CMS Hasche Sigle's patent law practice has been further reinforced. On 1 June 2007 lawyer Markus
Deck will move from his position as partner in Linklaters in Cologne to CMS Hasche Sigle in
Düsseldorf. With eminent lateral hire Deck as newcomer CMS Hasche Sigle will continue to expand in
this growing field.
Markus Deck has been with Linklaters since 1992, at first as an associate and since 1998 as a
partner. His areas of expertise are in particular forensic and advisory activities in the fields of
patents and technology transfer, trade mark litigation, unfair competition law and distribution law
including related anti-trust law. Clients advised by him include amongst others Otis, Black &
Decker, Tupperware, Westfalia Werkzeugcompany and Wyeth and many other well-known companies.
Cornelius Brandi, managing partner of CMS Hasche Sigle: "We are pleased that in Markus Deck we
have been able to acquire such a high profile patent lawyer as a partner for our firm. We have now
strengthened our competence in patent law and stressed the importance of our Düsseldorf office in
this area." Markus Deck commented: "I welcome the opportunity to enhance CMS Hasche Sigle's
extremely eminent IP practice, in particular in patent law."
In the field of intellectual property CMS Hasche Sigle is amongst the leading law firms. The
patent lawyers focus on advice to technology, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies and
represent clients before all important patent courts in Germany.
Contact CMS Hasche Sigle:
Cornelius Brandi, Managing Partner
Tel.: +49 (0) 30 / 37630 1207
CMS Hasche Sigle is a member of CMS, an alliance of leading European law firms. With over 595
partners, a total of 2,000 lawyers and tax consultants and around 4,200 support staff we advise our
clients at commercial locations in 48 business centres in Europe and further afield on legal and
In addition to CMS Hasche Sigle, the following firms are also members of the CMS alliance: CMS
Adonnino Ascoli & Cavasola Scamoni (Italy), CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo (Spain), CMS
Bureau Francis Lefebvre (France), CMS Cameron McKenna LLP (Great Britain), CMS DeBacker (Belgium),
CMS Derks Star Busmann (the Netherlands), CMS von Erlach Henrici (Switzerland) and CMS
Reich-Rohrwig Hainz (Austria). CMS has 58 offices in 25 countries around the world.
For further information on CMS Hasche Sigle see
www.cms-hs.com and on the CMS alliance see