Squire Sanders Adds Pair of Attorneys to Frankfurt Office
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Law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey recently announced its expansion of its Frankfurt office with the appointment of intellectual property, commercial and regulatory lawyers Iliana and Philip Haleen as partner and of counsel, respectively. Both Iliana and Philip will join the global legal practice in January 2012.

Iliana Haleen, who currently heads the intellectual property practice at Bryan Cave in Hamburg, possesses over two decades of experience in international intellectual property protection. She manages the international portfolio of 1,500 trademarks registered in over 170 countries for a US-based consumer goods company, with an emphasis on multi-jurisdictional brand management. Iliana also has significant experience advising on all aspects of licensing, protection and the enforcement of intellectual property rights.


Philip Haleen is a US trained lawyer whose expertise includes antitrust and competition law, EU regulatory law, distribution law and international taxation, including transfer pricing and tax treaty work. He has practiced in Germany for nearly three decades. He both founded and managed the Frankfurt office of Faegre & Benson from 1991 until 2003.

In Frankfurt, Iliana and Philip will rejoin colleagues with whom they have previously worked; these include Horst Daniel, litigation partner and head of Faegre’s Frankfurt office from 2003 until 2009; Karl Walter, corporate partner; and Louis Wakatsuki, labor and employment counsel.

Established in 2006, Squire Sanders’ Frankfurt office has particular expertise in corporate, banking and financial services, arbitration, litigation, private equity, capital markets, labor law, and tax law. With the addition of the Haleens, that expertise will now include intellectual property law.

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Thomas Busching, managing partner of the Frankfurt office, was quoted as saying in a press release at the firm’s website: “Iliana and Philip are widely respected lawyers and we see their appointments as key and a big step in developing and expanding our services in Frankfurt.”

Iliana and Philip will both join Squire Sanders’ Intellectual Property & Technology practice. In Europe, the team is made up of over twenty partners and fifty professionals focused on intellectual property law. These include trademark attorneys, as well as lawyers who specialize in all areas of IP law.

David Elkins, Intellectual Property & Technology Practice Group Leader was quoted as saying: “Iliana’s and Philip’s considerable experience and proven track record of servicing the needs of multinational clients will support the continued growth of our IP practice, both in Germany and on the global stage.”

Established in 1890, Squire, Sanders & Dempsey has lawyers in 36 offices and 17 countries around the world and now includes the nearly 500 lawyers from leading UK legal practice Hammonds. The firm also has strong working relationships with independent firms in Europe and the Middle East, as well as the Squire Sanders Legal Counsel Worldwide Network, which includes independent firms across Latin America. The firm advises a wide range of clients, from a diverse mix of clients, from Fortune 100 and FTSE 100 corporations to emerging companies and from individuals to local and national governments.



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