Yves-Alexander Wolff, LL.M. has joined Addleshaw Goddard, further strengthening AG’s practice in Germany and its reputation as a full service international law firm.

Intellectual Property specialist Yves-Alexander Wolff, brings with him extensive experience gained at Preu Bohlig & Partner, KPMG Law and KNPZ Rechtsanwälte advising on a wide range of intellectual property and data protection (GDPR) matters, in particular international trade mark clearance and registration procedures and numerous litigation and arbitration matters, as well as defending and enforcing the IP-rights of multi-jurisdictional and multi-billion dollar clients such as Colgate-Palmolive and Snap Inc. as well as numerous start-ups and mid-sized companies.

With a master's degree in intellectual property law, acquired from the Humboldt University of Berlin, Yves, has both the theoretical and practical experience to greatly bolster AG's international IP practice and further expand the services offered by and from AG's German office. 

The hire of Yves is another significant step in further strengthening AG's reputation in both the German and European market, and a crucial hire ahead of Brexit and its consequences for international and specifically UK clients. 

Michael Leue, Partner in Corporate & Commercial & Head of AG's Hamburg Office said: "Joining as part of our global IP offering and bringing additional broad data protection expertise, Yves hire will support our clients in developing and protecting their two most valuable asset classes, IP and data, both in a transactional and a commercial context."

Georgina Powling, Partner at Addleshaw Goddard stated: "Our IP team is one of the most experienced in the market advising across a spectrum of sectors on all areas of intellectual property including patents, design rights, trade marks, confidential information, database rights, domain names and copyright. Yves brings with him a diverse wealth of experience and will significantly bolster our team. Growing our international reach is a key strategy for the team as we look to continue to advise clients on the implications Brexit will bring to their IP portfolio, and ensure that they can continue to operate across both the UK and European market.