International law firm Withers is expanding Withers tech, its technology and venture capital focused team, with the arrival of new partner Phil Robinson in London. Phil joins the firm from a London-based boutique law firm where he has spent the last four years advising corporates, founder-led businesses and investors, with a particular focus on the tech sector.
Phil advises clients on a broad range of corporate transactions, including public and private M&A, fund raises, founder exits and on wider corporate strategy, governance and restructuring matters. Phil started his career in the Royal Marines before training as a lawyer at Linklaters, where he spent almost seven years in their Corporate team.
James Shaw, head of the Withers tech team, comments: “Across the firm we are welcoming more clients leading the way in the new economy and our priority is to focus on the growth of the global enterprise in the digital world. With this sustained level of demand for our international corporate, venture capital and IP advice we have been looking to add skilled senior lawyers who can help us build our brand, and Phil makes for an excellent addition to our team. His experience of working with technology companies, investors and founders throughout the cycle of their business growth will be hugely useful for our clients.”
Phil adds: “Withers has really invested in building out a leading global tech-focused team and I look forward to being a part of this success story. Working with a hugely varied client base across an international network, and with the talented lawyers at Withers, promises to be genuinely rewarding and exciting.”
The Withers tech team was joined by partner Sarah Melaney in London in January 2022 and expanded in the US with the addition of a life sciences team in Boston in April 2021.