Whether you are involved in a competition, free establishment, free movement or other EU law case in front of the Court of Justice of the EU, or will be coming before the Court of Appeal of the Unified Patent Court, Luxembourg is a high stakes environment where your business needs the best advisors on standby.
You benefit from our market- leading EU litigators when it comes to challenging decisions taken by EU institutions, ensuring proper compliance by Member States or looking for the right interpretation to be given to EU law instruments.
You will also benefit from the expertise and experience of our patent litigation experts across countries where the UPC will have jurisdiction, consisting of specialist patent litigators in the location of the Court of Appeal and 12 of the 16 initial local, regional and central divisions of the Court – together with the ability of our UPC team to handle proceedings in the other 4 divisions.
As Europe's leading experts in patent law - we have been named 'Global Patent Law Firm of the Year' at the Who's Who Legal Awards for the second consecutive year and as a global leader for intellectual property in the Chambers Global Guide – we are ideally placed to help you understand how the changes will impact on your existing patent portfolios, patent licenses and licensing strategies and to review your procedures to ensure you maximise their commercial value under the new regime.
Bird & Bird also has leading expertise in Data Protection and Privacy issues: we have provided privacy advice for many years whether on compliance programme litigations, or dawn raids, and we are consistently top ranked by global directories. Each of our offices has dedicated Privacy and Data Protection specialists, and our lawyers have often worked in – house with Data Protection regulators with whom we maintain close links.
Luxembourg plays a significant role in the banking and finance world, especially in the field of investment funds, and in effective corporate structures and private tax planning. It has also developed an ecommerce offering which has attracted many important players in that area. If you are a Luxembourg-based business investing across Europe, we can help you with our unparalleled network of offices across Europe and Asia and if you are a foreign operator looking at opportunities in Luxembourg, we work alongside our network of corresponding firms to provide you with comprehensive support on questions of Luxembourg law.
For more information, please contact Paul Hermant. More specifically for UPC questions, please contact Morag Macdonald or Wouter Pors, for Banking & Finance questions Stefano Febbi, for tax questions Willem Bongaerts or Brent Springael, and for data protection and privacy questions Ariane Mole.