DLA Piper has been appointed as principal external legal adviser to Heineken UK in a first for the UK brewing and pub giant.
The three-year appointment will see the firm acting for Heineken across the full range of legal work in the UK, including property, litigation, intellectual property, corporate and employment law.
The relationship will be managed by John McKinlay, a partner in DLA Piper’s intellectual property and technology practice, and Hazel Moffat, partner in the firm’s litigation and regulatory team.
Although DLA Piper will carry out the large majority of work itself, at the request of Heineken UK licensing work will continue to be carried out by Flint Bishop LLP and recoveries (and associated recoveries work) will continue to be carried out by TLT LLP. The services provided by these firms will be managed by DLA Piper.