HLK is delighted to announce the appointment of Matthew Evans as Business Development Director. Matthew will be responsible for leading the business development and marketing functions at HLK, which has an unwavering commitment to fostering close and long-standing relationships and has worked with many clients for over 50 years. This newly created position reinforces HLK’s strong ethos of quality and outstanding client service.

With over 15 years’ experience, Matthew brings with him a wealth of expertise and knowledge in professional services, and joins HLK from leading law firm Burges Salmon. Matthew studied at Swansea University, the University of South Wales and Acadia University in Canada. He is also a member of the PM Forum South West Committee, the world’s largest community for professional services marketers, and is committed to enhancing the credibility and standards of the marketing profession.

Matthew comments:

“I am very excited to join HLK. The firm has an outstanding reputation within intellectual property circles and is in a great position to achieve its ambitions for growth. I’m looking forward to working with our people to help our clients develop and protect their transformational innovations and brands.”

Graham Lambert, CEO at HLK, adds:

“I’m delighted to welcome Matt to the firm. He brings deep experience of developing and driving business relationships and growth, and will ensure that we have “the voice of the client” right at the centre of our decision making and business plans. HLK has just completed a very successful year, and we are energised and excited by the opportunities that lie ahead for our clients and our people.”

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 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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