Venture fund appoints legal advisers

Three panels of legal advisers have been selected to advise the £185m North West Fund for energy, biomedical, digital and creative firms.

The four-year panel covers three lots: investment and funding, employment law and intellectual property. Brabners Chaffe Street and Laytons were the only firms appointed to all three.

The full breakdown of the panels is as follows:

Investment and funding

  • Brabners Chaffe Street
  • Laytons
  • Aaron & Partners
  • Cobbetts
  • Geldards
  • Mills & Reeve
  • Ward Hadaway

Employment

  • Brabners Chaffe Street
  • Laytons
  • Hillyer McKeown

Intellectual property

  • Brabners Chaffe Street
  • Laytons
  • Ward Hadaway

Andrew O'Mahony, corporate partner in Brabners Chaffe Street, said: "We are thrilled to have been appointed by the North West Fund on all three of its legal panels. The region's businesses face disproportionate challenges in the aftermath of the recession and credit crisis and The North West Fund will provide many with the opportunity to expand, create new jobs and achieve financial success. We look forward to providing an expert legal advice service which supports economic regeneration in the region."

The North West Fund provides debt and equity finance from £50,000 to £2m to small and medium sized businesses based in, or relocating to, the North West of England to start, develop and grow.

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