Blacks Solicitors has welcomed back Pete Konieczko-Hansom as senior associate and head of Intellectual Property in the Corporate and Commercial teams.
Pete brings over 14 years of significant legal experience, having previously worked at an array of firms across West and East Yorkshire, and in London for the Government Legal Department.
Pete originally joined Blacks Solicitors in 2016 as an assistant solicitor, and became an associate solicitor in 2018 before departing in 2019. Pete returns to the Firm after three years to support the Corporate and Commercial teams in their significant growth plans and to grow the Intellectual Property offering. His return has brought the total number of team members to 17.
Pete 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.”
Pete will act for a broad range of clients from small startups to large international manufacturers, and will provide advice on a wide range of Corporate and Commercial matters including share sale and purchases, management buyouts, and supply and distribution agreements. Pete also brings significant intellectual property (IP) experience and will head up the Firm’s IP offering. This includes advising on trademark registrations and licensing.
Nigel Hoyle, head of corporate law, 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.”