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MIP EMEA Awards 2021: shortlists revealed

We have published the EMEA shortlists for the 16th annual Managing IP Awards, which will be hosted online this year

The Managing IP Awards programme recognises remarkable achievements and developments in the last year. Please see the research methodology below.

The traditional format of the programme is to publish the shortlists online and then reveal the winners at a special gala dinner. This year, we are hosting virtual ceremonies because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

We will announce the winners of the EMEA Awards on March 30 (4 p.m. UK time). Click here to register/watch the event. 

Our EMEA business development manager Nick Heath will contact all the shortlisted firms and individuals to offer them the opportunity to share their achievements and experiences. 

2021 programme timeline

February 24: Americas Awards shortlist published

March 30: EMEA Awards event and winners announcement (virtual event)

April 7: Americas Awards event and winners announcement (virtual event)

May 6: Asia-Pacific shortlist published

June 17: Asia-Pacific Awards event and winners announcement (virtual event)

To find out who won our EMEA Awards last year, see here; theAmericas Awards winners are here, and the Asia-Pacific Awards winners here.

Congratulations to all the firms and individuals shortlisted this year.

  

NATIONAL AWARDS

AUSTRIA

Patent Contentious 

ABP Anwälte Burger & Partner

Gassauer-Fleissner

Geistwert

Schoenherr

Schwarz Schönherr

Trademark Contentious

Dorda

Gassauer-Fleissner

Geistwert

Schoenherr

Schwarz Schönherr

Taylor Wessing

Patent Prosecution

ABP Anwälte Burger & Partner

Puchberger & Partner

Schwarz & Partner

Sonn & Partner

Trademark Prosecution

Baker McKenzie

Puchberger & Partner

Schoenherr

Schwarz Schönherr

Sonn & Partner

Copyright

Dorda

Gassauer-Fleissner

Geistwert

Schoenherr

Schwarz Schönherr

Taylor Wessing

BELGIUM

Patent Contentious 

ALTIUS

Bird & Bird

Crowell & Moring

Fieldfisher

Hoyng Rokh Monegier

Simont Braun

Stibbe

Trademark Contentious

Bird & Bird

Crowell & Moring

NautaDutilh

Simont Braun

Stibbe

Van Innis & Delarue

Prosecution

Arnold & Siedsma

AWA

Calysta

De Clercq & Partners

Gevers

VO

Copyright & Design

& De Bandt

Allen & Overy

Bird & Bird

Hoyng Rokh Monegier

Simont Braun

Van Innis & Delarue

DENMARK

Patent Contentious 

Bech‑Bruun

Gorrissen Federspiel

Kromann Reumert

Plesner

Trademark Contentious

AWA

Bech‑Bruun

Bugge Valentin

Gorrissen Federspiel

Kromann Reumert

Lundgrens

Njord Law Firm

Plesner

Patent Prosecution

Aera

AWA

Guardian IP Consulting

Inspicos

Plougmann Vingtoft

Zacco

Trademark Prosecution

AWA

Lundgrens

Plougmann Vingtoft

Zacco

Copyright & Design

Bech‑Bruun

Gorrissen Federspiel

Lundgrens

Njord Law Firm

Plesner

FINLAND

Patent Contentious 

Backström & Co

Bird & Bird

Borenius

Castrén & Snellman

Roschier

Trademark Contentious

Borenius

Castrén & Snellman

Eversheds Sutherland

Hannes Snellman

Properta Attorneys

Roschier

Patent Prosecution

Berggren

Boco IP

Heinonen & Co

Kolster

Laine IP

Papula-Nevinpat

Trademark Prosecution

Berggren

Boco IP

Heinonen & Co

Kolster

Properta Attorneys

Roschier

Copyright & Design 

Borenius

Castrén & Snellman

Dottir Attorneys

Eversheds Sutherland

Hannes Snellman

Krogerus

Roschier

FRANCE

Patent Contentious 

Allen & Overy

August Debouzy

Bardehle Pagenberg

Bird & Bird

Hogan Lovells

Hoyng Rokh Monegier Véron

Schertenleib Avocats

Trademark Contentious

Altana

Armengaud Guerlain

Candé Blanchard Ducamp

Duclos Thorne Mollet-Viéville & Associés (DTMV)

Hogan Lovells

Hoyng Rokh Monegier Véron

Laude Esquier Champey

Patent Prosecution

Casalonga

Germain & Maureau

Plasseraud IP

Regimbeau

Santarelli

Trademark Prosecution (Law Firms)

Baker McKenzie

Bird & Bird

Fieldfisher

Hogan Lovells

Simmons & Simmons

Taylor Wessing

Trademark Prosecution (Patent & Trademark Attorney Firms)

Casalonga

Lavoix

Novagraaf

Plasseraud IP

Santarelli

Copyright & Design

Baker McKenzie

Duclos Thorne Mollet-Viéville & Associés (DTMV)

Hollier-Larousse & Associés

Laude Esquier Champey

Simmons & Simmons

Taylor Wessing

Vercken & Gaullier

Practitioner of the Year

Laëtitia Bénard, Allen & Overy

Catherine Mateu, Armengaud Guerlain

François Pochart, August Debouzy

Julien Fréneaux, Bardehle Pagenberg

Anne-Charlotte Le-Bihan, Bird & Bird

Karina Dimidjian-Lecomte, Casalonga

Stanislas Roux-Vaillard, Hogan Lovells

Sophie Havard Duclos, Laude Esquier Champey

Sabine Agé, Hoyng Rokh Monegier Véron

Carol Almond-Martin, Plasseraud IP

Denis Schertenleib, Schertenleib Avocats

Dariusz Szleper, Szleper Henry Avocats

GERMANY

Patent Contentious (Law Firms)

Arnold Ruess

Bird & Bird

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Hogan Lovells

Hoyng Rokh Monegier

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan

Taylor Wessing

Patent Contentious (Patent & Trademark Attorney Firms)

Bardehle Pagenberg

Cohausz & Florack

df-mp (Dörries Frank-Molnia & Pohlman)

Eisenführ Speiser

Hoffmann Eitle

Maiwald

Vossius & Partner

Patent Prosecution

Grünecker

Hoffmann Eitle

König Szynka Tilmann von Renesse

Maiwald

Vossius & Partner

ZSP (Zwicker Schnappauf & Partner)

Trademark (Law Firms)

Bird & Bird

CMS

Harmsen Utescher

Harte-Bavendamm

Hogan Lovells

Lubberger Lehment

Rospatt Osten Pross

Taylor Wessing

Trademark (Patent & Trademark Attorney Firms)

Bardehle Pagenberg

Boehmert & Boehmert

Eisenführ Speiser

Grünecker

Hoffmann Eitle

Maiwald

Vossius & Partner

Copyright & Design

Bird & Bird

Boehmert & Boehmert

Noerr

SKW Schwarz

Taylor Wessing

Practitioner of the Year

Cordula Schumacher, Arnold Ruess

Alexander von Mühlendahl, Bardehle Pagenberg

H Ulrich Dörries, df-mp (Dörries Frank-Molnia & Pohlman)

Désirée Heintz, Eisenführ Speiser

Matthias Wolter, Harmsen Utescher

Andreas von Falck, Hogan Lovells

Olga Bezzubova, Jones Day

Gregor König, König Szynka Tilmann von Renesse

Marcus Grosch, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan

Rüdiger Pansch, Rospatt Osten Pross

Christian Lederer, Taylor Wessing

Hans-Rainer Jaenichen, Vossius & Partner

HUNGARY

Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Bird & Bird

Danubia

Oppenheim

SBGK

IRELAND

Patent Contentious 

A & L Goodbody

Mason Hayes & Curran

McCann FitzGerald

Pinsent Masons

Whitney Moore

William Fry

Trademark Contentious

Acuatus

DFMG Solicitors

Mason Hayes & Curran

McCann FitzGerald

William Fry

Whitney Moore

Prosecution

FRKelly

Hanna Moore + Curley

PurdyLucey

Tomkins

Copyright & Design

A&L Goodbody

Mason Hayes & Curran

McCann FitzGerald

William Fry

ISRAEL

Patent Contentious 

Adi Levit

Gilat Bareket & Co (Reinhold Cohn Group)

Liad Whatstein & Co

Luthi + Webb

S Horowitz & Co

Trademark Contentious

Dr Shlomo Cohen & Co

Gilat Bareket & Co (Reinhold Cohn Group)

Liad Whatstein & Co

Luthi + Webb

Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz

S Horowitz & Co

Patent Prosecution

Ehrlich Group

Luthi + Webb

Luzzatto & Luzzatto

Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz

Reinhold Cohn & Partners

Trademark Prosecution 

Ehrlich Group

Luzzatto & Luzzatto

Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz

Reinhold Cohn & Partners

Seligsohn Gabrieli & Co

IP Transactions

Gilat Bareket & Co (Reinhold Cohn Group)

Herzog Fox & Neeman

H-F & Co Law Offices

Meitar Law Offices

Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz

S Horowitz & Co

ITALY

Patent Contentious 

Bird & Bird

Franzosi Dal Negro Setti

Hogan Lovells

IP Law Galli

Jacobacci & Associati

Trevisan & Cuonzo

Trademark Contentious

Bird & Bird

DLA Piper

IP Law Galli

Jacobacci & Associati

Nctm

Spheriens

Trevisan & Cuonzo

Patent Prosecution

GLP

Jacobacci & Partners

Modiano & Partners

Società Italiana Brevetti (SIB)

Studio Torta

Trademark Prosecution

Bird & Bird

GLP

Hogan Lovells

Jacobacci & Partners

Società Italiana Brevetti (SIB)

Spheriens

Copyright & Design

Bird & Bird

DLA Piper

Franzosi Dal Negro Setti

LGV Avvocati

Spheriens

Trevisan & Cuonzo

THE NETHERLANDS

Patent Contentious 

Bird & Bird

Brinkhof

De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek

Hogan Lovells

Hoyng Rokh Monegier

Simmons & Simmons

Taylor Wessing

Trademark Contentious

Bird & Bird

Brinkhof

De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek

Houthoff

Hoyng Rokh Monegier

Kennedy Van der Laan

Leeway

NautaDutilh

Patent Prosecution

Arnold & Siedsma

De Vries & Metman

NLO

VO

Trademark Prosecution

Chiever

HGF

Leeway

NLO Shieldmark

Novagraaf

Turnstone

Copyright & Design

Brinkhof

DLA Piper

Houthoff

Hoyng Rokh Monegier

Kennedy Van der Laan

KLOS

Visser Schaap & Kreijger

IP Transactions

Allen & Overy

Bird & Bird

De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek

DLA Piper

NautaDutilh

NIGERIA

Firm of the Year

Adepetun Caxton Martins Agbor & Segun (ACAS LAW)

ǼLEX

Banwo & Ighodalo

Jackson Etti & Edu

O Kayode & Co

NORWAY

Patent Contentious

BAHR

Gjessing Reimers

Haavind

Kvale

Schjødt

Thommessen

Trademark Contentious

Gjessing Reimers

Haavind

Kvale

Schjødt

Thommessen

Prosecution

Acapo

Bryn Aarflot

Håmsø Patentbyrå

Onsagers

Protector IP

Zacco

Copyright & Design

Gjessing Reimers

Haavind

Hjort

Kvale

Schjødt

Thommessen

POLAND

Advisory & Contentious

Baker McKenzie

JWP

Kondrat & Partners

Kulikowska & Kulikowski

LDS Łazewski Depo & Partners

Traple Konarski Podrecki & Partners

Prosecution

Baker McKenzie

JWP

Kondrat & Partners

Kulikowska & Kulikowski

Patpol

Polservice

Copyright & Design

Czyżewscy Law Firm

Dentons

Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka

DWF

LSW Leśnodorski Ślusarek & Partners

PORTUGAL

Advisory & Contentious

Abreu Advogados

Baptista Monteverde & Associados (BMA)

Garrigues

Simões Garcia Corte-Real & Associados

VdA

Prosecution

AG da Cunha Ferreira

Garrigues

RCF Protecting Innovation

Simões Garcia Corte-Real & Associados

ROMANIA

Firm of the Year

Cabinet M Oproiu

Muşat & Asociaţii

Răzvan Dincă & Asociaţii

Simion & Baciu

Zamfirescu Racoți Vasile & Partners

RUSSIA

Patent

A Zalesov & Partners

Baker McKenzie

Gorodissky & Partners

Gowling WLG

Hogan Lovells

Sojuzpatent

Trademark

A Zalesov & Partners

Baker McKenzie

Gorodissky & Partners

Gowling WLG

Hogan Lovells

Sojuzpatent

Copyright & Design

Baker McKenzie

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners

Gowling WLG

Hogan Lovells

SOUTH AFRICA

Patent

Adams & Adams

ENSafrica

Smit & Van Wyk

Spoor & Fisher

Von Seidels

Trademark

Adams & Adams

Dentons

ENSafrica

Moore Attorneys

Spoor & Fisher

Von Seidels

SPAIN

Patent Contentious

Bird & Bird

Clifford Chance

Gómez Acebo & Pombo

Grau & Angulo

Hoyng Rokh Monegier

Uría Menéndez

Vidal-Quadras & Ramon

Trademark Contentious

Abril Abogados

Bird & Bird

Cuatrecasas

Gómez Acebo & Pombo

Grau & Angulo

Hogan Lovells

Hoyng Rokh Monegier

Patent Prosecution

ABG Intellectual Property

Balder

Elzaburu

PONS IP

ZBM Patents & Trademarks

Trademark Prosecution (Law Firms)

Abril Abogados

Cuatrecasas

Garrigues

Hogan Lovells

Hoyng Rokh Monegier

Noerr

Trademark Prosecution (Patent & Trademark Attorney Firms)

ABG Intellectual Property

Balder

BomhardIP

Curell Suñol

Elzaburu

PONS IP

Copyright

Cuatrecasas

ECIJA

Garrigues

Gómez Acebo & Pombo

Hoyng Rokh Monegier

Uría Menéndez

SWEDEN

Patent Contentious

Gulliksson

Roschier

Sandart & Partners

Setterwalls

Vinge

Westerberg & Partners

Trademark Contentious

AWA

Gulliksson

Sandart & Partners

Vinge

Westerberg & Partners

Zacco

Patent Prosecution

AWA

Kransell & Wennborg

Ström & Gulliksson

Valea

Zacco

Trademark Prosecution

AWA

Groth & Co

Westerberg & Partners

Valea

Zacco

Copyright & Design

Bird & Bird

Gulliksson

Lindahl

Sandart & Partners

Synch

Vinge

Westerberg & Partners

SWITZERLAND

Patent Contentious

BianchiSchwald

Homburger

IPrime Rentsch Kaelin

Kasser Schlosser Avocats

Lenz & Staehelin

Meyerlustenberger Lachenal

Rentsch Partner

Times Attorneys

Trademark Contentious

Baker McKenzie

Homburger

Lenz & Staehelin

Meyerlustenberger Lachenal

Times Attorneys

Wild Schnyder

Patent Prosecution

E Blum & Co

IPrime Rentsch Kaelin

Hepp Wenger Ryffel

Isler & Pedrazzini

Rentsch Partner

Trademark Prosecution

Baker McKenzie

Isler & Pedrazzini

Lenz & Staehelin

Walder Wyss

Weinmann Zimmerli

IP Transactions

Bär & Karrer

Homburger

Lenz & Staehelin

Meyerlustenberger Lachenal

Niederer Kraft Frey

TURKEY

Patent

Deris

Gün + Partners

Istanbul Patent

Kenaroğlu

NSN Law Firm

Trademark

Deris

Gün + Partners

Istanbul Patent

Kenaroğlu

Moroğlu Arseven

NSN Law Firm

Copyright & Design

Deris

Gün + Partners

Kenaroğlu

Moroğlu Arseven

NSN Law Firm

UKRAINE

Firm of the Year

Aequo

Arzinger

Asters

Baker McKenzie

Doubinsky & Osharova

Gorodissky & Partners

Pakharenko & Partners

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Advisory & Contentious

Al Tamimi & Company

Clyde & Co

Gowling WLG

Rouse

Saba IP

Prosecution

Abu-Ghazaleh Intellectual Property (AGIP)

Al Tamimi & Company

Cedar White Bradley

Gowling WLG

Rouse

Saba IP

UNITED KINGDOM (ENGLAND)

Patent Contentious (Law Firms)

Allen & Overy

Bird & Bird

Bristows

Hogan Lovells

Pinsent Masons

Powell Gilbert

Taylor Wessing

Patent Contentious (Patent & Trademark Attorney Firms)

Carpmaels & Ransford

EIP

HGF

Marks & Clerk

Potter Clarkson

Withers & Rogers

Trademark Contentious (Law Firms)

Bird & Bird

Bristows

Fieldfisher

Hogan Lovells

Mishcon de Reya

Taylor Wessing

Wiggin

Trademark Contentious (Patent & Trademark Attorney Firms)

Appleyard Lees

D Young & Co

Haseltine Lake Kempner

Potter Clarkson

Stobbs IP

Venner Shipley

Patent Prosecution

Carpmaels & Ransford

D Young & Co

Dehns

Kilburn & Strode

Mathys & Squire

Mewburn Ellis

Potter Clarkson

Venner Shipley

Trademark Prosecution (Patent & Trademark Attorney Firms)

Barker Brettell

Boult Wade Tennant

D Young & Co

HGF

Kilburn & Strode

Potter Clarkson

Stobbs IP

Trademark Prosecution (Law Firms)

Baker McKenzie

Bird & Bird

Clifford Chance

Fieldfisher

Mishcon de Reya

Wiggin

Copyright

Baker McKenzie

Bird & Bird

DLA Piper

Fieldfisher

Keystone Law

Mishcon de Reya

Wiggin

Design

Allen & Overy

Bird & Bird

Brandsmiths

CMS

Fieldfisher

Gowling WLG

RPC

IP Transactions

Allen & Overy

Bird & Bird

Bristows

Gowling WLG

Linklaters

Reed Smith

Simmons & Simmons

Taylor Wessing

IP Set

11 South Square

8 New Square

Blackstone Chambers

Hogarth Chambers

Three New Square

Senior IP Barrister of the Year

James Abrahams QC

Daniel Alexander QC

Nicholas Caddick QC

Charlotte May QC

Simon Malynicz QC

Thomas Mitcheson QC

Iain Purvis QC

Adrian Speck QC

Junior IP Barrister of the Year

Stuart Baran

Ashton Chantrielle

Edward Cronan

Isabel Jamal

Jaani Riordan

Jonathan Moss

UNITED KINGDOM (SCOTLAND)

Contentious

Brodies

Burness Paull

CMS

Harper Macleod

Pinsent Masons

Prosecution

HGF

Lawrie IP

Lincoln IP

Marks & Clerk

Murgitroyd

IP Transactions

Brodies

Burness Paull

CMS

Dentons

Pinsent Masons

Practitioner of the Year

Peter Brownlow, Bird & Bird

Aaron Wood, Blaser Mills Law

Myles Jelf, Bristows

Colin Hulme, Burness Paull

Gary Moss, EIP

Patrick Duxbury, Gowling WLG

Stephen Bennett, Hogan Lovells

David Rose, Mishcon de Reya

Arty Rajendra, Osborne Clarke

Penny Gilbert, Powell Gilbert

Nigel Stoate, Taylor Wessing

Rachel Alexander, Wiggin

REGIONAL AWARDS

AFRICA

Firm of the Year

Adams & Adams

Bowmans (Coulson Harney)

ENSafrica

Jackson Etti & Edu

Spoor & Fisher

Von Seidels

MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA

Firm of the Year

Abu-Ghazaleh Intellectual Property (AGIP)

Al Tamimi & Company

Cedar White Bradley

Saba IP

EUROPE

Patent Contentious

Allen & Overy

Bird & Bird

EIP

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Hogan Lovells

Hoyng Rokh Monegier

Taylor Wessing

SPC/Patent Prosecution

Carpmaels & Ransford

Gill Jennings & Every

Grünecker

Hoffmann Eitle

Maiwald

Potter Clarkson

Regimbeau

Vossius & Partner

Trademark

Baker McKenzie

Bardehle Pagenberg

Bird & Bird

Boehmert & Boehmert

Fieldfisher

Hogan Lovells

Potter Clarkson

Taylor Wessing

Copyright & Design

Bird & Bird

CMS

DLA Piper

Garrigues

Hoyng Rokh Monegier

Taylor Wessing

BALTIC

Firm of the Year

AAA Legal Services

Cobalt 

Ellex

Petošević

Triniti

BENELUX

Trademark

Bird & Bird

Brinkhof

Chiever

Hoyng Rokh Monegier

NautaDutilh

NLO Shieldmark

Novagraaf

Taylor Wessing

SCANDINAVIA

Firm of the Year

AWA

Groth & Co

Plougmann Vingtoft

Roschier

Zacco

SPECIAL AWARDS

Europe Cross-border Patent Litigation Team of the Year (revealed on March 30)

Europe In-House Team of the Year (Patent)

BioNTech

Eli Lilly and Company

GlaxoSmithKline

Kymab

Nokia

Oxford University/Oxford University Innovation

Sanofi

Sisvel

The Procter & Gamble Company

Unwired Planet

Vodafone


Europe In-House Team of the Year (Trademark) - in association with INCOPRO

Amazon

Anheuser-Busch InBev

LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton

Mondelēz International

Nestlé

Reckitt Benckiser

Sky

Syndicat interprofessionnel de défense du fromage Morbier

The Scotch Whisky Association

Unilever

                                                         

IMPACT CASES (revealed on March 30)


Research methodology

The Managing IP Awards programme is the most comprehensive and widely respected IP law firm awards event in the world. Now in its 16th year, the programme covers a broad range of IP practice areas and more than 30 jurisdictions. Read about the practice areas at ipstars.com.

Each year our research analysts obtain information from thousands of firms, IP practitioners and their clients through interviews, email and online surveys.

Before compiling the shortlists, our researchers evaluated the work data supplied by firms and, where applicable, reviewed publicly available information such as court and IP office records. They focused on work done or concluded in the previous year, particularly looking for case studies that were of great significance to clients and/or IP law and practice. Firms or individuals can also be shortlisted based on the researcher's independent research findings.

The research for the IP STARS rankings and the Managing IP Awards programme is rigorous and impartial. There is no fee to pay to participate in our research, but participation does not guarantee recognition. The awards are not influenced by any commercial relationship with Managing IP, and no firm or individual can pay to influence the results. Any firm, regardless of its ranking in IP STARS, can win an MIP award.

The Managing IP Awards programme is distinct and separate from any other legal industry awards programmes organised by Euromoney and promoted on our website.

If you have any questions about the MIP Awards programme please contact Kingsley Egbuonu.

History of the MIP Awards

Managing IP launched its awards programme in 2006. The ceremony attracts hundreds of guests from private practice and in-house as well as prominent figures in the IP industry. It is regarded as the premier IP law firm awards event in the legal industry. In total, more than 1,000 guests attended the ceremonies in 2019 and 2020.


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