyer who "sees relationships between factors in a legal analysis that are not easily apparent and brings them up at the drop of a dime".
Daniel Anthony at Smart & Biggar “offers strategies that align with his client’s business needs” and provides “excellent global market strategy”.
Dale Cendali with Kirkland & Ellis is a top-tier trial lawyer with a wealth of experience advising clients on contractual, copyright and advertising disputes.
Dorsey & Whitney’s Jeffrey Cadwell is a go-to name for digital content issues, copyright registration and IP protection.
Lauren Emerson of Leason Ellis is a “hard-working, thorough and professional advocate” with “great business sense”. She is “very knowledgeable on copyright law and a pleasure to deal with” according to clients.
Bruce Caine QC from Aickin Chambers is a leading IP specialist with vast experience handling sophisticated copyright disputes.
Ed Heerey QC with Nigel Bowen Chambers receives widespread praise for his top-notch work on copyright cases and opposition proceedings.
Warwick Rothnie from the Victorian Bar is “one of Australia’s leading copyright practitioners”. A peer adds, “He is a delight to work with on complex matters”.
At Lifang & Partners, Bin Zhang has amassed significant experience handling domestic and international copyright cases for an array of tech companies.
Guanbing Xie is well versed in navigating clients through technically complicated IP disputes.
George Chan at Simmons & Simmons is a “strong IP all-rounder” who is “excellent with clients”.
Zhen Feng of Hogan Lovells stands out as a “very smart, quick and efficient lawyer who produces top-quality work”.
Henry Wheare of Nixon Peabody CWL is “an incredibly smart lawyer” who “knows everything about IP law” and is “renowned for copyright matters”.
Peers have “only good things to say” about Eugene Low at Hogan Lovells thanks to his considerable experience advising clients across a broad range of industries on domain name and copyright issues.
The “highly experienced and well-regarded” Douglas Clark from Rouse is “incredibly good with clients” and “one of the smartest IP lawyers in the market”.
At Baker McKenzie, Loke-Khoon Tan is a “well-known name” in the market, revered for his profound understanding of IP rights and anti-counterfeiting matters.
Gabriela Kennedy of Mayer Brown is highlighted for her “clarity, professionalism and expertise”, excelling in copyright disputes and contract negotiations.
Endra Prabawa at Roosdiono & Partners is noted for his first-class work advising international clients on contract agreements, advertising issues and copyright disputes.
Won Kim at Kim & Chang is highly sought after in the gaming industry for his “connectivity with public institutions and deep understanding of IP and copyright law”.
At Allen & Gledhill, Stanley Lai SC is a distinguished litigator with “strong IP law expertise”. He is noted for his expert handling of high-profile data-related copyright disputes.
Ruby Tham from Drew & Napier provides “very timely and well-thought-out advice” to multinational corporations in high-stakes IP enforcement proceedings.