13 Sep 2021

Wedlake Bell adds City partner trio from Rosenblatt and Deloitte

The move boosts the firm's private client, IP and data protection teams and include two former Kemp Little lawyers

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Wedlake Bell has hired a trio of partners from Rosenblatt and Deloitte to boost its private client, intellectual property and data protection teams in London. 

Charles Wang joins the City firm as a partner in the private client team from Rosenblatt, where he led the firm’s China desk for two years. Charlotte Wilding and Alexander Dittel both join from Deloitte and previously Kemp Little as partners in the IP and data protection teams respectively. Wilding will also serve as head of trademarks within the firm’s IP practice. 

Moving across alongside Wilding is Emilia Petrossian, a trainee trademark attorney also from Deloitte and previously Kemp Little. The appointments bring Wedlake Bell’s partner headcount to 73 and reflect its investment in lateral recruitment across what it considers ‘key areas’ of the business, according to a statement on Monday. 

Martin Arnold, managing partner at Wedlake Bell, said: “Our IP and commercial practice is a thriving area of our business, and with the addition of Charlotte and Alexander it will continue to grow, whilst the appointment of Charles to the private client team will be invaluable in enhancing our offering in Asia and across multiple jurisdictions.”

With more than 15 years of experience, Wang brings with him significant capabilities advising on multi-jurisdictional matters through his time working in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Singapore and Dubai. He specialises in advising Chinese ultra-high net worth individuals, high net worth individuals and companies on a range of legal matters concerning their investments in the UK. 

Wang is dual qualified as a solicitor in England as a non-practicing PRC lawyer in China. Prior to joining Rosenblatt in 2019, he led Mishcon de Reya’s China Desk and held roles at Farrer & Co and Stephenson Harwood. 

Wilding and Dittel both joined London technology firm Kemp Little in 2019, one year before its landmark acquisition by Deloitte was announced in November 2020. Wilding worked as a counsel at Kemp Little and later as a director and head of trademarks at Deloitte, while Dittel joined Kemp Little as a senior associate and later became an associate director at Deloitte. 

Wedlake Bell said Wilding’s appointment marked a ‘significant extension’ of its existing IP offering as it will be able to offer clients a ‘one-stop-shop’ approach to trademark filings and portfolio management. Her work covers IP strategy and clearance, filings and prosecution of UK, EU and international trademarks and designs and handling contentious matters before the UK Intellectual Property Office. 

Dittel, meanwhile, has more than a decade of experience working in big tech and private practice across a number of sectors including fintech, advertising, cloud computing and property. Throughout his career, he has spent time at Google, Taylor Wessing and tech and IP-focused UK firm Bristows, among others. 

Earlier this year, Wedlake Bell merged with 170-year-old London peer Moon Beever to bolster its private client and dispute resolution capabilities.

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