David Shen of AstraZeneca joins Allen & Overy

January 27, 2017 Allen & Overy (A&O) has hired David Shen, who previously served as general counsel for AstraZeneca in China. Following regulatory approval, he will join A&O’s Shanghai office as a partner leading the firm’s China IP and life science practice.

Prior to joining AstraZeneca in 2011, Shen worked as a patent lawyer at Knoble & Yoshida, and he started his career as a research chemist at Bayer Corporation. According to Geert Glas, global IP head at A&O, the hire is part of the firm’s broader strategy to expand its IP offerings.

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