Will Yeeles


Will is an Associate in the Corporate team.

Will has worked and advised on a wide variety of cross-border ECM, corporate and corporate finance transactions, including joint ventures, restructurings, venture capital investments and both public and private M&A in addition to advising on corporate, company law and commercial matters. Will is part of the private capital practice group, a team of trusted advisors who regularly advise successful people, HNWIs and their businesses with interests in sports, hotels and hospitality and technology. Will is also part of Withers tech, advising venture capital backed companies and technology driven companies.

Prior to joining Withers Will was at a City law firm working on a range of corporate transactions principally spanning private M&A, share schemes, takeovers, reorganisations and general corporate advisory.

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Track record


Advised Charlotte Tilbury on the sale of a majority stake in her eponymous make-up brand to fashion and fragrance company Puig.

Acted for co-lead investor, Draper Esprit, on the $50m Series B financing of PrimaryBid, a UK fintech company.

Acted for Acin, a company digitising non-financial risk for financial institutions, on its $12m Series A financing.

England and Wales, 2019

Me in a minute

The reason why I became and continue to practise as a lawyer is for the satisfaction of being able to add value for my clients and to support them through transformational change.

I am passionate about supporting companies, businesses and investors across the entire life cycle and in addition to my particular interest in advising investors in both private and public companies, having witnessed friends join venture capital firms or try to launch their own start-ups, I have particularly enjoyed advising investors and entrepreneurs in relation to early life businesses.

I am a keen sportsman (particularly Rugby, Cricket and Basketball, but to be honest anything and everything), and have been lucky enough to advise clients in fields such as health clubs, motorsport, and sportswear, but am keen to broaden my horizons in that respect. Away from work and in addition to sport I am a keen scuba diver (especially to see big sharks!) and generally enjoy anything outdoorsy.



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