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Corporate

Organizations and the people with the vision behind them turn to us to help realize their global ambitions. Our multilingual corporate lawyers help startups, household name brands and charities to achieve their goals, grow their assets and protect their interests.

In today's competitive global markets, our corporate clients need carefully crafted, bespoke legal advice.

Our global team of corporate lawyers has the depth and diversity of knowledge to advise on issues that arise over the entire life cycle of a company, from securing investment, to structuring executive pay, to completing mergers and acquisitions.

We excel at working with corporate clients both large and small, nascent and long-established, and domestic and international. With our extensive experience in private capital, as well as advising on the personal and corporate issues we can also find solutions to thorny regulatory problems and advise on day-to-day operations. In a typical year we will be involved in projects worth more than US$5B across industries such as hotels and hospitality, life sciences, technology, real estate, luxury brands, and banking and finance.
 

Our focus

Our global team of corporate lawyers combines several complementary areas of high-level experience, having represented hundreds of private companies, individuals and investors as well as over 100 public companies. Our clients include private and family-owned businesses, start-ups, family offices, successful individuals and families, philanthropists, funds, asset managers and investment managers, founders and entrepreneurs, private banks and financial institutions.

Our advice enables our clients to make the best decisions on how to protect, evolve and grow their private capital. 

We use our international outlook, our network of offices on three continents and our intimate understanding of our clients’ commercial interests and personal motivators to support them beyond an immediate need or ask.

We understand the unique legal issues surrounding the deployment of private capital. This can range from investment, structuring and control of cross-border investments to the corporate and personal tax issues created. As a full-service firm, we are able to call on leading colleagues from other areas of business law such as corporate tax, litigation, real estate, immigration and wealth management to handle all your corporate needs under one roof.

Whether we’re helping a Japanese fund to invest in a San Francisco cryptocurrency start-up or advising an Indian education entrepreneur in the acquisition of a stand-alone international school in Singapore, we put our worldwide corporate law knowledge to work for our clients.

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Our team

Paul McGrath

Paul McGrath

Partner | London

Paul McGrath

Partner | London

Corporate

Roberta Crivellaro

Roberta Crivellaro

Partner | Milan

Roberta Crivellaro

Partner | Milan

Corporate

David Guin

David Guin

Partner | New York

David Guin

Partner | New York

Corporate

Graham Webster

Graham Webster

Partner | London

Graham Webster

Partner | London

Corporate

M. Ridgway Barker

M. Ridgway Barker

Partner | Greenwich

M. Ridgway Barker

Partner | Greenwich

Corporate

Daniel Yong

Daniel Yong

Partner, Withers KhattarWong* | Singapore

Daniel Yong

Partner, Withers KhattarWong* | Singapore

Corporate

Kazumitsu Goto

Kazumitsu Goto

Partner | Tokyo

Kazumitsu Goto

Partner | Tokyo

Corporate

Mabel Lui

Mabel Lui

Head of Greater China Commercial | Hong Kong

Mabel Lui

Head of Greater China Commercial | Hong Kong

Corporate

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Family businesses

From small companies to global brands, we understand the dynamics of family businesses and what makes them special. We offer a rounded view on everything from tax to succession planning. Find Out More
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Private companies

As a private company, you need reliable, efficient service. As the only global law firm focused on private capital, we are here to help you protect your interests at every stage of the lifecycle. Find Out More
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Public companies

Publicly traded companies face many challenges. As a full-service, truly international law firm we offer support with day-to-day operations as well as advice on exceptional situations. Find Out More
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Venture Capital

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Venture Capital

Our global team of Withers tech venture capital advisors has the skills and in-depth knowledge of the market to help investors and emerging companies navigate every stage of fundraising. Find Out More
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Withers tech

With offices in innovation hubs from Cambridge, UK to Cambridge, MA, our technology and venture capital team regularly support startups and spinouts, helping them to scale, expand and thrive. Find Out More

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