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Crowell & Moring

RUE JOSEPH STEVENS 7, 1000 BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
Tel:
Work +32 2 282 40 82
Fax:
Fax +32 2 230 63 99
Web:
www.crowell.com

Gunther Meyer

Tel:
Work +32 2 282 4082
Email:
Web:
www.crowell.com
Crowell & Moring LLP

Work Department

Intellectual Property law and life sciences

Position

Gunther advises and litigates in relation to all types of IP rights, transfers of technology, and trade secrets (including knowhow protection). With around 20 years of experience, he counsels both Belgian and multinational clients from a wide range of sectors. Gunther regularly handles Belgian and cross-border disputes and litigation, including complex patent cases. He also advises clients on non-contentious work, including negotiating and drafting licensing, R&D, consortium, and other IP collaboration agreements. Gunther has particular experience with clients from the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical devices sectors, representing them in litigation and also assisting them in regulatory matters. For many years, he has advised companies from these sectors on contentious and non-contentious IP matters (such as patents, SPCs, and trademarks). He has been involved in many landmark patent/SPC litigation cases and cases relating to parallel import of medicines in Belgium.

Career

Denys Laeven De Vuyst, Trainee (October 1999 - May 2003); Janson Baugniet, Junior Associate (May 2003 - December 2006); Stibbe, Senior Associate and Counsel (January 2007 - October 2014); Eversheds Sutherland (Belgium), Partner (November 2014 - August 2018). Gunther was also Assistant Professor 'Business Law' at Vesalius College (VUB) (2002 - 2011).

Languages

Dutch, English, French, German

Member

Lawyer, member of the Dutch-speaking Brussels Bar since 1999. Member of AIPPI, ALAI, BMM, ECTA, EPLAW, INTA and LES Benelux.

Education

KU Leuven University, J.D. (1997), Free University of Brussels, B.A. (1999), Catholic University of Brussels, LL.M. (2002)


Belgium

Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences

Within: Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences

'The premier firm for pharmaceutical patent litigation',  according to one client, the life sciences group at Crowell & Moring attracts praise for its 'significant experience and a great feeling for how the courts will react to a submission'. The group represented Mylan and Sandoz before the Court of Appeal, securing the lifting of an injunction on the clients' sale of Tadalafil. The 'vastly experienced' Kristof Roox, who 'is fantastic as an advocate and not afraid to roll up his sleeves and get stuck in', heads the practice, which includes Jan-Diederik Lindemans, who is singled out for his 'abundant experience and deep analyses', and was bolstered by the arrival of IP-focused senior counsel Gunther Meyer from Eversheds Sutherland (Belgium) CVBA (a member of Eversheds Sutherland). Senior associate Jurgen Figys is another name to note. Other changes to the team include the arrival of Evelina Roegiers from Loyens & Loeff and the departure of Christian Dekoninck to Taylor Wessing.

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Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

Patent litigation is a significant area of instruction for Kristof Roox's team at  Crowell & Moring, particularly in the pharmaceutical sector; key clients include Novartis, Mylan and Synthon. Jan-Diederik Lindemans is also highly regarded. In 2018, Gunther Meyer joined from Eversheds Sutherland (Belgium) CVBA (a member of Eversheds Sutherland) and Christian Dekoninck moved to Taylor Wessing.

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