Lewis Silkin expands its corporate team through addition of two new partners
08 September 2016
Top 100 UK law firm Lewis Silkin LLP today announces the addition of two new partners to its corporate team and technology sector group. Tim Leeson and David Willbe bring a wealth of experience in advising technology businesses on corporate finance matters.
LONDON – Top 100 UK law firm Lewis Silkin LLP today announces the addition of two new partners to its corporate team and technology sector group.Tim Leeson and David Willbe bring a wealth of experience in advising technology businesses on corporate finance matters.
Tim Leeson has more than 20 years of experience advising founders, businesses, investors and banks on all stages of the corporate finance lifecycle. In addition, David Willbe advises on the full range of corporate finance transactions, from seed and angel investment rounds to IPOs, sales and acquisitions. They join the firm from DWF, where they co-ran the corporate finance function for the firm’s technology practice.
Both Tim and David work with a vast array of both established and entrepreneurial technology businesses, ranging from SaaS to hardware and from B2B fintech to B2C consumer tech. They have acted for investors such as financial institutions, funds and high net worth individuals, as well as technology-focused businesses receiving private equity and venture capital investment. Working with a range of clients from the UK as well as North America, Europe and the Middle East, their experience also includes advising on a number of AIM and other market listings, acting for both issuers and financial institutions, as well as advising on issues such as joint ventures and shareholder rights.
Taken together, the addition of Tim and David to the corporate team at Lewis Silkin represents a significant expansion of the firm’s corporate offering in the technology arena.
Paul Rajput, partner and head of the corporate legal practice group at Lewis Silkin LLP, comments:
“We are delighted to welcome Tim and David to the team at Lewis Silkin. They bring with them a wealth of valuable industry experience particularly in the technology sector, which is a core pillar of our firm and one of its fastest-growing sector areas. As we continue to grow and expand our capabilities in the technology arena to meet the needs of our clients, Tim and David will no doubt make a valuable contribution to both start-up and established businesses when it comes to tackling their legal, financial and commercial challenges.”