Leading global law firm Baker McKenzie has hired Natalie Ellerby as a partner in the Firm's Intellectual Property, Technology and Data practice.

Natalie joins from Linklaters, where she advised clients on IP-critical acquisitions and disposals including complex cross-border carve-outs, intragroup IP re-organisations and joint venture arrangements. In addition, her contentious practice comprised advising clients on a range of disputes, including trade mark and patent infringement litigation, coordinating international actions, coexistence and licensing disputes and damages inquiries.

Baker McKenzie's London Office Managing Partner, Ed Poulton, commented:

"It's hugely exciting to welcome to Baker McKenzie a new partner with a wealth of experience in Intellectual Property and also in the healthcare and life sciences, TMT and CGR sectors, given the firm's strategic focus on these fields."

Steve Holmes, Co-Chair, Baker McKenzie's Global Intellectual Property, Technology and Data Practice, added:

"We're delighted to welcome Natalie to our team. She will not only add further strength to our market-leading Intellectual Property Practice, but will also be a key contributor to growth of our transactions and tax practices, where Intellectual Property plays a central role."

Natalie will join Baker McKenzie on Monday 5 June, and will be based in the Firm's London office.

Natalie's hire also follows significant lateral recruitment into Baker McKenzie's London partnership, such as Anthony Kay, from Orrick (Banking and Finance), Vinod Bange from Taylor Wessing (Intellectual Property, Technology and Data), Sarah Smith from Dechert LLP (Banking and Finance), Ash Tiwari and Rakesh Rathod from A&O (Corporate), former UK Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham (Intellectual Property, Technology and Data), Andrew Hedges, from Norton Rose Fulbright (Corporate EMI), and Jim Charlton and Miles Humphrey (Tax) from Deloitte.

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