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Rave reviews come pouring in for AWA: “There are few, if any firms, that can look beyond the patent, understand the legal concepts behind business decisions and see the bigger picture to the extent that AWA can; and its attorneys have what it takes to really dig deep.” The group has also extensive international reach: a new office in Norway has further cemented its presence in Scandinavia and complements further outposts in Belgium, China, Hong Kong, Switzerland and the Netherlands. Overseeing operations in Denmark is Sidsel Hauge, an astute manager who fosters a collaborative culture. She has an intuitive appreciation of complex technical issues and how best to turn them into easily digestible arguments for legal judges. In the mechanical sector, Eva Carlsson, Mikkel Roed Trier and Vibeke Warberg Rohde form a trio that is tough to beat. “Intelligent and responsive”, Carlsson is a prosecution pro who has been filing around the clock for some of the world’s largest building and construction companies. Roed Trier can “see the different angles of IP protection and factor in all the minute details at the same time. He is great at building relationships too”, and often consults with CEOs on strategic business decisions. IAM Patent 1000 newcomer Warberg Rohde is a familiar face before the EPO and regularly handles large volumes of applications from leading Chinese entities. Electronics briefs are deftly executed by Kim Garsdal Nielsen, a former search examiner at the EPO with a knack for developing evergreen protection. Life sciences and pharmaceutical companies rely on Helle Friis Svenstrup and Michael Bech Sommer respectively. The “responsive and experienced” Friis Svenstrup “always comes up with good solutions”; while Bech Sommer “has deep technical insights and always delivers on time, without exception”.