Squire Patton Boggs is pleased to announce it is joining the Nexus community at the University of Leeds as their new legal professional services partner as of 1 June. Leeds Corporate partner William Downs will lead the multidisciplinary Squire Patton Boggs team for Nexus members.
"We are delighted to become part of the Nexus community," says William Downs. "The firm has acted on various projects for the University of Leeds over the past few years, and has a long track record of advising innovative and fast-growth companies and SMEs as they start and scale up, especially in the technology, manufacturing, healthcare and life sciences sectors. Our team is looking forward to sharing our insights and knowledge to help organisations in the Nexus community, as they develop, finance and commercialise their innovations, working alongside Nexus and their other professional services partners.”
Nexus is home to a thriving community of innovators all benefiting from seamless access to the University of Leeds’ academic expertise, and backed by some truly innovative support networks and business advisory services. Nexus provides access to leading experts, talent and facilities, to assist disruptive companies in making ground breaking developments in health, data, environment and engineering. From entrepreneurs and start-ups to SMEs and corporations, it provides bespoke support that delivers real commercial impact and accelerates growth.
Commenting on the partnership, Dr Martin Stow, Nexus Director said: “Nexus brings together the brightest minds from business, technology and academia and we are excited to welcome Squire Patton Boggs to our community. For start-ups and SMEs to be successful they need the tailored advice and we are building a network of professional services partners that can provide this based on their experience and skills. Squire Patton Boggs have a long history of supporting fast growing innovative businesses and I have no doubt that they will be a very valuable asset to the Nexus community and help our members accelerate and grow.”