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Gold - Individuals: litigation and transactions
With over 100 dedicated specialists based in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France and Spain, HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER is one of the most eminent IP outfits in Europe. It provides a wide range of patent services, but it is best known for its sterling cross-border litigation capabilities. For example, Brussels-based Liesbeth Weynants, Steven Cattoor and Benoît Strowel are representing Ceva Santé Animale in a large-scale cross-border dispute against Bayer, which spans across 17 jurisdictions and is believed to be the largest veterinary product patent case yet. In the words of one interviewee: “Liesbeth is exceptional when it comes to patent and regulatory matters. Thanks to her remarkable knowledge, she provides expert legal analyses and advice that will achieve her clients’ end goals.” The market is also unanimous in its praise for Cattoor and Strowel, both of whom are lauded as “Belgium’s top life sciences litigators”. “Steven offers sound, practical advice and produces high-quality work to a tight timeline. He has very solid judgement and is a pleasure to work with.” “Benoît is a major name in Belgium and France. His strategic perspective is highly regarded and he has excellent first-hand knowledge of the law, which he uses very creatively.” “When it comes to coordinating sophisticated, multi-jurisdictional patent litigation, Benoît and Steven are meticulous.”