Pinsent Masons hires Clifford Chance IP head
Pinsent Masons has hired the Munich IP head from Clifford Chance, Marc Holtorf. Pinsent first opened its Munich office in 2012. Since then, the firm has made five lateral hires, with Holtorf marking its sixth lateral addition.
Holtorf is the most recent in a string of departures from Clifford Chance in Germany over the past seven months, after the firm reviewed its practice, resulting in a number of partners being asked to leave the firm.
Pinsent Masons now has 13 partners and more than 40 fee-earners in its Munich office.