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DLA Piper

AMSTELVEENSEWEG 638, 1081 JJ AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
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Paul Reeskamp

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

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Paul Reeskamp is a market leading IP litigator, with particular experience in patent litigation having acted on a number of high profile, cross-border disputes. Paul's clients include national Dutch companies as well as international blue chip companies in a wide range of industries including biotechnology, pharmaceutical, dredging and off shore, the financial sector as well as the fast moving consumer goods industries.


Netherlands

Industry focus: healthcare and life sciences

Within: Industry focus: healthcare and life sciences

DLA Piper specialists offer expertise in IP, corporate tax, and employment as well as regulatory and biochemistry matters. Paul Reeskamp and Johan Renes advised Fresenius Kabi in a high-profile patent infringement case against Eli Lilly over a generic version of the latter's Alimta drug, a matter that is being litigated globally. Daphne Bens is advising UK-based Dechra Pharmaceuticals on its acquisition of AST Farma and Le Vet, both based in the Netherlands.

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Intellectual property: Patents

Within: Intellectual property: Patents

DLA Piper excels in its offering of global IP services and 'its teamwork combined with its European network' is a noted strength. The practice is representing Canadian company Smart Technologies in a patent infringement claim against Dutch company CTouch in respect of patents relating to interactive whiteboards. Experienced IP litigators Paul Reeskamp and Johan Renes are acting for MBH International and its Dutch distributor, Medical4You, against Coloplast before the Court of Appeal concerning a patent for a medical device. Legal director Alexander Tsoutsanis is a key team member.

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Intellectual property: trade marks, copyrights and design rights

Within: Intellectual property: trade marks, copyrights and design rights

Paul Reeskamp heads the DLA Piper IP and technology practice in Amsterdam which benefits from the firm's global reach. Niels Mulder, whose clients include Conair, Nike, Spin Master, and Five Guys, is representing Bacardi in coordinated litigation in numerous European jurisdictions concerning parallel or wrongly exported goods. The team also handles anti-counterfeiting work for brands including Polo/Ralph Lauren.

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Legal Developments by:
DLA Piper LLP (US)

  • Sentencing guidelines for corporate manslaughter

    In February 2010 the Sentencing Guidelines Council (the SGC) issued definitive guidelines to courts on imposing appropriate sentences for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences causing death. The SGC states that fines imposed on companies found guilty of corporate manslaughter should not fall below £500,000, while fines in respect of health and safety offences that are a significant cause of death should be at least £100,000. Crucially, the SGC declined to provide for a fixed link between the imposed fine and the turnover or profitability of the offending company.‚Ä©
    - DLA Piper UK LLP

Legal Developments in Netherlands

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  • Dynamic Contracts: Changing employment practices in the digital era

    Digital platforms designed to deliver professional services are changing the European employment landscape as both employers  and workers look for more flexible ways to work.
  • New Late Payments Directive

    Despite the implementation of Directive 2000/35/EC on combating late payment in commercial transactions in 2002, the European Commission (the ‚ÄúCommission‚ÄĚ) concluded in 2008 that late payments were still widespread in the EU. It also turned out that public authorities in certain Member States were stipulating unjustifiably long contractual payment periods for transactions.
  • Amendment of the Collective Redundancy Notification Act

    On 1 March 2012 the Collective Redundancy Notification Act (Wet Melding Collective Outslug, "WACO") will be amended. What changes does this involve?
  • New Corporate Law Legislation

    In the field of corporate law, there are four (coming) Acts that attract attention, namely the introduction of the tenth book of the Dutch Civil Code, the amendment of the Marital Property Act and, to conclude, the coming entry into effect of the Management and Supervision Act and the Flexibilization of BV Act. Please find below a short explanation of each Act.
  • Shipping & Transport - Netherlands

    Attaching maritime assets in insolvency
    - AKD
  • The employment of foreign workers. What issues do you need to be aware of as an employer?

    The employment of foreign workers regularly raises questions. A brief summary of the most important areas of attention will be dealt with in this article.
    - AKD
  • Non-solicitation agreement violated via LinkedIn

    A non-solicitation agreement usually restricts the ability of an employee - after an employment contract has ended - to approach the clients of the former employer. The former employee of a software company recently discovered that the scope of such an agreement can also include contacts made via LinkedIn.
    - AKD
  • NETHERLANDS AS A GLOBAL FINANCE CENTRE

    Few jurisdictions can boast a foreign direct investment record like the Netherlands. As the world's seventh largest inward receiver of investments, housing approximately 9000 foreign-owned companies, the country's dynamic business environment provides an invaluable insight into macro investment trends.
    - AKD
  • Forming a company in the Netherlands

    The Netherlands and Dutch law The Netherlands is a perfect business location for foreign entrepreneurs (2,000 subsidiaries in Amsterdam, 140,000 jobs). It is the gateway to densely populated Western Europe and has a well-developed logistic and technical infrastructure.
  • Leasing of commercial premises in the Netherlands

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