Euro IP Chief Leads 25 Howrey Attorneys to New Law Firm
Citing conflicts and a lack of intellectual property work in the United States offices of Howrey, the head of the the law firm’s intellectual property practice in Europe is leading at least 11 other IP partners into a new venture.
To be known as Hoyng Monegier, the new law firm is also expected to include 14 associates from Howrey, reports Legal Week.
It will be headed by Denis Monegier du Sorbier and Willem Hoyng. He is Howrey’s managing partner in Europe and a member of the law firm’s executive committee.
Conflict rules are more stringent in the U.S. than in Europe, restricting European attorneys who work for American law firms more than their counterparts in firms elsewhere.
An Am Law Daily post provides additional details.