Linklaters has added to its intellectual property practice in London with the hire of Norton Rose Fulbright partner Paul Joseph.
Joseph spent a short time at Norton Rose, having joined the firm in 2020. He has also previously spent a decade at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer before moving to RPC where he made partner in 2012.
His experience lies in intellectual property and technology disputes, as well as advising on complex, high-value, international transactions, including M&A and joint ventures.
According to a statement, the move reflects Linklaters’ continued investment in its intellectual property offering and supports the growth of the firm’s technology sector.
Julia Schönbohm, Linklaters’ global head of technology, media and telecommunications and intellectual property and global co-head of technology said: “We are excited to have Paul on board, supporting the continued targeted growth of our IP offering in response to high demand from clients. His transactional and disputes work, and his tech sector expertise, make him a great fit for the team and complement the global bench strength of our TMT/IP practice.”
The firm has made a number of hires recently as the lateral market remains busy. In March, Linklaters bolstered its London office with a trio including two partners from Vinson & Elkins and then welcomed Ashurst’s Tokyo corporate head in Japan. Last month it lost veteran partner and antitrust global practice head Christian Ahlborn to Covington & Burling.
Norton Rose Fulbright was contacted for comment.