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Niri Shanmuganathan

LinkedInNiri Shanmuganathan

Niri Shan is head of Taylor Wessing's Intellectual Property group in the UK and is regarded as one of the leading lawyers in the fields of soft IP and media by independent directories.

Graham Hann

LinkedInGraham Hann

Graham is a member of the Intellectual Property group and head of the UK games and eGaming practice. Graham previously worked in the software industry and was head of legal at a mobile internet business.

IP & Media

Mark Owen

LinkedInMark Owen

Mark is partner and head of our IP & Media group in th eUK. He is is a leading specialist in intellectual property and information law.

Chris Benson

LinkedIn Chris Benson

Chris heads the Trade Marks Prosecution group in the UK and advises on both contentious and non-contentious issues with particular emphasis on trade marks, passing-off, copyright, brand management, licensing, merchandising and sponsorship.
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Nick Cody

LinkedInNick Cody

Nick is a senior executive in the IP & Media group. For the last 30 years he has had a particular focus on product liability/consumer protection work, notably in the food sector.

Tim Pinto

LinkedInTim Pinto

Tim is senior counsel and head of the firm's Publishing group. Tim's legal expertise combines media, intellectual property and advertising.

Adam Rendle

LinkedInAdam Rendle

Adam Rendle is a senior associate focussing on rights and responsibilities in media and creative industries.

Roland Mallinson

LinkedIn Roland Mallinson

Roland is a partner in the IP & Media group who has a particular focus on litigation and disputes relating to trade marks, designs, copyright and domain names, the management of global brand portfolios and devising and supporting anti-counterfeiting strategies.
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Charles Lloyd

LinkedInCharles Lloyd

Charles is a partner in the IP & Media group and practices across the full range of intellectual property advertising and sport in transactions regulations and disputes.


Sibylle Gierschmann

LinkedIn Sibylle Gierschmann

Sibylle is a partner in our Munich office and a heads the Technology, Communications and Media group in Germany. Sibylle specialises in IT, media and data protection law.

Dirk Wieddekind

LinkedInDirk Wieddekind

Dirk is a partner in the Trade Marks and Designs group based in Germany. He advises on all aspects of intellectual property law, both contentious and non-contentious.

Thorsten Troge

XingDr. Thorsten Troge

Thorsten is a partner based in our Hamburg office who advises clients on all aspects of intellectual property rights, unfair competition law including trademarks law and protection of copyrights.

Katharina Reuer

Katharina Reuer

Katharina is a senior associate in the Trade Marks and Designs group based in Germany.


Gabrielle Christiansen

Gabrielle Christiansen

Gabrielle is an associate based in our Paris office specialising in intellectual property in the entertainment industry.


Przemysław Walasek

LinkedIn Przemysław Walasek

Przemysław is a partner in our Copyright and Media group based in our Warsaw office in Poland.

Martin Prohaska-Marchried

LinkedInMartin Prohaska-Marchried

Martin is a partner in the Trade Marks and Designs group based in our Vienna office in Austria.

Ján Lazur

Ján Lazur

Ján Lazur is a partner focussing on Trade Marks, Copyright and Media based in our Bratislava office in Slovakia.

IT, Telecoms and Competition

Vinod Bange

LinkedIn Vinod Bange

Vin is a partner in the IT, Telecoms and Competition group and has specialised in data protection and information law matters for over ten years.

Sally Annereau

LinkedInSally Annereau

Sally, a former employee of the Information Commissioner's office, is senior data protection advisor, specialising in information law matters.

Debbie Heywood

Debbie Heywood

Debbie Heywood is a professional support lawyer in the Technology group and focuses on communications, the internet and IT related issues.

Louisa Penny

LinkedInLouisa Penny

Louisa is senior counsel specialising in all aspects of EU and UK competition law, including public procurement, anti-dumping and state aid.


Valérie Aumage

LinkedInValérie Aumage

Valérie is a partner in our Paris office and specialises in information technology and personal data.


Tobias Schelinski

Tobias Schelinski

Tobias is a partner in the IT and Telecoms group in Germany. He specialises in software licence and distribution law, data protection law, games law and e- and m-commerce law.

Timo Stellpflug

LinkedInTimo Stellpflug

Timo is a salary partner in the IT and Telecoms group in Germany. Timo supports clients in general legal issues as well as in contentious and non-contentious matters.

Paul Voigt

Paul Voigt

Paul is a salary partner in the IT and Telecoms group. Paul focuses on IT contractual law, data protection law, e-commerce and m-commerce, software licensing and gaming and gambling law.


Andreas Schütz

Andreas Schütz

Andreas is a partner in our Vienna office in Austria and specialises in Copyright and Media Law and IT and Telecoms.


Malcolm Bates

LinkedInMalcolm Bates

Malcolm is a partner in the Patents group and and Head of Life Sciences in the UK.

Chris Thornham

Chris Thornham

Chris is a partner in the Patents group and focuses on technologies, including software, telecommunications, medical devices, industrial chemistry, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology.

James Marshall

LinkedInJames Marshall

James Marshall is a partner in the Patents group. He acted in patent and other IP litigation for clients in a wide range of sectors including telecommunications, electronics and hi-fi.

Paul England

LinkedInPaul England

Paul is a senior associate and professional support lawyer in the Patents group and focuses on Life Sciences and Pharmaceutical Law.

Talitha Shkopiak

Talitha Shkopiak

Talitha is a senior associate in our Patents group and specialises in advising on transactional and commercial matters, especially those with a significant intellectual property element.


Dietrich Kamlah

Dietrich Kamlah

Dietrich is a partner and specialises in patent law and other IP law matters with a technology focus.

Verena Bertram

Verena Bertram

Verena is a senior associate in the Patents group based in our Munich Office. Her focus is mainly in the field of IT and Life Sciences.

Matthias Hülsewig

Matthias Hülsewig

Matthias is a partner in our Düsseldorf office and a member of the Patents group. Matthias specialises in contentious and non-contentious patent work for national and international companies.

Employment and Pensions

Rachel Farr

LinkedInRachel Farr

Rachel is a professional support lawyer in the Employment, Pensions & Mobility group. Before becoming a PSL, she was an associate specialising in all types of employment work.