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Founders

Helping company founders to realise their vision is a hugely rewarding aspect of our work. From advising on tax or international expansion, to introducing you to investors and other useful contacts from our network, we will add value from the outset.

As a successful person, it’s a fairly safe bet that you started out firmly holding the belief that, in whatever way important to you, the future can be better than the present, and that you have the ability to make it happen.

So whether you’re a serial entrepreneur, or considering a switch out of employment to pursue your passion, or seeking venture capital or private equity backing, we can help.

Be part of a community of successful people

We are now one of the largest law firms in the world that focuses on individuals and their private capital interests.  This is useful to you because it means we can help you if your plans take you internationally.  But beyond that, we can also look for ways to connect you with people from our network who might be of assistance.  As we have acted for over half the people listed in The Sunday Times Top 100 Rich List, and similar numbers of people in the US Forbes and Asia Forbes lists, we think a particular benefit to our entrepreneur clients is our relationships with this global group of potential investors and philanthropists.
 

The law firm for success

You hear a lot from law firms about the problems that you will face in business, and the structures you need to put in place to avoid mistakes.  We know however that in reality you want to avoid time and money spent on legal questions, especially at start-up and at scale-up.  Conrad Hilton linked success to action – he said that successful people keep moving; they make mistakes, but they don’t quit.  We like to operate quietly and efficiently in the background, safeguarding your interests and keeping you moving towards success.

All success stories need a start.  That’s why we are committed to helping start-ups through our involvement with a number of organizations, such as the ‘Startup Funding Club’ and the ‘Alley to the Valley’ organization.

How we can help

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Our team

Elaine Aarons

Elaine Aarons

Partner | London

Elaine Aarons

Partner | London

Employment

Amarjit Kaur

Amarjit Kaur

Partner, WITHERS KHATTARWONG* | Singapore

Amarjit Kaur

Partner, WITHERS KHATTARWONG* | Singapore

Litigation and arbitration

Charles S. Kolstad

Charles S. Kolstad

Partner | Los Angeles

Charles S. Kolstad

Partner | Los Angeles

Private client and tax | Corporate

Doug Mandell

Doug Mandell

Global Head of the Founder Practice | San Francisco

Doug Mandell

Global Head of the Founder Practice | San Francisco

Leaders and senior executives, Corporate

James Shaw

James Shaw

Partner | London

James Shaw

Partner | London

Corporate

Joel Shen

Joel Shen

Partner, WITHERS KHATTARWONG* | Singapore

Joel Shen

Partner, WITHERS KHATTARWONG* | Singapore

Corporate

David A. Stein

David A. Stein

Partner | San Francisco

David A. Stein

Partner | San Francisco

Private client and tax

Ceri Vokes

Ceri Vokes

Partner | London

Ceri Vokes

Partner | London

Private client and tax

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