Chris K Hamer

Partner at Mathys & Squire LLP

Chris K Hamer is one of the world’s leading chemistry attorneys and widely considered as an expert in the field of ionic liquids and related technologies, although his expertise extends to numerous chemistry-related technology areas, in particular food chemistry, natural food supplements, biochemicals, polymers, materials sciences, absorbent articles, catalytic processes and petrochemical technologies.

Mr Hamer has many years’ experience of drafting, prosecution, infringement and validity, and commercialisation of university intellectual property and global IP strategy advice, including freedom to operate, licensing advice, entitlement disputes and competitor monitoring. Mr Hamer is also highly experienced in opposition and appeal procedures before the EPO and represents companies such as BP, Petronas, AAK, D3O, Queen’s University Belfast, QUILL and Smiths Group PLC. He is also experienced in High Court proceedings, having worked on matters including QinetiQ v GEODynamics, Tech 21 v Design Blue Limited and DynaEnergetics GmbH v GEODynamics.

Mr Hamer is highly regarded for his pragmatic commercial expertise, which has helped his clients to grow from small and medium-sized enterprises to valuations in excess of £300 million. He is also actively involved in advising on international strategy for Petronas’s highly acclaimed mercury removal processes. Clients have praised Mr Hamer for his “high-quality advice on patents involving a chemistry angle” and “outstanding business acumen”, describing him as “an outstanding lawyer” thanks to his “combination of industry knowledge and attention to detail”. He has been applauded for being “an anchor in the toughest negotiations, he is consistent and concise with his advice. Chris is a truly remarkable combination of technical talent and client care.”

Mr Hamer is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association and the Licensing Executives Society and is often invited to lecture at universities and conferences. He also heads up Mathys & Squire’s China team. He has an honours degree in chemistry from Bristol University. Before joining Mathys & Squire in 2004, Mr Hamer spent two years working for a German firm of patent attorneys in Munich.

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Mathys & Squire LLP
The Shard
32 London Bridge Street
London SE1 9SG
United Kingdom

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