Graham Webster


Graham is a partner in the corporate team.

He advises on a broad range of UK and international corporate transactions including M&A, early stage development capital and joint ventures.

With a background in private equity, Graham focuses on acting for entrepreneurs, families and businesses where creativity is the primary value creator. He chairs the Firm’s global Luxury Brands special interest group and has a particular interest in advising those in the fashion tech space.

Graham also advises on corporate reorganisations and general business and company law, principally for family-owned business and founder led or eponymous brands. He is particularly experienced in shareholder relations and is regarded as a trusted adviser to his clients, using Withers’ unique platform to help them understand and navigate the intersection of their personal and business interests.

Over 50% of Graham’s practice has an international or cross-border element and he collaborates closely with the Withers’ network to ensure a seamless delivery for clients.


Having used Withers for my personal tax advice, Graham and Meriel were best placed to assist on my move to the UK to become CEO of the owner of the ‘Agent Provocateur’ brand. They not only gave clear, commercial, advice but were able to marry specialist employment and private equity expertise in relation to a bespoke incentivsation package. They were always available and reacted very fast.

Fabrizio Malverdi

Graham Webster has valuable sector savvy expertise; who knows his respective fields not just from a legal perspective but also has detailed know-how of the business itself.

Legal 500 UK, 2020

Graham Webster is one of the shrewdest of legal minds in this area. His ability to weed out issues both legally, business-wise and team wise during the due diligence process is unparalleled. I not only value his legal advice but his business acumen as well – he can see the whole picture both now and pitfalls in the long term and is very straight and honest when giving counsel. Not only is he brilliant at negotiating but a joy to work with – his lightning fast thinking is a plus when speed is of the essence.

Legal 500 UK, 2023

Track record





Advised on the acquisition by Kering of a majority stake in British fashion house Christopher Kane.

Advised on the acquisition by LVMH of a majority stake in British shoe designer Nicholas Kirkwood.

Advising a well known women’s fashion designer in terms of all of their corporate work, shareholder relations, commercial work and recent business planning.

England and Wales, 2007

NFTs: is art mimicking fashion?’ Withers insight - May 5, 2021, co-author

Franco-British Chamber of Commerce

‘Dolphin Tank: Fashion Tech,’ Virtual event with Springboard Enterprises and New York Fashion Tech Lab - September 22, 2021, panelist

‘Fashion tech law: A global perspective,’ New York Fashion Tech Lab virtual workshop - June 11, 2021, speaker



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