Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner has announced the official opening of its new offices in London, whilst also confirming that its office in Brussels, Belgium, will close.
The American intellectual property (IP) firm’s city of London office – located at 16 Old Bailey – opened earlier this week. It will be headed up by Anthony Tridico, formerly a managing partner at the Brussels office, and will house other lawyers practising UK and US law.
It also revealed that the new office would focus primarily on strengthening its patent practice in Europe.
The Brussels office will close once the firm has settled into the new building, and the logistical elements of transferring across have been completed.
It’s been anticipated that this will happen early next year (2014).
Tridico, London managing partner, spoke about the opening of the new location.Â He said: “We’re focused on the expansion of our European patent practice and having a strong presence in London is a definitive sign of our commitment to the market.
“We’ve already hired new European patent attorneys who’ll be joining us in the coming weeks and months, and look forward to continued growth. The combination of a US and European patent practice offers greater opportunity and options for our clients.”
By: Kirsty MacGregor
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