Leaders Directory

WIPR Leaders is a one-stop guide to the leading IP practitioners in the world. The handbook lists over 1,500 lawyers across two volumes: over 900 individuals in the both the patent and the trademarks section (some individuals are in both). Stemming from a four month nomination period in which we sought views from 12,000 IP professionals, our research team vetted every nominated lawyer for suitability by exploring their work. This meant looking at practice history, industry expertise and notable cases, as well as any additional activities, such as writing and teaching responsibilities, which have allowed the lawyers to shape and influence other and future IP practitioners.

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Camilla Vislie

Camilla Vislie

Camilla Vislie is a partner at Thommessen and heads the firm’s intellectual property and technology practice. She focuses on…

  • Partner
  • Thommessen
  • Norway

Ella Mikkola

Ella Mikkola

Ella Mikkola works as a partner at Bird & Bird and has experience in all areas of intellectual property law. She achieved her…

  • Partner
  • Bird & Bird
  • Finland

Gabriela Kennedy

Gabriela Kennedy

Gabriela Kennedy is a partner of Mayer Brown, head of the Asia IP and technology, media and telecoms group and co-leader of the…

  • Partner, head of Asia IP and TMT group
  • Mayer Brown JSM
  • Hong Kong

Ida Gjessing

Ida Gjessing

Ida Gjessing earned her law degree at the University of Oslo and holds a lawyer’s practising certificate. She has worked as…

  • Partner
  • Advokatfirmaet GjessingReimers AS
  • Norway

Imogen Fowler

Imogen Fowler

Imogen Fowler is a partner at Hogan Lovells in Alicante and has more than 15 years’ experience working with brand owners. Fowler…

  • Lawyer
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Spain

Karen Abraham

Karen Abraham

Karen Abraham is the head of Shearn Delamore & Co’s intellectual property department and IT department. She has more than 25…

  • Partner
  • Shearn Delamore & Co
  • Malaysia

Kherk Ying Chew

Kherk Ying Chew

Kherk Ying Chew is a registered trademark, patent and design agent in Malaysia, and heads the intellectual property/technology…

  • Partner
  • Wong & Partners (Baker McKenzie)
  • Malaysia

Laura Collada

Laura Collada

Laura Collada has more than 30 years’ experience in intellectual property and is a managing partner at Dumont, where she has…

  • Managing Partner
  • Dumont
  • Mexico

Natalia Gulyaeva

Natalia Gulyaeva

Natalia Gulyaeva joined Hogan Lovells in 2000 and since 2004 has headed the firm’s intellectual property, media and technology…

  • Partner
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Russia

Ronit Barzik-Soffer

Ronit Barzik-Soffer

Ronit Barzik-Soffer graduated from Tel Aviv University with her LLB in 1992, was admitted as a lawyer in 1994 and became a licensed…

  • Senior partner
  • Reinhold Cohn Group
  • Israel

Say Sujintaya

Say Sujintaya

Say Sujintaya is a partner at Baker McKenzie Bangkok, where she co-heads the recently merged IP, technology, and communications…

  • Partner
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Thailand

Simon Miles

Simon Miles

Simon Miles is a solicitor and chartered trademark attorney at Edwin Coe. He works with clients on contentious and transactional…

Adar Bengom (Ortal)

After interning at Herzog Fox & Neeman from 2008 to 2010, Adar Bengom (Ortal) took a brief hiatus from the firm as she worked…

  • Partner
  • Herzog Fox & Neeman
  • Israel

Adonna Alkema

Adonna Alkema

Adonna Alkema focuses her practice on copyright, database rights, trademarks, domain names, unfair competition, advertising, product…

  • Partner
  • Hofhuis Alkema Groen Advocaten
  • Netherlands

Alban Kang

Alban Kang

Alban Kang is a partner at Bird & Bird ATMD, Singapore. He is with the firm’s IP group and leads the ASEAN and Japan focus of…

  • Partner
  • Bird & Bird
  • Singapore

Alexandra Neri

Alexandra Neri

Alexandra Neri works as a partner at Herbert Smith Freehills and focuses her practice on trademark and cyber crime law. Neri’s…

  • Partner
  • Herbert Smith Freehills
  • France

Ameet Datta

Ameet Datta is a partner at Saikrishna & Associates and has experience in intellectual property acquisitions, licensing, brand…

  • Partner
  • Saikrishna & Associates
  • India

Ana Castedo

Ana Castedo

Ana Castedo is a partner in Hogan Lovells’ intellectual property, media and technology group at the Madrid office. Her practice…

  • Partner
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Spain

Ana Teresa Pulido

Ana Teresa Pulido has been a partner at PLMJ Advogados for a decade. As a patent litigator, her industry specialities cover pharmaceuticals,…

  • Partner
  • PLMJ Advogados
  • Portugal

Anca Buta Musat

Anca Buta Musat has worked at Musat & Asociatii for 12 years. She joined the firm in 2003 as a senior associate and was promoted…

  • Partner
  • Musat & Asociatii
  • Romania

Andra Musatescu

Andra Musatescu has more than 17 years’ experience in intellectual property law and focuses her practice on trademark, unfair…

  • Founding partner
  • Andra Musatescu Law & Industrial Property Offices
  • Romania

Andreas Bothe

Andreas Bothe

Andreas Bothe is a senior partner at Hogan Lovells and is based in the firm’s Hamburg office. He specialises in all areas of…

  • Senior partner
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Germany

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