26 April 2023

Anne Marie Verschuur joins De Brauw


We are thrilled to announce that Anne Marie Verschuur will join De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek as partner in our IP practice. Our firm welcomes a renowned expert in the IP, Life Sciences, and Tech sectors, ensuring that our clients continue to receive the best IP advice as our practice continues to develop and prepare for upcoming matters in the Unified Patent Court (UPC).

Anne Marie Verschuur previously co-headed the international IP practices and was part of the Life Sciences team at NautaDutilh. She is nationally and internationally recognised as a renowned expert in her field, with a special focus in patent law. Anne Marie has co-authored and co-edited the leading publication 'Kort begrip van het Intellectuele Eigendomsrecht'. She was an international board member for AIPPI, where she was Reporter General from 2020 until 2022.

Robust IP practice with broad partner involvement, ready for UPC.

The addition of Anne Marie to the IP team fits well with the growth of the practice. Together with the recent counsel appointments of Roos van der Poel and Selmer Bergsma, De Brauw guarantees a robust IP and Tech expertise in complex and multidisciplinary matters. Her transfer will further strengthen the practice and prepare De Brauw for the UPC, which opens its doors on 1 June.

We hold Anne Marie's expertise and remarkable performance for her clients in high regard. With her joining our firm, we will continue to provide high-quality counsel in the most complex aspects of client matters. As tech aspects play a significant role in the matters we take on for clients, both in our litigation and corporate practice, her transfer strengthens our multidisciplinary approach. Especially with the upcoming opening of the UPC, we can now sustain any developments with broad partner involvement from our IP expertise.

Broad and deep: niche expertise in an integrated approach

Anne Marie Verschuur started her career at NautaDutilh in 2003. She was appointed partner in 2013 and built a successful IP and Life Sciences practice at the firm.

Anne Marie: "Clients are increasingly confronted with strategic IP and Tech aspects. These are often legally complex and involve different areas of law. The integrated approach of De Brauw is particularly well-suited for these types of matters. For me, this transfer means a new adventure in an IP practice that assists clients at the highest level. I know the team at De Brauw well and value their knowledge, skills and pleasant demeanour. Moreover, the combination of different areas of expertise on the litigation side offers a splendid opportunity for the practice in light of the UPC. I think I can make a meaningful contribution to all this and I am looking forward to that.