Chambers Europe Rating 2016
What the team is known for Well-respected team best known for handling contentious medical patent cases. Additionally, assists with large data protection and compliance projects. Also active in the trade mark and copyright area, including anti-counterfeiting of products. Represents pharmaceutical companies as well as many notable brands from other sectors. Boasts in-house EU law expertise.
Strengths The team is well regarded for its commercial capabilities. One client states: "It's excellent; it's commercial," adding that the team's advice is also strategic.
Another client notes the "relaxed and positive atmosphere."
Work highlights Represented Krka against Pfizer in a case relating to patent infringement that concerned Krka's medical product Pregabalin.
Assisted DSV with developing and implementing a data protection compliance programme across the entire group of companies.
Significant clients Teva Pharmaceuticals, Louis Vuitton, Ford, eBay, Warner Bros.
Head of department Klaus Madsen has extensive experience in contentious pharmaceutical patent cases as well as in cases concerning IT and mechanical devices. He recently represented Krka in a patent case against Pfizer concerning the medicinal product Pregabalin.
Claus Barrett Christiansen is noted for his expertise in marketing and technology law and has represented clients in high-profile contentious cases relating to the interpretation of EU marketing law. He is also knowledgeable of EU trade mark and design regulations.
Martin Dræbye Gantzhorn represents clients in conflicts relating to patents and utility models as well as assisting pharmaceutical and food sector clients with regulatory issues.
Christian Vinding Thomsen specialises in compliance and regulatory issues that apply to pharmaceutical and food products. He also assists with the transactional and commercial contracts related to IP rights.
Mikkel Friis Rossa enters the rankings this year on the back of strong market feedback. Clients describe him as "very commercial, straight to the point and solution-oriented." He advises on data protection compliance and has experience of handling large projects.
Chambers and Partners Europe, Intellectual Property