FFW boosts fledgling German office

Field Fisher Waterhouse (FFW) has continued its expansion in continental Europe with the hire of two new IP/IT partners in Hamburg.

The firm has brought in Felix Wittern from AOL Deutschland, where he was deputy general counsel, and Alexandra von Bismarck from German firm Harmsen Utescher.

Wittern will be responsible for developing FFW’s technology practice in Germany, whereas von Bismarck will focus on trademark and licensing work.

FFW launched its German office last month with the hire of four partners from former German alliance firm Buse Heberer Fromm.

The move was part of a European expansion plan that included the launch of an office in Brussels and tie-ups with Italian firm La Scala e Associati and Spanish firm Jimenez de Parga abogados