D Young & Co’s patent group welcomes new partner hire Lawrence King

We are delighted to announce that Dr Lawrence King has re-joined D Young & Co as a partner in our chemistry and biotechnology team. Lawrence joins us having previously been a partner at AA Thornton and, most recently, Simmons & Simmons.

Neil Nachshen, partner at D Young & Co said of the move:

We’re extremely pleased that Lawrence is re-joining our team; he has previously worked with many of our clients and they welcome his return. Lawrence’s skill set acting before the EPO and on parallel litigation matters further enhances our experience in this area and will augment our capabilities before the Unified Patent Court (UPC) when it launches later in 2023. He will be a fantastic addition to our team.

Lawrence, who re-joined the firm on 27 February 2023 and is based at the London office, said:

D Young & Co remains at the forefront of the European IP profession and I am absolutely thrilled to be re-joining the firm. The firm rightly enjoys a market-leading reputation for contentious patent work before the EPO and is well-placed to support clients before the UPC in the future. I am very much looking forward to working with the chemistry and biotechnology team once again to support the firm’s fantastic client base.