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Withers tech is a specialist global full-service technology group. We act for many of the largest venture and growth capital funds on all funding rounds and support companies throughout their entire life cycle from start-up to exit, helping our clients negotiate the challenges they face as their business grows and the market shifts.

We have recently launched our W: talks tech podcast series where we take a look at the latest trends and the biggest issues impacting venture capital investors, founders, entrepreneurs, family offices and companies in the technology and innovation space. Listen to the innovators and disruptors who are driving change here.

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Stories of success: Lin Fengru and Max Rye of TurtleTree

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Withers welcomes data protection and privacy partner Doron Goldstein in New York

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Celebrating Black Pride: the inspiring story of UK musician, singer, songwriter and producer MNEK

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Ridge Barker featured in Reuters article on Robinhood's new regulatory demands

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DeFi Lending: High Interest and Maybe High Risk

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Structuring an ESG investment fund in Japan

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Founder and CEO of Antengene, Dr. Jay Mei, talks innovation in biotech, passion and learning from our mistakes

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Withers advised on the launch of Japan's first ESG-focused global venture capital fund

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Withers talks: founders counsel | Episode 5 - Keeping founders and families secure: Issues with cyber and physical security

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3DLOOK co-founders, Whitney Cathcart and Vadim Rogovskiy, talk technology, innovation and sustainable fashion

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Withers talks: cryptocurrency | Ep 10 - Transatlantic perspectives on anti-money laundering (AML) enforcement

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Withers talks: cryptocurrency | Ep 9 - US tax considerations for crypto investors and issuers

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Post IPO. Post inheritance. What next for the newly wealthy?

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International impact investor, Mark Cheng, talks social entrepreneurship, business model innovation and purpose

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Is surveillance the solution to a better connection with staff?

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Withers talks: cryptocurrency | Ep 8 - Trusts issues with cryptocurrency - a European perspective

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NFTs: is art mimicking fashion?

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Withers talks: cryptocurrency | Ep 7 - Investing in NFTs and crypto assets – practical perspectives from Asia

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Five Intellectual Property initiatives businesses should tap in Singapore

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Withers tech Asia advised EDB on new venture, creating 100 new jobs in Singapore

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What does the new UK guidance on Right to Work mean to you and your employees?

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Withers tech represents Draper Esprit on $60m funding round in FintechOS

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Withers talks: cryptocurrency | Ep 6 - How NFTs are shaking up the art and music world

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Withersworldwide's new Boston IP team featured in The American Lawyer's recent article 'Global Firm Enters Beantown, Grabbing Life Sciences Team'

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UK hotels and the "third space" live, work, social – practical, commercial and legal considerations

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Ridge Barker comments on the SEC's latest guidance on special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs)

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Tech monitoring for mental health: issues and good practice for UK employers

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Withers talks: cryptocurrency | Ep 5 - The rise of decentralized finance (DeFi)

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A digital art gold rush? – the regulators are watching

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COP26: ESG and innovation of the 'Red Queen's garden'

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Withers talks: cryptocurrency | Ep 4 - Tax considerations for UK crypto investors

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Non-fungible tokens: at the UK legal and tax frontier

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The role of UK family offices in driving impact innovation

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Withers talks: cryptocurrency | Ep 3 - Cryptocurrency issuer considerations & European regulation

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Withers talks: cryptocurrency | Ep 2 - What is the future of crypto regulation?

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Withers talks: cryptocurrency | Ep 1 - So you are thinking of investing in cryptocurrency

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Webinar: Post-Brexit London: still the FinTech capital of the world? Or has our new found freedom paid the digital price?

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Withers appoints Joel Shen as Partner as part of Withers tech Asia expansion

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UK Budget 2021 - the detail that matters to you

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Cryptocurrency: is it too hot to handle? The Top 4 UK resident investor concerns

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How is Brexit affecting UK employment rights?

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Megan Jones comments on the latest OCC crypto bank approval and the post-Trump future

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Amber Melville-Brown comments on Trump being banned from Twitter after Capitol siege

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Budget reconciliation, Bernie Sanders and President Biden's tax policy proposals

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Proposition 24: The impact of California's new consumer privacy law on retail businesses

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Can UK employers require employees to have a Covid vaccination?

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Tech.Pass: A new entry point for tech entrepreneurs and talent to Singapore

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Crypto Crime Enforcement Trends: The US Department of Justice steps up

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A roundup of updates for founders, entrepreneurs and their growing businesses

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Brexit: permanent residents must apply to EUSS by 30 June 2021

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Celebrating Black History Month – Dame Linda

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Privacy, the pandemic, and the immediate need for legislative and regulatory support

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'Out of Office' - the world of work reimagined

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'Out of Office' - how, and why, to get homeworkers to think again

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Decentralized finance needs regulatory clarity and smarter compliance

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ISDA and Digital Asset launch a CDM clearing pilot using DAML with distributed ledger technology

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Superheroes and civil rights: we're shining a spotlight on the history of black people

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Noteworthy recent SEC rule changes

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The situs of cryptocurrencies: an answer, but for how long?

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Artificial Intelligence will advance the practice of law, but it introduces the potential for discrimination and liability

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Available Sublease Space Continues to Grow

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Withers strengthens international arbitration and litigation practice in Asia with the hire of Shaun Leong, FCIArb

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Withers talks: families and family office | Ep 1 - Structuring family offices for tax and investment benefits

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IP due diligence - The art of leaving nothing to chance

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Offshore structure with online operations in Hong Kong in the digital age – walking a thin line?

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Recent enforcement of data breach and cybersecurity violations: Is blockchain and distributed ledger storage the answer?

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Federal Banks Get OK to Provide Services for Crypto Assets

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Hong Kong - Ensuring your Will is airtight beyond borders

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Coronavirus: Directors' duties under new UK insolvency laws

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The impact of England's second lockdown on UK visa applications

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DeFi: decentralized finance is on the rise

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Withers is proud to help close the digital divide in New York City

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Tech.Pass: A new entry point for tech entrepreneurs and talent to Singapore

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Personal Data Protection (Amendment) Act 2020 in Singapore: Effects on your business

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Dolphin Tank: Online Event | Fashion Tech | Female Entrepreneurs

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Webinar | A new fund vehicle for private equity in Hong Kong

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Recent enforcement of data breach and cybersecurity violations: Is blockchain and distributed ledger storage the answer?

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Webinar | Data protection and other IP issues

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Withers is proud to help close the digital divide in New York City

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IP due diligence - The art of leaving nothing to chance

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Offshore structure with online operations in Hong Kong in the digital age – walking a thin line?

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The situs of cryptocurrencies: an answer, but for how long?

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Transatlantic transfers of personal data: time for re-evaluation of the dataflow

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W talks: tech | Ep 3 - Why is there a gap in CPD for professionals in the venture capital industry?

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Calls for review of capital gains tax and the OBR estimates tax rise of £60bn per decade in the UK

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Does the US need to have a digital dollar?

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Temperature measurement at the workplace: The European overview

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Employers, Brexit and the right to work: are you prepared?

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Marketplace and online platforms: new rules from the EU

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Covid-19 creates numerous use cases for the Internet of Things, but are they legal?

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A future with digital assets and distributed ledger technology

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Dolphin Tank: San Francisco | Fashion Tech | Female Entrepreneurs

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Financial relief for struggling businesses: new UK insolvency legislation now in force

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Ban on certain US work visas until December 31

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Coronavirus, furloughing staff and making redundancies: further FAQs for UK employers

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The impact of the Flexible Furlough Scheme on sponsored migrant workers

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Withers tech advises Astanor Ventures on funding of biotech and diagnostics firm Hyris

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Open source vs bleach… the global hunt for a defence against COVID-19

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LGBTQ+ and protecting your privacy in the UK

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4 questions you should be asking when considering mental health in the workplace

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Coronavirus: UK Future Fund scheme – Final details announced

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2020 Vision: Differing perspectives of a pandemic

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Data privacy amid coronavirus: Blockchain to the rescue!

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To whom do digital sports stars' tattoos belong?

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Can AI be taxed?

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Spotlight on Cambridge: Cambridge at the forefront of the battle against coronavirus

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Withers tech works with Morningside Ventures on COVID vaccine enterprise

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Phase 2 has kicked off - updates to the guidelines for Italian coronavirus contagion management in workplaces

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W talks: tech | Ep 2 - Driving innovation out of a crisis

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W talks: tech | Ep 1 - Helping CEOs and Founders navigate the crisis

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Coping with coronavirus: FAQs for UK employers

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How to make a contact tracing app for coronavirus that preserves privacy

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Coronavirus: UK Future Fund scheme

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Start your business in a crisis: advice for UK entrepreneurs during coronavirus

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UK Serviced Office Agreements – A note for occupiers in response to coronavirus

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In this time of the coronavirus, does personal data privacy get thrown out the window?

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Virtual assets in Hong Kong – an evolving regulatory approach

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Withers KhattarWong advised Grab in the launch of Grab Ventures Ignite programme

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India's Push for Data Protection by Design

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Enhanced schemes for Singapore's financial services industry

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An introduction to Crypto

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Cryptocurrencies: Decrypting the past, regulating the future

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UK business post-Brexit – Is your company ready?

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Coronavirus and cybersecurity in the US

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Smart working and company data protection compliance during the spread of Coronavirus

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UK Budget analysis 2020

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Agile working amidst the coronavirus outbreak: considerations for cloud-based solutions

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Withers supports women entrepreneurs in Dolphin Tank® pitch session event

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Blockchain, Smart Contracts and the Law

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Startup Investments and the Long Reach of the PFIC Rules

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India's 2020 Budget: Implications for Wealthy Families and International Investors

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Introducing the first survey of venture capital deal terms for European Startups

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Technology and IP partner Jonathan Kok hired as part of Withers tech’s expansion in Asia

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Fintech regulation to watch in 2020

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Artificial intelligence and the legal ramifications

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$722 million cryptocurrency Ponzi scheme

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AI, IoT and Blockchain: Using the power of three to create business, legal and technical solutions

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Smart speakers – who's listening?

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Italy’s tax treatment of cryptocurrencies: The risks and opportunities

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New technology and trends in the art market

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Will food technology change farming as we know it?

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