Anglo-Canadian firm Gowling WLG has expanded its Asia footprint with the addition of Clyde & Co’s China IP head, Elliot Papageorgiou.

Papageorgiou advises on both contentious and non-contentious IP matters, and on strategies to optimize IP portfolios. He joined Clyde & Co in 2017 from IP specialist firm Rouse, where he had been a partner for 13 years and left when he was head of patent litigation. He joined Rouse’s London office in 1999 and moved to China as partner five years later. He had previously practiced with Australian firm Clayton Utz, and also spent time in-house with Getty Images.