Anja Penners

Anja Katharina Penners

  • Attorney-at-Law (admitted in Germany)
  • Associate
Chaymaa Benkenstein

Chaymaa Benkenstein

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Anja Katharina Penners is Associate with our firm. She specialises in intellectual property law and, in particular, patent and trademark law.

The firm’s patent practice is recommended as a “well established and powerful team” with “strength and depth” in Legal 500, “in particular for difficult patent proceedings where the team meets highest standards in timing and quality” and “whose briefs are ‘a miracle of structure and precision and at that written to the point and a pleasure to read'”. The patent practice is further continuously recommended as one of the global top 1000 in IAM Patent 1000 (“The team does a wonderful and very detailed job. Its members are very meticulous and able to navigate complex scenarios and uncertain jurisprudence”). Chambers quote clients: “The lawyers are very good, with the experience to know what the real issues are in a case and focus their efforts there. They are creative and go the extra mile. You get quick responses and great answers.” and “It is a high-quality, successful firm with a very good track record. The partners are always on top of the case.”

The firm’s trademark practice is considered to be among the top 1000 worldwide by WTR 1000. ARNOLD RUESS is also listed for trademark and design law in “Germany’s Top Attorneys”, a ranking published by the news magazine FOCUS, for IP overall in Chambers Europe 2014 (“a respected player”) and in Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars Ranking.

ARNOLD RUESS is JUVE law firm of the year for IP and Patents 2019 in Germany.

  • Born 1996 in Leverkusen
  • Law studies at Bucerius Law School in Hamburg and at Singapore Management University with a special focus on International Commerce and Dispute Resolution
  • Trainee Lawyer (Referendarin) at the Regional Court of Düsseldorf with stations at the German Federal Cartel Office, Clifford Chance (Dispute Resolution) and the Ninth Civil Senate at the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf
  • Professional experience: 2015 – 2020 student associate at Bucerius Law School (Chair of Civil Law, Private and Commercial International Law and Comparative Law); 2019 – 2020 research associate at Clifford Chance (Dispute Resolution); since May 2023 Attorney-at-Law with ARNOLD RUESS
  • Languages: German, English and Dutch
  • „Bauzeitverzögerungen infolge des European Green Deals – Gerichtliche Anforderungen an die bauablaufbezogene Darstellung der Anspruchsteller“ (zusammen mit Sebastian Wülbeck), in: Zeitschrift für Baurecht (BauR), Heft 9/2021, S. 1370 ff.
  • „Data Privacy Litigation – Prozessuale Implikationen des datenschutzrechtlichen Schadenersatzanspruchs nach Art. 82 DSGVO“ (zusammen mit Dr. Michael J.R. Kremer und Dr. Jan Conrady), in: Zeitschrift für Datenschutz (ZD), Heft 3/2021, S. 128 ff.
  • „Der Klägergerichtsstand nach Art. 7 Nr. 2 EuGGVO – Entscheidungsbesprechung zu EuGH, Urteil vom 09.07.2020 – Rs. C-343/19“ (zusammen mit Dr. Stefan Lohn), in: Zeitschrift für Europäisches Wirtschafts- und Steuerrecht (EWS), Heft 1/2021, S. 35 ff.
  • „Kostentragungsregeln im Zivilverfahren im Rechtsvergleich – Eine Untersuchung verfahrensdynamischer Auswirkungen von Erfolgshonorar und contingent fee auf das Zivilverfahren anhand rechtsvergleichender Erkenntnisse“, in: Bucerius Law Journal, Heft 2/2017, S. 124 ff.

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