Squire Sanders boosts Frankfurt office with double hire

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    Squire, Sanders & Dempsey is expanding its Frankfurt office with the appointment of intellectual property, commercial and regulatory lawyers Iliana and Philip Haleen as partner and of counsel, respectively. Iliana and Philip will join the global legal practice in January 2012.

    Iliana Haleen, who currently heads the intellectual property practice at Bryan Cave in Hamburg, has over 20 years experience in international intellectual property protection. With an emphasis on multi-jurisdictional brand management, she manages the international portfolio of 1500 trademarks registered in over 170 countries for a US-based consumer goods company. Iliana also has considerable experience advising on all aspects of licensing, protection and the enforcement of intellectual property rights.

    Philip Haleen is a US-trained lawyer whose expertise includes antitrust and competition law, EU regulatory law, distribution law and international taxation, including transfer pricing and tax treaty work. Philip has practised in Germany for almost 30 years. He founded and managed the Frankfurt office of Faegre & Benson from 1991 until 2003.

    In Frankfurt, Iliana and Philip will rejoin colleagues whom they know well: Horst Daniel, litigation partner and head of Faegre’s Frankfurt office from 2003 until 2009; Karl Walter, corporate partner; and Louis Wakatsuki, labor and employment counsel.

    Established in 2006, Squire Sanders’ Frankfurt office has particular expertise in corporate, banking and financial services, arbitration, litigation, private equity, capital markets, labor law, tax law, and now, with the Haleens’ arrival, intellectual property law.

    Thomas Busching, managing partner of the Frankfurt office, said, “Iliana and Philip are widely respected lawyers and we see their appointments as key and a big step in developing and expanding our services in Frankfurt.”

    Iliana and Philip will join Squire Sanders’ Intellectual Property & Technology practice. In Europe the team comprises more than 20 partners and 50 professionals focused on intellectual property law. These include trade mark attorneys as well as lawyers who specialize in all areas of IP law.

    David Elkins, Intellectual Property & Technology Practice Group Leader, added, “Iliana’s and Philip’s considerable experience and proven track record of servicing the needs of multinational clients will support the continued growth of our IP practice, both in Germany and on the global stage.”

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