As a successful person, it’s a fairly safe bet that you started out firmly holding the belief that, in whatever way important to you, the future can be better than the present, and that you have the ability to make it happen.
So whether you’re a serial entrepreneur, or considering a switch out of employment to pursue your passion, or seeking venture capital or private equity backing, we can help.
Be part of a community of successful people
We are now one of the largest law firms in the world that focuses on individuals and their private capital interests. This is useful to you because it means we can help you if your plans take you internationally. But beyond that, we can also look for ways to connect you with people from our network who might be of assistance. As we have acted for over half the people listed in the top 100 of The Sunday Times Rich list, and similar numbers of people in the US Forbes and Asia Forbes lists, we think a particular benefit to our entrepreneur clients is our relationships with this global group of potential investors and philanthropists.
We’ve been running a popular series of events for the last decade called ‘Inside the Entrepreneurial Mind’ which allows our clients to hear from other successful people who are part of the Withers international community. Founders and owners like Kevin Byrne (Checkatrade), Remo Gerber (Gett), Patrick Baynes (Peoplelinx) and Elle Kaplan (Lexicon Capital Management) are just a few of the global leaders who have generously shared their experiences at these events.
The law firm for success
You hear a lot from law firms about the problems that you will face in business, and the structures you need to put in place to avoid mistakes. We know however that in reality you want to avoid time and money spent on legal questions, especially at start-up and at scale-up. Conrad Hilton linked success to action – he said that successful people keep moving; they make mistakes but they don’t quit. We like to operate quietly and efficiently in the background, safeguarding your interests and keeping you moving towards success.
All success stories need a start. That’s why we are committed to helping startups through our involvement with a number of organizations, such as the ‘Startup Funding Club’ and the ‘Alley to the Valley’ organization.
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