In brief: Clifford Chance IP expert goes to Pinsents

Clifford Chance intellectual property specialist Cerys Wyn Davies has quit the City for the Birmingham office of Pinsent Curtis. Wyn Davies, who joins as a partner, qualified in 1985 and later developed an IP team within Clifford Chance's commercial department. She handled all non-litigious aspects of IP and IT work and provided advice on the privatisation of both the British Technology Group and British Rail. Wyn Davies said she was attracted to the firm because it provided an opportunity to jointly develop an area of work “critical” to the success of UK and international companies and research establishments.