Papageorgiou, who has joined from Rouse, brings with him a team of four China-qualified and licensed lawyers.
At Rouse for the past 12 years, Papageorgiou has built an intellectual property practice in the Asia Pacific, and especially China, which focuses on protection and portfolio advice, exploitation, and enforcement.
Partners Zhengquan Gu and Leo Tang, senior associate Molly Zhuang and associate Ying Ying have joined the firm’s joint law venture, Clyde & Co Westlink.
Clyde & Co partner and head of IP Rob Deans commented: “We are delighted to have a team of this calibre join us in such a key market for any IP-owning business. The leadership, experience and enthusiasm that Elliot Papageorgiou brings to the firm, together with a highly capable and motivated team, provides us with a unique ability to serve our clients in China.”