PwC Legal strengthens IP & Regulatory Compliance capacity with Nils Bings

Düsseldorf, September 26th 2019

PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal AG Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft (PwC Legal) is growing its IP & Regulatory Compliance capacity: on September 1st 2019, Nils Bings of DWF Germany joined the team in Düsseldorf as a Senior Manager, a position equivalent to a salaried partner at other law firms.

At DWF, Nils Bings most recently led the German practice groups for Intellectual Property (IP) and Regulatory Compliance & Investigations, which bundle all legal advice on intellectual property law, competition law and regulatory aspects of consumer goods. Previously, he was an Associate at Vossius & Partner.

In addition to general advice on IP law, Nils Bings will focus on supporting clients at PwC Legal in the fight against product piracy. To this end, he will extend the range of advisory services for regulated industries to the focal area of food and consumer goods.

Since the beginning of his career, Nils Bings has focused heavily on intellectual property rights and questions about product labelling and advertising. While at Vossius & Partner, he advised various brand-name manufacturers on product launches, marketing and the fight against counterfeiting. He also focuses on the enforcement and defence of IP property rights and the strategic development of national and international property rights portfolios. At PwC Legal, Nils Bings will bolster the groups of Partners led by Jan-Peter Ohrtmann, Tobias von Tucher and Jan-Dierk Schaal. Jan-Peter Ohrtmann’s group specialises in traditional IT and data protection law and, with a total of 15 professionals, is one of Germany’s largest practices in this area. Tobias von Tucher’s team primarily works on technology transfer and IP/IT transactions, while Jan-Dierk Schaal focuses on traditional IP law, including trademark management.

Within the PwC network, the IP & Regulatory Compliance practice group works closely with the advisors at PricewaterhouseCoopers GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft (PwC). This makes it possible to offer clients legal services related to IT, digitalisation, intellectual property and marketing from a single provider.

“We are delighted to have Nils Bings, who is known as an expert in IP law with in-depth process experience, joining our practice and strengthening our team. This will allow us to expand our expertise in this important segment. At the same time, we can extend our advisory services for specific industries and cover issues on marketing questions for consumer products, which is an extremely relevant area.”

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