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Taylor Wessing firm moves technology law partners overseas

As part of Taylor Wessings attempts to better connect with their US Clients, Technology law partner Mark Barron will move from London to the new Palo Alto office, along with Dr Kai Westerwelle, a data protection partner from Frankfurt. Both are part of the firm’s top corporate technology law partners and should provide US clients of Taylor Wessing to have better access to their specialist skill-sets, no doubt targeting the high-value technology firms and businesses in the US.

 

Earlier this month Taylor Wessing posted a 6.4% rise in total turnover, along with a 21% rise in average profit PEP for the 2013/14 financial year.

 

Taylor Wessing has also posted increased total turnover and increase profit from equity partners for the 2013/14 financial year at 6.4% and 21% respectively. With the firm-wide turnover reached £241.2m last year, whilst the UK-only equity partner profits brought in another £657,000.

 

Technology law partner Mike Turner will transfer to the New York office, along with lawyers from the firms international network.

 

Taylor Wessing is planning on targeting early stage and large corporation across the technology law sector whilst also looking towards the media and life sciences industries. With the US growing quickly in the I.T sector, this will no doubt lead to an increased value in having technology law partners in close proximity.
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The Lawyer