Bristows associates Dominic Adair, Jeremy Blum and Adrian Sim have been promoted to the partnership, effective 1 May 2014.
Adair will be working principally in the areas of patent litigation, life sciences and biosimilars. He trained with Bristows and qualified in September 2004. His background in natural sciences and zoology gives him an in-depth understanding of the issues facing the pharmaceutical industry.
Blum works in brands litigation. He is an intellectual property (IP) specialist and has advised on many contentious matters involving patents, trademarks, copyright and confidential information. He has advised on a number of high-profile trademark disputes before the High Court. In addition, Blum is trained as an advocate and has appeared in a number of High Court and IP tribunals in New Zealand.
Sim is an information technology specialist and will be helping to further develop the firm’s digital media practice. He joined the IT practice at Bristows in 2008 from the technology group of a large Australian law firm.
The promotions follow the arrival of partner Rosemary Choueka earlier this year from Lawrence Graham. Rosemary specialises in EU and UK competition law and is also well known for her public procurement work having advised both public and private sector bodies on procurement in the context of projects including business services, technology, infrastructure, regeneration, housing, development, leisure, culture and heritage.