Brussels, 2 September 2019 – Stibbe is delighted to welcome IP lawyer and life sciences specialist Philippe Campolini as new partner in its Brussels office. Stibbe’s hiring of Philippe reinforces the firm’s leading intellectual property practice and responds to developing market needs. Philippe joins Stibbe on 2 September 2019 and will team up with IP law partner Ignace Vernimme.
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Intellectual property has undoubtedly become a key element in today’s innovation-driven and knowledge-based economy, creating a clear opportunity for Stibbe to expand in this practice area. The hiring of intellectual property specialist Philippe Campolini – previously partner at an independent Belgian law firm – enables Stibbe to consolidate its top-tier IP practice so that it can continue to maintain its high degree of specialisation and international expertise in the field. Philippe also complements the team’s business acumen, its industry approach and praised dedicated focus.
Philippe assists clients in all IP areas, focusing strongly on patent law, trade secrets law, and copyright. He shares in common with our IP team a passion for scientific and technological innovations, and he has a wealth of experience in high-end and complex patent litigations and innovation-driven transactional work. Philippe advises major Belgian and multinational companies from various sectors, notably the life sciences and medical device sectors. Clients appreciate his sharp analytical skills and in-depth knowledge of his areas of expertise.
Wouter Ghijsels, Managing Partner of Stibbe Brussels, comments: “We are delighted to welcome Philippe at Stibbe. Philippe is recognised by his peers and clients as a leading practitioner in the IP market. His excellent reputation and established expertise will certainly bring substantial additional experience to our IP practice and contribute to the high-quality service and professionalism of the team.”
Philippe Campolini adds: “Stibbe’s leading position on the Benelux market, combined with the excellence of its IP and life sciences practices, makes it the perfect environment for me to develop my practice even further and to assist clients in the best and most thorough way possible. I look forward to teaming up with Ignace and to expanding Stibbe’s IP practice even more.”