Food Tech and Agri Tech

Technology drives the global economy. From lab-grown meat and urban-farming to SaaS, blockchain and machine learning, technology is shaping how companies do business today and in the future.

We advise software, hardware and biotech providers (and all the hybrid companies in between) on how to protect, commercialise and enforce their technology and IP assets.

Our team has a particular strength advising VC-backed tech businesses with in meat substitute technologies, SaaS offerings, AI, and blockchain.


We at Lexicom Technology pride ourselves on our technical expertise and our transparent client relationships. Withers have been key advisors since our inception in 2006. Over the years they have provided invaluable advice to our growing business, representing us on both commercial and private client matters and over a wide range of subjects ranging from domestic property law to international commercial negotiation. They are eminently approachable and always extremely responsive to our enquires. In any arena they have provided a consistently substantial upper hand. I cannot recommend them enough.

David Sunney - Lexicom

The Withers team have helped us for many years through investment completion, in-licensing multiple technologies and with our commercialisation activities. They are our trusted lawyers who provide the right pragmatic and practical advice and we very much value their support as we grow our business.


Withers tech have been with us through thick and thin. I trust them completely. They are so in-twined in our business. I see it as a personal relationship.

Mark Davis, CEO – Mologic Ltd

I see Withers tech as more of a sparring partner than my lawyers. We spend time thinking through different scenarios and discussing how certain decisions could positively or negatively impact the future of Meatable, and this process crystallised our priorities. Sharmela finds the exact right balance between being the ‘formal lawyer’, and being pragmatic and thinking proactively.

Krijn De Nood, CEO – Metable DV

Their knowledge of the tech industry is very deep. Their contacts and network are really valuable. They have seen most things before we do. They have been doing this type of advice for so long that they just know it.


Personal, detailed and quick. Withers tech provide solutions to problems whilst still ensuring we are fully protected.

Johan Indot, Co-Founder and Executive Director - Bioven Group

We founded Crane in order to serve founders. We enjoy partnering with Withers Tech as they share our philosophy in service to founders and companies. They hold deep insights and go above and beyond for founders, which is unique.

Crane Venture Partners

Track record

Moving Mountains - plant based eco-friendly meat technology

Withers Tech advised a leading foodtech business on the restructuring of intellectual property rights used in the development of the Moving Mountains® Burger and assisted in the establishment of the manufacturing process.

Meatable - Lab-grown meat and gene-expression technology

Advised a cutting-edge lab-grown meat provider on its licensing arrangements with third parties based in the UK, Germany and Japan to scale up their production. We also assisted the company with their research and development program and branding.

Microbiomes technology

Assisted a disruptive food and agritech business establish a laboratory to utilise microbiomes to maintain animal and plant health.

Urban farming, and aqua-organic technology

Advising an urban farming provider in connection with the protection and commercialization of a proprietary aqua-organic system.

E-commerce platform

Assisting several top-tier Italian winemakers in the creation of multi-jurisdictional e-commerce platforms.

Blockchain technology

Advising an innovative foodtech start-up on the implementation of blockchain technology in the supply chain.

SaaS platform, cloud hosted technology

Assisting a multinational robotics operator in the tech and privacy related aspects of a food-tech platform for the benefit of its employees.

Meet the team