DLA Piper appoints leading patent litigation lawyer in the Netherlands

DLA Piper has appointed Paul Reeskamp as a partner in its Intellectual Property & Technology (IPT) group. Paul joins the firm together with associate Marijn van der Wal on 1 January 2016 from top tier Dutch IP boutique, Klos Morel Vos & Reeskamp, where he was a partner and headed up the patent litigation group. Prior to that, Paul was a partner and Head of the Amsterdam IP group at Allen & Overy. 

Paul is a market leading IP litigator, with particular expertise in patent litigation having acted on a number of high profile, cross-border disputes. Paul has worked across a range of industries, including biotech, telecoms and pharmaceuticals. Multi-jurisdictional (biotech) patent litigation is a key element of his practice and his clients include national Dutch companies as well as international blue chip companies in a wide range of industries including biotechnology, pharmaceutical, dredging and off shore, the financial sector as well as the fast moving consumer goods industries.

Paul Hopman, Country Managing Partner of DLA Piper in the Netherlands, said: “Paul is one of the few leading legal professionals in the field of patent litigation in the Netherlands. His broad expertise will strengthen our firm's IPT practice group and we look forward to welcoming him to the Amsterdam office.” 

Niels Mulder, Netherlands Head of IPT at DLA Piper, added: “We are delighted to welcome Paul to the firm. He is a well-known and highly regarded patent litigation lawyer with a standout market reputation who will complement and develop our existing top-tier IP practice. Paul brings enormous specialized expertise and accomplishments to the firm and shares our focus and commitment which makes him a great  asset for the firm and our clients.”.

Stephane Lemarchand, International Group Head IP & Technology of DLA Piper, commented: “For me Paul  is internationally-minded and a very experienced senior lawyer which makes him a good fit for the firm. With his impressive experience and  reputation, Paul is a trusted advisor for a set of well-established clients across a number of sectors. As a firm, we are committed to offering a top-notch European patent practice when the Unified Patent court system comes into effect and Paul will be a significant addition to our team”.  

Paul Reeskamp: “It is great to become part of the DLA Piper firm. Its international patent litigation capacity offers a unique platform for handling cross border patent litigation and also to serve our clients when the Unified Patent Court will go live. Also on a national level, the Dutch IP group of DLA Piper has a great reputation and I am very glad to join them.”