Jamal Saleh

Senior associate

Jamal is a senior associate in the corporate team.

Jamal is a dual qualified senior associate in the corporate team, practising English and BVI law. He has worked and advised upon a wide variety of cross-border corporate transactions, including joint ventures, restructurings and both public and private M&A in addition to advising a wide range of clients on corporate, company law and commercial matters. Jamal has experience in depth in drafting and negotiating sponsorship, supply and agency agreements.

Jamal is part of a team of trusted advisors to a number of HNWIs and clients with interests in investing private capital into sports, hotels and hospitality and technology, with a focus on the automotive, motorsport and financial technology sectors.


Withers have a comprehensive understanding and experience of motorsports, in particular F1. We have relied on and appreciated their knowledge and their clear and pragmatic commercial advice on a wide variety of matters, in particular the complex project that relaunched Renault on the racing grid – our acquisition of Lotus F1 Team in December 2015. They have been instrumental in protecting our business interests and their professionalism, availability and attention to detail, as well as the quality and speed of response, have always impressed us.

Renault Sport



Advising Renault Group, the French automotive company, on the acquisition of Lotus F1 and its €1.5 billion investment in motorsport and technology. The process involved staving off Lotus’s multiple creditors, who were intent on putting the group into administration, through 4 consecutive adjournments and a subsequent dismissal, thereby saving Lotus’s 512 skilled workforce from redundancy.

Advised on the establishment of various joint ventures involving Soho House, including private members’ clubs and restaurants.

Assisted on the implementation of standard terms and conditions for Naked Noise, an independent audiovisual production company.

England and Wales, 2013

British Virgin Islands, 2021


What I truly love is being able to add long-lasting value to a client

I grew up thinking that being a lawyer meant that you liked arguing and you had to like words and essays. While I do enjoy all things literary and also the cut and thrust of contractual negotiation does have its thrills, what I truly love is being able to add long-lasting value to a client, by providing advice and finding legal and commercial solutions to the issues that may crop up on their commercial journey.

Whether it’s a family office wishing to invest in a motorsports team or working with a Fintech team on their cross-border growth strategy or advising founders and investors on their acquisitions, investments or disposals around the world, it’s great being able to assist private capital being invested with significant impact.



  • English




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