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24 October 2017 at 06:00 BST

HSF snaps up Simmons & Simmons IP head for Milan launch

The firm is opening its first office in Italy with a four strong team from its rival.

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Herbert Smith Freehills is looking to expand its intellectual property offering as it plans to open a new office in Milan with a four strong team from Simmons & Simmons. Leading IP specialist Laura Orlando, who is the head of the Simmons & Simmons dispute resolution and IP team in Italy will join HSF with two associates and a trainee. Ms Orlando was a partner at local firm Trevisan & Cuonzo before she joined Simmons & Simmons. She specialises in contentious and non-contentious IP, specialising in patent and regulatory law in the life sciences sector.

 
   
 
 
 

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