Pete Konieczko-Hansom returns to Blacks Solicitors

Pete Konieczko-Hansom returns to Blacks Solicitors

Leeds-based Blacks Solicitors has welcomed back Pete Konieczko-Hansom as senior associate and head of intellectual property in the corporate and commercial teams.

He brings more than 14 years of legal experience, having previously worked a number of firms across West and East Yorkshire, and in London for the Government Legal Department.

Konieczko-Hansom originally joined Blacks Solicitors in 2016 as an assistant solicitor, and became an associate solicitor in 2018 before departing in 2019.

He returns to Blacks after three years to support the corporate and commercial teams in their significant growth plans and to grow the firm’s intellectual property offering. His return brings the total number of team members to 17.

Commenting on his return, Konieczko-Hansom said: “I am thrilled to be working at Blacks again. I had the privilege of working with some great people at other firms but the people at Blacks really feel like family to me.”

“I am really looking forward to working with Nigel and witnessing first-hand the ambition and rapid growth of the business. Seeing how far the commercial and corporate teams have come in such a short space of time was a key factor in inspiring me to return.”

Konieczko-Hansom will act for a range of clients from small startups to large international manufacturers, and will provide advice on corporate and commercial matters such as share sale and purchases, management buyouts, and supply and distribution agreements.

He also brings significant intellectual property experience and will head up the firm’s offering. This includes advising on trade mark registrations and licensing.

Nigel Hoyle, head of corporate law at Blacks, said: “Pete is a great fit and his recruitment strongly aligns with our vision for future employment and growth. We are thrilled to welcome him back to Blacks and see his experience and skills strengthen the corporate and commercial teams. His expertise in intellectual property will now enable the team to confidently provide a specialist offering in this field.”

Pictured: Nigel Hoyle and Pete Konieczko-Hansom / Image: Blacks Solicitors 
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