Six years of success: Laura Orlando named one of Italy’s top 50 lawyers for sixth consecutive year

Herbert Smith Freehills Partner Laura Orlando has been named one of Italy's top 50 lawyers for a sixth consecutive year by Legalcommunity, a leading Italian legal publisher recognising the excellence of the Italian legal market in the field of intellectual property. Laura rose six places from 2022. The publication highlighted the growth of our Milan office, Laura's role as Joint Global Head of IP, and her reputation in Italy as a key expert on the Unified Patent Court and the unitary patent. Read more

Webinar: The Unified Patent Court (UPC) countdown has started – are you ready?

After years of debate and preparation, the Unified Patent Court (UPC) is set to start accepting cases on 1 June 2023. We invite you to join our pan-European IP team for a webinar on 29 March 2023 as we assess the biggest shake-up in the region's approach to IP for a generation. The changes will impact on those with European patents (EPs) as well as those selling into or operating in Europe even if they do not have EPs. Our leading lawyers from Düsseldorf, Milan, Paris and London will explain what you need to know and what you should be doing now to prepare for the UPC and unitary patent (UP). Read more