The European boutique firm HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER, specialising in intellectual property, has promoted Lars Baum to partner.
Lars Baum (Düsseldorf) joined the firm upon completing his second state examination in 2015 and has been employed there as a lawyer since 2018. He advises and represents clients in various fields of intellectual property law, in particular patent law. His expertise focuses on strategic advice and representation in complex domestic and cross-border patent infringement and validity proceedings, including the technical fields of telecommunications, chip and semiconductor technology, chemistry, and mechanics. In addition, he represents companies from various industries in design and competition law disputes.
He is a great asset with vast experience in advising clients in and out of court regarding standard-essential patents, in particular as they pertain to the compulsory license defence under antitrust law (“FRAND”). Moreover, he continuously advises and represents leading mobile phone and chip manufacturers on this and on technical affairs.
Lars Baum reacts to his promotion: “It is with great pleasure that I have become a partner at HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER. I am proud to be part of a team of highly talented and motivated colleagues. In particular, in light of the upcoming changes in the European patent law landscape, I am confident that we are best positioned to overcome any future challenges as a truly European firm.”
Benoît Strowel, Managing Partner of HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER Europe, commented: “We are extremely proud and pleased that Lars has been promoted to partnership in our Düsseldorf office. With Lars on board, HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER will further strengthen its position as the European market leader for complex patent litigation and in IP more generally. Lars’ promotion shows again our ability as a firm, to nurture the development of brilliant young lawyers and of nice personalities.”