Withers tech acts for many of the largest and most well-known venture capital funds, as well as some of the world’s most successful and high-profile venture-backed companies. Our experts operate out of the firm’s core territories in Europe (London and Milan), the US (San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York), and APAC (Singapore and Hong Kong), offering a global solution to clients seeking to scale and expand internationally.

Having been established with the mission of supporting and driving the growth of the innovation economy, Withers tech’s team of lawyers has a deep understanding of the sectors in which our clients operate, with many of our lawyers having worked in-house at leading technology and healthcare companies, or at major venture capital funds.

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Recognition

2021 Legal 500, M&A: smaller deals, up to £50m (Tier 1)

2021 Legal 500, Venture Capital (Tier 2)

Clients

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We founded Crane in order to serve founders. We enjoy partnering with Withers Tech as they share our philosophy in service to founders and companies. They hold deep insights and go above and beyond for founders, which is unique.

Crane Venture Partners
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Senserbot is a high growth tech start-up from A*STAR and we have been working with Jonathan Kok and his team on the protection of our intellectual property internationally. Jonathan comes highly recommended by my contacts and has proven to be a very professional and helpful advisor whom I can trust in providing great advice for IP protection and practical strategies for my IP commercialisation. I highly recommend Jonathan and his team; and look forward to working more with them on the next stages of our IP strategy as Senserbot expands globally and venture into new robots for other Line Of Business.

Peter Mao, Chairman and CEO, Senserbot Pte Ltd
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Working with Phil [Lindan] enables us not only to understand the lawyer’s needs in more detail from a UX perspective, but also given his background as a computational physicist with AI knowledge, we have collaborated on numerous technical ideas and approaches relating to machine learning and natural-language processing. It is a pleasure to continue to collaborate on solving the most challenging legaltech issues in transactional law.

Rafie Faruq, CEO of Genie AI Limited
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Their knowledge of the tech industry is very deep. Their contacts and network are really valuable. They have seen most things before we do. They have been doing this type of advice for so long that they just know it.

ROBIN KLEIN – LOCALGLOBE
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Withers tech have been with us through thick and thin. I trust them completely. They are so in-twined in our business. I see it as a personal relationship.

Mark Davis, CEO – Mologic Ltd
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I believe Withers has an enormous expertise, in depth knowledge of VC practice and ability to guide companies and entrepreneurs in securing the best deals and help them in negotiating process which is set for the best outcome for the client. It is fundamentally the legal leadership aspect that was the most compelling in our case, to help us navigate in a complex set of circumstances for the best result possible.

Legal 500, 2021
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Withers tech is a valuable partner to SGTech, with its deep bench of highly experienced lawyers, skilled in advising on the full range of legal areas for tech companies. We have been working with the team in Singapore to deliver timely and quality content that is highly relevant and beneficial to our tech members. A key example was the sharing on legal ramifications of the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act when it was first passed. The team delivers practical and commercially strategic advice and knowledge with confidence stemming from their vast experience working with diverse industry sectors on the entire spectrum of tech law.

Mr Yeo See Kiat, Executive Director, SGTech
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Jonathan serves as a Co-opted Executive Committee Member in the Cloud & Data Chapter of SGTech. He has been very supportive of the Chapter’s initiatives and contributes to the Chapter by providing practical insights and recommendations. Jonathan is attuned to the current market and is knowledgeable about the legal aspects in Cloud & Data business. We consider Jonathan as one of the leading lawyers specialised in technology. He has also made available the wide global network and cross-capabilities of Withers tech to benefit our members.

Mr Lim Soon Tein, Cloud & Data Chapter Chairman (2017 - 2020), SGTech
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Jonathan has been a great help in addressing key data acquisition and licensing issues as we build our database and business model for our proptech platform. He has a wide breadth of expertise in the tech law space, from drafting of data transfer, licensing and subscription agreements to providing commercial and timely corporate advice. Jonathan and his team are well equipped, responsive and go the extra mile – exactly what we need to establish our business on a firm legal foundation.

Leong Si Ngah, CEO of SoReal

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