James Shaw

Partner | London Cambridge

Client services contact Liberty Marsom


Track record


We advised biologics company Elasmogen Ltd on securing a £8 million investment round. The funding round was led by BGF and Scottish National Investment Bank with additional support from existing investor Scottish Enterprise.The Withers tech team also advises Elasmogen on commercial matters such as complex licensing and collaboration agreements and IP protection.

Investment into Cazoo

Advising an investor syndicate led by Stride VC on the multiple rounds of finance (to ultimately SPAC) in Cazoo Ltd, the used car marketplace.


Representing Stride.VC and a series of other investors on the multiple rounds of financing of Cazoo Ltd, the disruptive start-up to the second hand car market in the UK

Sweet Capital

Representing Sweet Capital (the private investment fund of the Founders of King.com) - across multiple consumer mobile disruptive investments on a global basis

Fintech disrupter

Representing a Fintech disrupter on its major European Growth Strategy

Global Access Diagnostics

Global Access Diagnostics (GADx) is a leading developer of lateral flow and rapid diagnostic technologies, products and services, offering a full suite of services from concept to validation to manufacturing at flexible volumes. We advised on the formation of GADx by the acquisition of two companies, Mologic and Global Access Diagnostics, by a consortium of social impact investors called Global Access Health. As part of this transition, GADx became a social enterprise, dedicating its profits and mission to improving the health and wellbeing of underserved populations around the world.  We also advise on licensing and facilities agreements, manufacturing agreement and customer contracts.

Global Health Diagnostics Ltd

Outside General Counsel to Global Health Diagnostics Ltd


Outside General Counsel to In3Bio - an immuno-oncology business with a pipeline of early stage clinical assets


  • Early Stage Funding, Startup and SME club, 3/8/2018

  • Funding AI, VR And AR Startups In MedTech For Growth, February 2018 (panel member)

  • What Does The Future Hold For Digital Health? Biotechs and the City, September 2017 (panel member)

  • Fintech Phenomena; Cross Border Growth & Success, Digital Freedom Festival, Riga, 2017

  • Crossing The Valley Of Death: Funding, Financing & Strategy, Biotech & Money 2016 (panel member)