South East firm Thomas Eggar has promoted four new partners, up from two last year. The new partners are: Sarah Phillips in tax, Garry Ramsden in aviation, Robert Kenyon in dispute resolution and David Fanchi in real estate. The firm has also promoted 10 new associates, compared with six in 2008. Managing partner Tony Edwards said: “These lawyers are at the forefront of the drive to establish ourselves as a leading law firm in the region.” The new partners were split between the firm’s London, Newbury and Southampton offices.
When it comes to intellectual property disputes, going down the litigation route isn’t always the best option. Gary Fern argues that protecting patents is best done through arbitration Intellectual property (IP) disputes involving cross-border multi-jurisdiction patent litigation can be very amenable to utilising mediation or arbitration methodologies. IP, and patents in particular, are increasingly pan-European […]