Iain Cockburn

Partner | London

Iain is a partner in the corporate team

He joined the firm from JAG Shaw Baker when they merged with Withers to create a new legal offering, Withers tech, in 2018.

Iain’s practice is focused on venture capital financings, advising VC firms, entrepreneurs and high-growth companies on investments at all stages of a company’s life cycle. In addition, Iain provides ongoing legal and strategic support to venture-backed companies, working closely with founders and management throughout the expansion of their business.

Iain has worked alongside Susanna Stanfield as part of the team that was involved in the publication of the British Venture Capital Association model form documentation for Series A financings and is responsible for the CPD programme for corporate and venture capital lawyers within the firm.

Secretary Emma Penhaligon

Track record


Acted for ETF Partners, who led a £70M investment into E-Leather, a UK-based company developing patented high-tech materials technology.

Acted for Pawz Ltd, an online and mobile vet platform, on its investment from Direct Line.

Acted for StatusToday Ltd on its seed financing led by Local Globe and Notion Capital.

England and Wales, 2009



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