Sara Swinkels


Sara is active in all areas of intellectual property law, with a specific focus on patent law.
In 2020 she completed her Masters in Information Law at the Institute for Information Law (IViR), affiliated with the University of Amsterdam. During her master's, Sara was a working student at various law firms, and she gave free legal advice to start-ups and private individuals in the field of intellectual property law. Her master's thesis concerned the development of the plausibility doctrine at the European Patent Office and its consequences for Dutch patent practice. Sara joined the firm in March 2021.
A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.