Simmons poaches KWM German IP team
King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) continues to see exits in the wake of its European woes, Simmons & Simmons has announced that KWM IP partner Michael Knospe has joined the firm. He will be based out of Simmons’ Munich office, and will be joined by his IP team from KWM, including supervising associate Massimo Bellitto-Grillo and counsel Caroline von Nussbaum.
Knospe joined KWM after initially being hired by legacy SJ Berwin in 2010. He previously held positions at Howrey and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. According to Rowan Freeland, IP head at Simmons, Knospe’s international IP experience will bolster the firm’s IP offerings in Germany as well as internationally.
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