Chambers Europe Guide 2007 recommends:
IP: Generalist lawyers (covers all areas)
IP: Patent Specialists
"Penny Gilbert and Tim Powell have recently left Bristows to form their own IP boutique, Powell Gilbert LLP. Gilbert specialises in biochemical and genetic engineering patents. Her expertise in the life sciences sector has attracted clients of the calibre of Genentech; Quadrant Technologies; Chiron and Human Genome Sciences, while Powell’s expertise lies in representing clients from the pharmaceutical and biotech industries in patent litigation."
" Simon Ayrton, meanwhile, has particular experience of dealing with lookalike, counterfeit and parallel imported goods. He has acted for Unilever in relation to a patent dispute with Colgate-Palmolive and for Braun in a claim against Remington concerning cleaning systems for electric razors. Alex Wilson focuses on transborder patent disputes. His fluency in various languages combined with first hand experience of working in Germany, France and the Netherlands, means that he is ideally placed to assist clients with an interest in these jurisdictions."