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Corrs adds another to partnership

Corrs adds another to partnership

New recruit

Corrs Chambers Westgarth has announced it has bolstered its IP offering by appointing a new partner who specialises in this practice area.

The national law firm has revealed it has appointed David Fixler as a partner in its Melbourne office. Mr Fixler re-joins Corrs from King & Wood Mallesons where he was a senior associate.

Mr Fixler is an experienced IP specialist who has a substantial client-base across a wide range of industries and sectors, including pharmaceuticals, mining, water filtration, fast moving consumer goods, health insurance, IT and steel.

Mr Fixler’s new role will see him focus on patent litigation matters, while advising clients across the complete range of IP rights.

“David was a very well-respected and well-liked lawyer when at Corrs and we are delighted he has chosen to re-join the firm,” said Corrs partner and chief executive John Denton AO.

“Much of David’s work has been on high profile litigation for international clients, so he recognises the benefits for his clients of our unique position as one of Australia’s premium independent firms.

“David also clearly understands the commercial imperatives of a wide range of clients and the challenges they confront every day. He appreciates the vital importance of having a deep understanding his clients’ businesses and developing the best possible legal strategy to serve their commercial objectives.”

In addition, Mr Denton noted that Mr Fixler’s appointment “is a clear indication of our firm’s commitment to our strategic objective of continuing to build a deep and extensive practice with partners acknowledged as leaders in the Australian IP litigation market”.

This latest appointment of Mr Fixler comes after Corrs recently added partner Jürgen Bebber to its IP practice earlier this year.

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