HLK is delighted to announce the second new Partner appointment to its Legal team in a month. Louise Perkin (née Handley) has joined the firm, following the appointment of Jamie Rowlands in June. Louise will be based in Leeds and brings with her a team of experts.

Acting for a diverse range of clients from start-ups and SMEs to PLCs and universities, Louise specializes in non-contentious IP work. For over 25 years Louise has assisted clients in commercial/IP transactions.

Louise is a leading figure in the Leeds marketplace and has been for many years. She gained significant experience at several leading national and international firms. She regularly drafts and negotiates complex IP, IT, and commercial agreements including licensing and assigning IP, collaboration agreements, R&D agreements, SaaS agreements, agile agreements, terms and conditions, supply, distribution, and agency agreements.

Louise is continually recognized as a leader in her field of IP and IT by The Legal 500 and Chambers UK. She is characterized as “an experienced and very capable lawyer on commercial transactions”.

The addition of Louise to the growing Legal team further expands HLK’s legal services credentials and affirms the passion HLK possesses for understanding a client’s business and providing commercially sound and cost-effective advice focused on results.

Louise comments:

“When the opportunity to be part of Leeds’ leading IP firm at HLK came my way, I jumped at the chance. The caliber of people at HLK, as well as the market-leading work that they do, was a decisive factor in my decision to join them”.

Richard Kempner, Partner and Head of the Legal team at HLK, adds:

“I’ve known Louise for more than 25 years, and have always held her in the highest regard as a lawyer, advisor, and someone who really cares about her clients’ success – and in many cases, she has helped make that happen for them. We are truly delighted that she has chosen to join us to bolster our  noncontentious IP services and enhance our client offering accordingly.”

About HLK

HLK is a global cooperation combining Haseltine Lake Kempner LLP and HL Kempner Partnerschaft mbB, and provides a full suite of IP services advising across the entire IPR Lifespan™ in all technical and scientific disciplines.

With offices in London, Bristol, Munich, Leeds, Glasgow, The Netherlands, and Guangzhou (China), HLK provides IP services across the globe. HLK’s resources and expertise are exclusively dedicated to IP protection: safeguarding the inventions, creative designs, brand identities, and other innovations of its clients. HLK advises on the strategy, identification, protection, opposition and appeal, exploitation, and enforcement of IP rights, and defends its clients from allegations of infringement by focusing on acquiring a competitive advantage for its clients.

HLK is privileged to work with some of the most exciting and forward-looking businesses in the world which are at the forefront of innovation and product development in their various spheres. The majority of HLK’s clients are large corporate entities but they also work with universities and research institutes and with SMEs. HLK currently has clients in over 50 countries, including the US, China, Japan, and all major European countries.


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