DLA Piper strengthens Life Sciences sector with Johan Renes

DLA Piper has appointed Johan Renes as a partner in its Intellectual Property & Technology (IPT) group in Amsterdam. Johan joins the firm on 1 March 2017 from JPWaVE, a consultancy firm in the life sciences sector. Previously, Johan worked for Akzo Nobel and Vereenigde Octrooibureaux.

Johan is a qualified European patent attorney and provides general consultancy services to international clients in the life sciences sector. He has extensive experience in patent litigation and IP portfolio management, as well financing and IPOs in the bio-tech sector.

This appointment follows the appointment of  Paul Reeskamp as a partner in the Amsterdam IPT group in January 2016. Paul and Johan will work closely together advising clients in the bio-tech sector.

Bonella Ramsay, Global Co-Chair of the Life Sciences Sector, said: "Johan is a great addition to the team at DLA Piper. He is a highly regarded biotechnology patent and IP specialist who is operating at the level of a trusted advisor on IP strategy and litigation in the biotech arena.  His industry profile and extensive experience will enable us to strengthen our multi-jurisdictional practice, and, in particular, our work in the fast developing area of bio-tech. He will be a great asset as we build the global sector team further."

Johan Renes said: "I am looking forward to offering my clients in the life sciences sector the global capabilities and expertise of DLA Piper. This is an exciting time for the life sciences landscape and for DLA Piper's role within it. The firm has been a leader in the life sciences sector for many years and we will be working to strengthen that expertise even further in years to come."