Managing Partner at Van Innis & Delarue
Dieter Delarue is the co-founder and managing partner of Van Innis & Delarue.
Mr Delarue is a seasoned IP litigator with a particular affinity working in the worlds of fashion, design and luxury, media and entertainment, and high tech.
Mr Delarue’s transactional expertise includes drafting and negotiating a wide range of licensing, coexistence and other strategic agreements, and assisting corporates and investors with the IP-related aspects of due diligence.
Mr Delarue is often called on by the media to comment on IP-related news items. Chambers & Partners, the WTR 1000, The Legal 500, IP Stars and the clients that they quote have described Mr Delarue as “one of the best lawyers I’ve met”, a “technically strong advocate” who is “pragmatic and service-oriented” and “always two steps ahead of the other side”, who provides “practical, workable, concise and to-the-point advice, while being very pleasant to work with”. The same sources praise “the rigour and precision of his work” and “his proactive way of handling possible problems and turning them into solutions”.
Mr Delarue attended Ghent University Law School and subsequently obtained an LLM in IP law from George Washington University, Washington DC.