Baker McKenzie has appointed a new IPTech partner, Helen Macpherson, in the Firm's Sydney practice.

Baker McKenzie's National Managing Partner, Anthony Foley, stated: "Helen comes to us with over 20 years’ experience, having built a market leading reputation as a high stakes IP litigator, with a particular focus on large scale patent litigation. She is a welcome addition to our market leading team in Sydney."

Helen works across a number of industry sectors, most notably: Healthcare in respect to Pharmaceuticals, Life Sciences and Medical Devices; Consumer Goods and Retail; Agribusiness; and Technology, Media and Telecommunications. Previously, Helen was a partner at Norton Rose Fulbright.

Baker McKenzie's Head of IPTech in Australia, Andrew Stewart, stated: "We are very fortunate to have attracted someone of Helen's calibre. She brings a wealth of experience in a broad range of IP litigation but particularly in the patent area where we have an existing capability both globally and locally. Helen's skills and experience will assist to develop further the strength of that offering both in the pharma and technology areas. What stood out early on in our discussions with Helen was her professionalism and dedication to her clients - both highly desirable attributes."

Helen publishes widely, and will continue to contribute to the public discourse in her areas of expertise.

In joining the Firm, Helen remarked: "I am excited to be joining the Firm and its market leading IPTech practice. I look forward to working with the Firm’s high calibre clients and having access to an unsurpassed global footprint."

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