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Silver - Individuals: litigation
A prominent name in the Dutch, and international, IP space, Bird & Bird has been on a growth trajectory in the Netherlands since bringing Tjibbe Douma on board in 2021, and by adding a second Amsterdam office to its already vast global network. The former Dentons lawyer “is a valuable asset to any company and a never-ending fountain of knowledge. He is an outstanding analyst, an excellent litigator and a joy to work with: kind, patient and always available.” He is joined in Amsterdam by IP department head Wouter Pors, who has recently been assisting Ablynx, a subsidiary of Sanofi, in its patent dispute against Unilever. In The Hague, Armand Killan and Marc van Wijngaarden are the names to note. “In technically complex cases, Killan is best known for his ability to get through the details and home in on matters of utmost importance while van Wijngaarden has a knack for coordinating cross-border disputes in a seamless and efficient fashion.” Together, they have been representing AB InBev against its primary competitor, Heineken, in the bag-in-bottle technologybattle.