19 August 2021

Mathys & Squire appoints first COO

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Mathys & Squire’s first Chief Operating Officer (COO) in our 111-year history.

The management board has created the COO role to be responsible for driving forward the firm’s strategic development and growth. The COO will also play a key role in business leadership, improving operational implementation, efficiency and business transformation.

Mathys & Squire has gone through a period of sustained growth in recent years, appointing seven new partners in the last two years. This includes two new partners in the firm’s Munich office as we expand our European footprint.

Appointing a COO to play a larger role in running the business will allow for senior partners to able to spend a larger proportion of their time with clients and growing the firm rather than dealing with day-to-day operational matters.

The firm’s new COO is Jont Cole, who joins Mathys & Squire from property giant JLL, where he held senior roles including Global Strategic Program Director and COO of its Advisory and Alternatives divisions. At JLL, Jont led the coordination and implementation of the firm’s valuation global data strategy and global technology platform. He holds an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry and an Executive MBA from the London Business School.

Chris Hamer, partner and board member at Mathys & Squire, comments: “Jont’s appointment is a significant step in Mathys & Squire’s strategic development. His influence will allow the firm’s experts to focus on growing the business in the long term.”

Jont Cole comments: “I’m thrilled to be joining one of the leading European IP law firms with a superb reputation in the market for both its legal and commercial advice. I’m looking forward to freeing up senior partner time to serve clients even more fully.”

This release has been published in Intellectual Property Magazine, The Patent Lawyer and Legal IT Insider.