Pinsent Masons hires patent/IP litigator in Amsterdam
Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons has hired patent litigation specialist, Arjan Reijns, into its Amsterdam office as it strengthens its pan-European life sciences capabilities.
Legal director Arjan will boost the firm’s Amsterdam-based Technology, Science and Industry (TSI) sector expertise advising on a range of life sciences and mechanical engineering patent disputes.
Arjan is the 22nd fee earner to join the office following the firm’s launch in Amsterdam in 2021 which now has a total of five partners and 21 associates, legal directors and consultants specialising in cross border TSI matters.
Amsterdam office head at Pinsent Masons, Wouter Seinen, said: “We’re proud of the rapid growth and progress we have made since our launch two years ago. The firm has quickly established itself as leading multinational firm in the Netherlands with capabilities to support both domestic and global businesses.
“Arjan’s experience in complex, multi-jurisdictional patent litigation matters means he is an excellent fit for our team and we are excited to have him on board.”
Having previously worked with Netherlands firms Hogan Lovells and Vondst and in-house at Danone Nutricia Research, Arjan has 15-years of experience advising a broad range of clients in life sciences and mechanical engineering including start-ups, multinationals and everything in between.
Arjan has advised on a number of high-profile matters including Dutch landmark decisions in relation to ‘me too’ patents, the result of clinical trials and the bar for indirect infringement.
Since its launch in the Netherlands the firm has advised on a number of high profile matters in the TSI sector and with 8 patent law experts its IP / Life Sciences team is amongst the strongest in the market.
Commenting on his move to Pinsent Masons, Arjan said: “I am excited about joining Pinsent Masons and supporting clients on critical cross-border matters in the TSI space.”