Withers appoints four new partners, boosting international growth

Firm News 06 January 2022 Experience

Withers has promoted four lawyers to partner with effect from January 1, 2022. All of the promotions support important practices and areas of growth for the firm and bring the firm’s total number of partners to 200.

The new partners are:

  • Andrew Gay, based in Boston, who advises on venture capital transactions, representing both VC funds and emerging companies.
  • Roberto Bonomi, based in Milan, who advises on tax and trust matters, including related to cryptocurrency, and has extensive knowledge of Italy’s ‘non-dom’ tax system.
  • Amy Hespenheide, based in San Francisco, who advises clients on trusts, estates and charitable planning.
  • Sara-Jane Knock, based in British Virgin Islands, who advises on litigation and arbitration matters, including insolvency, fraud and asset tracing.

Margaret Robertson, Withers’ CEO, comments: “These are all highly skilled and respected lawyers and significant additions to our partnership. Andrew has been a valued part of our Withers tech team for several years, and his promotion boosts our new Boston VC and life sciences team.”

“On the west coast, we have added significantly to the strengths of our San Francisco office, particularly in our private client practice. Roberto is a key member of our Italian tax practice, with a broad range of strengths, and will work closely with Giulia Cipollini to further the team’s excellent work. And not forgetting our BVI practice, which plays an important role in many cross-border disputes. Sara-Jane has been a central part of the team for many years.”

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