RPC appoints Ashurst IP/IT partner
Reynolds Porter Chamberlain (RPC), the City law firm, have appointed IP/IT specialist Jeremy
Drew as a partner in their commercial division. Jeremy, who is currently a partner at Ashurst, will
help spearhead RPC's fast-growing IP/IT practice.
Identified by Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession 2005/2006 as an up and coming IP/IT lawyer, Jeremy specialises in UK and international IP disputes, including trademarks and copyright. He has particular experience in the technology sector, especially disputes arising from IT systems supply and services contracts. In 2005 he advised Apax Partners and Sunshine Acquisitions on the IP aspects of their £574m takeover offer for HIT, the company behind children's characters Bob the Builder and Thomas the Tank Engine.
Says RPC Chief Executive Adrian Martin: "IP and IT are areas of increasing focus for us and we are handling some really weighty and high profile IP matters. Jeremy is a great lawyer and will bring a lot of expertise to a strong team."
Jeremy's appointment brings RPC's IP/IT practice to 10 partners and their teams and follows on the heels of the appointment of Hammonds US and UK qualified patent and trademark specialist, Kathy Harris, in 2005.
Adrian Martin, Chief Executive
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