EIP, the leading international IP firm, have announced the appointment of Magnus Hallin as Chief Executive. He joins from AWA, an eminent European IP firm.

Magnus is a lawyer who spent 10 years practicing IP law and litigation before moving into management at AWA where he held the position of CEO for over 12 years. During that time, he oversaw significant expansion at AWA, including the opening of several offices across Europe, in China and in Hong Kong.


Magnus will spend time in EIP’s offices in Europe and the US and will work alongside the management board of EIP to further the firm’s development.

Founding partner, Jerome Spaargaren says: “We are delighted that Magnus is joining EIP.  He is a highly experienced CEO, well known in the IP world.  We are particularly pleased to have him in place for our next phase of growth, given his experience of growing AWA on the international stage.”

Magnus says: “One of the reasons that drew me to EIP is the culture and the quality of its people which I believe is especially important to a firm’s success.  I am impressed by the fantastic progress EIP has already made and am looking forward to working together with the management board to take EIP to the next level.”

About EIP

EIP is a leading Intellectual Property Law firm advising on high-value patent matters. EIP has 25 partners and more than 170 staff practising from its four UK offices in Bath, Cardiff, Leeds and London, its US office in Denver, Colorado and its German office in Düsseldorf.  EIP’s combination of patent attorneys with specialist IP litigators presents its clients with significant advantages, including the ability to offer advice on all stages of IP protection and patent litigation in the UK and Germany, and filings in the US. In 2020 EIP was named “Firm of the Year for Patent Litigation” for the third year in a row by Managing Intellectual Property. EIP is a Legal 500, Chambers & Partners, IAM Patent 1000, IP Stars, JUVE, and World Trademark Review 1000 recommended firm.

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