12 January 2021

Venner Shipley strengthens European presence with two senior hires

We are delighted to announce today that Kirsty Simpson has joined Venner Shipley, as a partner in the firm’s Chemical and Life Sciences team.

Kirsty, a European and UK patent attorney, has experience of dealing with innovation in the biotechnology and consumer goods sectors. Kirsty graduated with a BSc in Biochemistry with Medical Biochemistry from the University of Bristol, before carrying out doctoral research at the University of Oxford in the field of Human Artificial Chromosomes (HACs) for use in gene therapy. Kirsty’s hire increases Venner Shipley’s partnership to 31 partners.

Venner Shipley has also strengthened its Munich office by the addition of senior German Attorney-at-Law, Mechthild Liebelt. Mechthild is a European trade mark and design attorney, admitted to practice before the German Patent and Trademark Office DPMA and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). The addition of Mechthild further strengthens Venner Shipley’s ability to handle trademarks and designs before the EUIPO.