We are delighted to announce that Simon Pettinati has joined the firm, appointed to the role of Chief Operating Officer (COO).

Simon brings a wealth of experience with him including COO roles within global real estate firm, CBRE.

Commenting on the appointment, Managing Partner, Pawel Piotrowicz, says, “We are pleased to welcome Simon to the firm, taking on the role as Venner Shipley’s first COO. As the firm continues to grow, Simon’s role will help to deliver our strategy and bring a fresh eye to our processes to continue to provide an excellent service to our clients. This is a very exciting time for the business and I’m very much looking forward to working with Simon”.

The appointment of Simon as COO comes after a continued period of growth for the firm, including our merger with Brookes IP in November 2020, the addition of six new partners within the last two years as well as further growth in Germany.

Simon comments, “Venner Shipley is recognised as one of the leading players in the European Intellectual Property market and I am delighted to be joining at an exciting time. I look forward to adding my expertise and helping to continue to grow the firm”.