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    Locke Lord Announces Ben Hitchens and Siobhan Moore as Partners in London; Promotions Represent Latest Milestone in Continued Growth of Firm’s London Office

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    (LONDON) May 15, 2018 – Locke Lord has promoted Ben Hitchens and Siobhan Moore in the Firm’s London office to Partnership level, the latest indication of the Firm’s continued commitment to strategically growing its London office and team.

    “Ben and Siobhan are well respected within the Firm for their dedication to their work and clients, and they both thoroughly deserve their promotion to Partnership. We are very pleased to have Ben and Siobhan join the Partnership as we continue to grow organically and through strategic lateral hires,” said James Channo, Managing Partner of Locke Lord’s London office. “We congratulate Ben and Siobhan on this tremendous accomplishment and look forward to their continued contributions to our London office’s and the Firm’s growth and success.”

    Hitchens focuses his practice on all aspects of intellectual property law, with a particular focus on trademark and copyright disputes, increasingly within an online and/or digital context. He is experienced in litigating complex, multi-jurisdictional IP disputes on behalf of some of the world’s best-known brands and has counseled clients in actions before the English High Court and Court of Appeal, as well as the Court of Justice of the European Union. Hitchens is described in World Trademark Review’s Leading Trademark Professionals as a “pragmatic, concise and commercial” lawyer who is “not afraid to advise against a course of action if it increases costs without a tangible benefit.” He is a guest lecturer on the University of Chicago Booth School of Business’ Executive MBA program.

    Moore is the Global Head of Locke Lord’s Cards and Payments Practice and works with clients who provide or operate a diverse range of services that touch the cards and payments sector. These clients range from gift card providers, e-money issuers, acquiring businesses and other regulated payment service businesses to technology providers that sit outside and within the financial regulatory framework. She advises on product structure, business strategy and runs workshops. Moore is a director of the Prepaid International Forum and has been on the advisory board of the UK Gift Card & Voucher Association for more than seven years. She is also a frequent speaker at industry conferences throughout the world.

    Their promotions follow a number of recent key lateral Partner hires in the Firm’s London office, including Andrew Shindler, who has a broad range of experience working in commercial, technology and intellectual property law, joined the Firm’s Corporate Practice Group. Sean Donovan-Smith, an experienced funds formation and regulatory advisory lawyer, joined the Investment Adviser & Alternative Funds Practice Group, and Ben Henry, a well-known data centre lawyer, joined the Real Estate and Finance Practice Group. The Firm also added seasoned corporate lawyer Sean Page.

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