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HGF announces 5 new Partners

HGF Ltd is delighted to announce that from the 1st of May 2017 Richard Wylie, Andy Camenisch, Jason Lessard, Douglas Drysdale and Dr Bal Matharu have been promoted to Partner, increasing the Partner group to 51 Partners. Of the 5 Partners promoted both Richard Wylie and Andy Camenisch trained at HGF.

These promotions are part of the firm’s strategic growth plans which have in the last 18 months included expanding into Europe with the opening of new offices in The Hague, Basel and Amsterdam, taking the total to 14 offices throughout the UK and Europe. The firm continues to see tremendous growth and has recently been named by The Financial Times as one of the FT 1000 Europe’s fastest growing companies.

Paul Sanderson, CEO commented “All 5 of the new Partner promotions are in recognition of their hard work and support for the continued growth and success of HGF and the expertise each individual brings to our specialist teams. They have continuously impressed the Partner group and shown they demonstrate HGF’s values with their dedication to clients, along with the expertise and experience they bring to their portfolios. We are delighted they have joined the Partner group and look forward to a great future for all of us”

About HGF:

HGF Ltd are one of Europe’s largest firms of IP specialists. The firm’s patent attorneys, trade mark attorneys and IP solicitors provide an integrated solution for clients.

HGF creates and manages IP portfolios for the world’s leading companies and research institutes. They advise clients on the creation of strategic IP assets around the world and provide world-class expertise in oppositions, appeals, commercialisation, dispute resolution and litigation to defend and enforce IP rights.

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