Andrew Brennan advises on both contentious and non-contentious IP and technology-related matters representing technology and creative start-ups through to global multinationals, particularly within the retail and manufacturing sectors.
He also has significant experience in the education sector and represents universities in relation to the funding, development and commercialisation of their technologies through sale, franchising, spin-outs, collaboration and joint ventures.
Earlier this month, the firm announced an increase in profit despite a dip in revenue.
Mr Brennan said: "I joined SGH Martineau in 2012 because the firm had a good reputation across all practice areas but especially for intellectual property and technology work.
"We are at the start of an exciting journey with the launch of our new sector-focussed strategic plan, which channels our expertise into advising clients in a few carefully chosen sectors, where we already have a strong reputation."
SGH's senior partner Andrew Whitehead added: "This is a well-deserved promotion to partner for Andrew and recognises the contribution he is making to the success of this firm and the positive difference he is making to our clients.
"He is a confident, talented lawyer who truly puts his clients' interests first, an approach appreciated by clients and colleagues alike.
"Our sector-focussed approach will rely heavily on lawyers like Andrew, who understand where their specialist skills fit into our overall strategic plan and the need to increase their knowledge across these sectors.
"This is the seventh promotion or new appointment at partner level since the start of the year and each selection has been made to strengthen our sector focussed approach."
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