Sarah Manderson

Senior associate | London

Sarah is a senior associate in the corporate team.

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

Sarah is a corporate and venture capital lawyer who provides advice to start-ups and entrepreneurs as well as to investors and high-growth companies, from seed investments to later stage funding through to exits in the venture capital, technology, fashion and clean tech sectors.

Sarah qualified as a solicitor in Scotland after completing her training contract at JAG Shaw Baker. Before joining JAG Shaw Baker, Sarah undertook internships with a US law firm in New York and also with the in-house legal team of Alere Inc, a NASDAQ listed diagnostics and health management company.

Secretary Nicola O'Connor

Track record



TransferWise Ltd Series E Financing: advised the Company on a Series E financing round with a principal investment of USD 65,000,000 together with assisting the company with the facilitation of secondary share transfers by a number of existing investors and employees to new and existing investors in the aggregate amount of USD 219,664,252.80 across three separate completions.

Kano Computing Limited Series B Financing: advised the Company on a substantial Series B funding round assisting the company with early stage negotiations to shareholder communications and post completion funding round extension.

Scotland, 2015

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