07 December 2018 - Article
JAG Shaw Baker, a UK tech law firm, will join international law firm Withers to create a unique legal offering which is specifically tailored to the needs of entrepreneurs, investors and technology companies across the world.
Withers is an international law firm founded in 1896 that is dedicated to successful people, their business and philanthropic interests. The firm has 17 offices, now 18, across the US, Europe and Asia. JAG Shaw Baker is a boutique law firm that advises UK and US entrepreneurs, companies and investors across high-growth technology sectors such as life sciences, clean tech, and digital technology.
JAG Shaw Baker’s six partners and the 40-person team will join Withers to create Withers tech and will operate from offices in London and Cambridge effective 1 August 2018.
Jeremy Wakeham, CEO of Withers' Business Division, comments: “We are very excited to welcome JAG Shaw Baker to the firm. Their in depth experience in the technology sectors is a great strategic complement to the work we do for tech entrepreneurs and investors in the US and in Asia, and presents exciting possibilities to increase our activity in the sectors.”
“Since we opened our practice in 2013, it has always been our vision to grow our business through global expansion; and over the past five years, we have successfully created a business model that works for the European tech and life sciences ecosystem” says James Shaw, Partner and Co-founder, JAG Shaw Baker. “The fast growth tech and life sciences markets are a growth area for Withers, so together with our industry expertise and their international reach, we can deliver that global model overnight to all of our clients.”
Tina Baker, Partner and Co-founder, JAG Shaw Baker said that during their discussions with Withers, it became clear that there was a significant cultural and business fit between both firms. “Joining Withers allows the firm to stand by their clients through every stage of their company’s life and help them create strong global businesses as they grow and expand” adds Baker. “Together, we will continue to provide our clients with unprecedented access to the best legal teams for the fast growth tech and life sciences markets.”