29 May 2024

Mathys & Squire promotes three experts to partners

Leading intellectual property (IP) law firm Mathys & Squire is pleased to announce the promotion of Laura Clews, Samantha Moodie and Edd Cavanna to Partners at the firm.

An extended version of the press release is available below.

Laura Clews has been appointed to Partner in Mathys & Squire’s life sciences & chemistry team, continuing a 13 year-career with the firm. Laura holds a doctorate in liquid chromatography and is a highly skilled patent lawyer with global knowledge of drafting and litigating patent applications, particularly in the fields of ionic liquids, composite materials, polymer chemistry, solar cells, medical stents and oil and gas technologies.

Samantha Moodie has also been promoted to Partner at Mathys & Squire, having joined the firm’s life sciences & chemistry team in 2011. A specialist in molecular biology and biotechnology and holding a doctorate in molecular virology, Samantha has extensive experience managing complex worldwide patent portfolios. Areas of particular focus for Samantha include antibody-based therapeutics, nucleic acid-based diagnostics and stem cell and regenerative technologies.

Edd Cavanna too has been appointed Partner in Mathys & Squire’s IT & engineering team. With a PhD in Physics, Edd joined the firm in 2015 and specialises in the IP and technology areas of mechanical, electronic, software and energy. Edd’s promotion will strengthen the firm’s services across all technology fields, especially semiconductor devices and applied superconductivity.

Says Alan MacDougall, HR Partner at Mathys & Squire: “It’s a great pleasure to see Laura, Samantha and Edd continue very successful careers with Mathys & Squire and welcome them to our partnership. After joining Mathys & Squire as Technical Assistants, all three have grown into highly regarded specialists in their respective fields. Their wealth of expertise will make a vital contribution to the exceptional services we deliver to our clients.”

Mathys & Squire has also promoted five lawyers to Managing Associates – Alex Elder, Adam Gilbertson, Lionel Newton, Oliver Parish and Leonard Wright.

Says Alan MacDougall: “Congratulations to Alex, Adam, Lionel, Leonard and Oliver are also due, whose promotions are another reflection of the remarkable talent within our firm. Our talented new Managing Associates will deliver valued support to our partners across all service lines and sectors.”

Alex Elder
Managing Associate
Adam Gilbertson
Managing Associate
Lionel Newton
Managing Associate
Oliver Parish
Managing Associate
Leonard Wright
Managing Associate