Lewis Silkin LLP has appointed three new partners.
David Swain joins the firm's Hong Kong office as head of intellectual property, leading the launch of its intellectual property practice in Asia. He will advise on non-contentious IP issues, including patents, trademarks, design rights and copyright. Swain also has experience in data and privacy law and has worked across the tech, life sciences, media and entertainment, and gaming sectors.
He joins Lewis Silkin from law firm Deacons.
Geraint Tilsley, a former partner at law firm Geldards, will be Lewis Silkin's first corporate partner in Cardiff and will oversee the practice’s regional growth. He advises clients on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity and corporate governance, both in the UK and internationally.
Transactional and contentious IP specialist Antony Craggs joins the firm's London office. He is experienced in leading litigation before the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court and Patents Court, and has managed cross-jurisdictional disputes in Europe and the US, including before the European Patent Office and European Union Intellectual Property Office.
Craggs has also advised on licensing agreements and litigation on patents in the telecoms sector.
Lewis Silkin joint managing partner Giles Crown said: 'Lewis Silkin has always had the ambition of helping businesses make the most of their two main assets: their ideas and their people. In line with that, the addition of David, Geraint and Antony to the team will offer fresh opportunities to new and existing clients alike, bolstering our Intellectual Property and Corporate services globally. More specifically, David and Geraint’s hires offer a new line of possibilities to our clients in Hong Kong and Cardiff on IP and corporate matters respectively, while Antony’s arrival further strengthens our full-range IP360 offering.'