With a well-established IP practice, Bird & Bird is active in a wide spectrum of dispute resolution work across financial services, life sciences, technology, and consumer goods and services. Notable members in the dispute resolution team include Allison Wong and Matthew Laight.
The firm continues to represent Merck in Hong Kong and China as the plaintiff in proceedings against members of the Merck Sharp & Dohme (MSD) group of companies. The Hong Kong and China proceedings are part of a global series of disputes in respect of the use of the term ‘Merck’.
In another case highlight, the firm has been acting in a long running dispute between two telecoms giants over the terms of a patent licence.