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Bronze - Individuals: infringement
The comprehensive IP offering at the German branch of multinational firm Clifford Chance has recently received a significant boost with the recent acquisition of Stefan Richter and Tobias Hessel from Hoyng Rokh Monegier. Peers rate both litigators as among the country’s very best, with “deep industry expertise”. The two worked side by side at their old practice for Huawei in the Good Kaisha IP Bridge case, and played a supporting role for Deutsche Telekom in a very prominent SEP/FRAND matter against Intellectual Ventures. Smart, strategic and experienced, the pair are a significant addition to the Clifford Chance team. Claudia Milbradt heads up the firm’s offering, and is a tech specialist. One important feature of the practice is its deep expertise in transactional work, from collaboration agreements to tech transfers and M&A due diligence. Milbradt’s expertise in these fields ensures her advice is always commercially salient, while her enforcement experience allows her to view deals with an eye to future litigation. Florian Reiling is a non-contentious specialist. He is especially well equipped to render contractual advice in pharmaceutical and healthcare-related multinational projects and transactions. However, he also brings his commercially astute counsel to a range of other industries.