European Intellectual Property Attorneys Venner Shipley appoint new Partner in Legal Team.

In 2016, Venner Shipley had the foresight to welcome a team of lawyers and so become a full service Intellectual Property law firm. Building on this success we are pleased to announce that Robert Peake, one of the associates who joined in 2016, has been promoted to Partner.

Robert’s practice covers the full spectrum of contentious and non-contentious intellectual property matters, with considerable experience in the enforcement of rights online. On the non-contentious side, he is regularly involved in drafting and negotiating commercial agreements, including manufacturing and distribution agreements, development agreements, licences and assignments. Robert also has extensive experience in data protection matters, and regularly advises on contractual matters and compliance for new technologies, especially in the processing of health data. He also has a particular interest in emerging issues at the intersection of law and technology, having written and presented on topics including Artificial Intelligence. Robert is bilingual, and practises in English and in French having commenced his practice in Canada, before qualifying as an English solicitor.

James Tumbridge, Head of our Legal Team, said: “I’ve been delighted to work with Robert for the past 8 years, and seen how much clients appreciate his approach. Robert joining our partnership is a great sign that client demand for integrated legal services has been growing and we look forward to continued success helping our clients.”

Jan Walaski, Managing Partner, added: “We are delighted to welcome Robert to the partnership as part of our overall aim to provide a truly full service across the whole intellectual property field”.

In addition to Robert’s promotion to the partnership, Venner Shipley has also promoted Katherine Dainty and Matthew Colonna to Senior Associate, further strengthening the firm’s leading Electronics team. Both joined the firm as trainees in 2012, and have since qualified as Chartered and European patent attorneys.