Eversheds Sutherland has bolstered its global IP capability with the arrival of Ashurst’s UK Head of IP, Partner David Wilkinson.

David has more than twenty years’ experience advising clients on a variety of IP and technology-related disputes and transactions involving patents, trademarks, copyright, designs and confidential information. His focus crosses an array of different sectors including financial services, FinTech, consumer goods, technology and media.

David regularly handles non-contentious IP issues such as the assignment and licensing of intellectual property rights and IP aspects of corporate transactions. He is also a Solicitor-Advocate, representing clients in IP litigation before the English courts and the Court of Justice of the European Union

Prior to joining Ashurst, David headed global law firm Clyde & Co’s intellectual property team and was also previously a Partner at Bristows in London.

David is described as ‘extremely experienced, flexible in his thinking, personable, generous with his time, practical and understands his clients’ by legal industry directory, Legal 500. The directory adds that he is also ‘a very professional, tough and an effective negotiator‘.

Simon Crossley, Co-Head of Global Commercial, Eversheds Sutherland, said:

“David’s arrival brings with it many significant strategic benefits to our IP capability and, in turn, our clients. His impressive levels of industry experience and legal technical excellence add notable bench-strength and depth to our existing offering, enabling us as a global team to fully realise our strategy to focus on providing an enhanced level of client service and knowledge on which our clients, and our corporate colleagues, can draw. We’re thrilled to welcome him on board.”

David Wilkinson said:

“I couldn’t be more delighted to be joining Eversheds Sutherland. The IP team is clearly ambitious and is keen to build on its capability to meet the needs of its increasing client base. I’m thoroughly looking forward to adding my different skills and experience to the existing offering, helping the group to drive that ambition forward and working closely with my new colleagues across the firm to build a market-leading practice.”

About Eversheds Sutherland:

As a global top 10 law practice, Eversheds Sutherland provides legal services to a global client base ranging from small and mid-sized businesses to the largest multinationals, acting for 61 of the FTSE 100, 70 of the Fortune 100 and 128 of the Fortune 200.

With more than 3,000 lawyers, Eversheds Sutherland operates in more than 70 offices in over 30 jurisdictions across Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the United States. In addition, a network of more than 200 related law firms, including formalized alliances in Latin America, Asia Pacific and Africa, provide support around the globe.



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