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Lewis Silkin's Technology and Communications team continues growth with new partner hire

06 January 2017

Top 100 UK law firm Lewis Silkin LLP today announces the addition of IP and IT expert Dr Christopher Hayes to the partnership.

Christopher joins from IBB Solicitors, where he led the Intellectual Property Practice, and brings with him a wealth of experience in advising clients on both contentious and non-contentious IP matters.

Christopher advises high-technology and brand-driven multinational businesses across a variety of sectors, including IT and telecoms, software, automotive, manufacturing and pharmaceuticals. His areas of expertise cover a broad range of IP-rich services encompassing trademark and brand protection, copyright and patents. Christopher is also experienced in advising on commercial matters including data protection, privacy and IT contracts.

Christopher holds a PhD in Molecular Genetics from Oriel College, University of Oxford, and was called to the Bar in 2008.

Giles Crown, managing partner at Lewis Silkin LLP for the division focussing on creative, innovative and brand-centric businesses comments:

“We are delighted to welcome Chris to the Lewis Silkin team. He brings to bear a wealth of recognised industry knowledge and experience, while also boasting a unique perspective on clients’ legal and commercial issues through both his contentious practice and academic background.

“Chris’s experience closely aligns with our sector focus and future growth plans, and he will be a fantastic asset to our team and to our clients.”

Christopher added:

“The Technology and Communications team at Lewis Silkin is widely regarded as one of the best in the business, while the firm’s offering in key innovation centres like Oxford and Hong Kong presents tremendous opportunities. I believe there is a strong synergy between my skillset and the firm’s sector-driven strategy - particularly in the technology arena - and I am looking forward to contributing to its further growth and success."

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