We're a global firm with real personality

Helping the world’s innovators to keep innovating.

The world is built on innovation and great ideas. They are the lifeblood of your business and the currency of progress.

You deserve a firm who cares as deeply about them as you do.

Covering the whole IPR Lifespan™, our full-service offering is designed to ensure that our clients have their creativity defended, advantage realised and talent rewarded.

With offices in London, Bristol, Leeds, Munich, Glasgow, the Netherlands and China, and a pedigree spanning well over 150 years, we work hand in hand with businesses and organisations who shape the world around us.

Whether you need help with strategy, obtaining patents or other protection, preventing others from using your IP, defending unjust allegations of infringement, or with your IP agreements, we’re here to support your business in achieving its best.

HLK is a signatory to the UN Global Compact – the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative.


We’re driven by the same principles as you are and are always looking to find ‘a better way’. Our culture is different from many other professional services firms and is more akin to what you might find in many of the world’s most exciting and innovative companies. This, combined with an unwavering commitment to always putting people first, has helped us build trusted, long-term relationships with our many amazing clients.

Our History

Haseltine Lake Kempner, as it is today, was created on 1st May 2019 when two of Europe’s leading specialist IP firms merged to form a new, modern and progressive IP powerhouse. Between the previous firms, Haseltine Lake and Kempner & Partners, we have 180 years of combined history, experience and expertise to build on.

Global Reach

Never before have international relationships been so important to business and to the development and management of intellectual property. With offices in England, Scotland, Germany, The Netherlands and China, and a reach far beyond, we’re able to provide reassuring support across many jurisdictions in a fast-changing world.