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And The Winner Is ….

By | Current Affairs, Entrepreneurs, Events, Investor and VC News, People

JAG Shaw Baker has been working with UCL Entrepreneurs’ Society to provide a commercial and legal sounding board to student-driven start-ups and to mentor budding entrepreneurs as they explore potential business ideas. As part of that, UCL created the Moonshot Launchpad progamme in 2016, a 12-week pre-accelerator program for engineering, science and tech start-ups. Sharmela Thevarajaha and Imran Bhatia, Associates at JAG Shaw Baker, were on the judging panel of the current Moonshot Launchpad. The nine finalists in the innovation program were primarily focused on the healthcare, fintech and energy sectors. Each company pitched their business ideas and faced tough questions from the judging panel. In…

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Three Minutes With Neil Miller

By | Intellectual Property, Partner Insight, People

We believe we have one of the best Intellectual Property (IP) practices out there. Our IP practice, led by Richard Penfold, Partner and Head of Intellectual Property, works with some of the best and brightest IP lawyers in the industry. This is why we’re happy to announce we’ve bolstered the firm with the addition of Neil Miller as a new Partner in our IP practice. Prior to joining JAG Shaw Baker, Neil was Senior Vice President and General Counsel at SoundCloud, a role he held for six years. During that time, Neil helped SoundCloud grow from a small start-up to…

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New IP Associate Joins Firm

By | Brand, Intellectual Property, People

Anna Farmer joins the intellectual property (IP) team at JAG Shaw Baker from Maclay Murray & Spens LLP where she was a trainee solicitor for two years. Anna will focus on contentious and non-contentious IP matters. This includes trademark and patent matters as well as data protection, cyber-squatting, licensing, technology, copyright and database and design rights. On being a lawyer When talking about being an IP lawyer, Anna says the complexity of IP and technology today, intertwined with the types of clients JAG Shaw Baker works with, is what inspires her as a lawyer. Anna is a graduate of Durham University…

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Three Minutes With Howard Watt

By | Brand, Partner Insight, People

A new month brings new beginnings at JAG Shaw Baker and today we’re pleased to announce a new partner at the firm, Howard Watt. Howard comes to JAG Shaw Baker from Eight Roads (the private investment arm of Fidelity International) where he has been in-house Counsel for the past six years. While there, Howard advised Eight Roads’ European Venture Fund on investments including Innogames, Made.com, NotOnTheHighStreet, AppsFlyer and Wahanda (now Treatwell), including the latter’s $171 m exit to Recruit. As a partner on our corporate team, Howard’s background includes deal work in venture capital, private equity, private investment funds and…

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Entrepreneur First Wins Seed Fund Of The Year

By | Client news, Current Affairs, Entrepreneurs, Events, Investor and VC News, People, Startups

Last week, JAG Shaw Baker was one of the sponsors of GP Bullhound’s 2016 Investor Allstars. The annual awards pay tribute to entrepreneurs and investors in the start up ecosystem including Entrepreneur of the year to VC Fund of the Year. This year JAG Shaw Baker sponsored the Seed Fund of the Year category which went to Entrepreneur First (EF). EF is an accelerator but also a unique training school for entrepreneurs. The accelerator made news when one of their investments, Magic Pony, a visual processing start up, was acquired by Twitter for a reported $150 million (£102m). Congratulations to EF and all the companies and individuals who…

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Nick Crabtree Elevated To Partner

By | Brand, Current Affairs, Knowledge, M&A, Partner Insight, People

Today, we’re delighted to announce the elevation of Nick Crabtree to partner in our Corporate team. Nick is an influential member of the team at JAG Shaw Baker and since he joined the firm in early 2015, it’s remarkable to see how he’s helped the team deliver and close more than 200 transactions in that time. Nick has also been lead attorney on many key client mandates and has helped dozens of clients through successful M&A and investment transactions in the retail and technology markets – notably the sale of Fits.me to Rakuten and the sale of Wool and the…

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Our New Venture Capital Associate

By | People

Felicity Mithen has joined the firm as a corporate lawyer working in the venture capital and technology practice. She joins the firm from Slaughter and May in London, where she trained before qualifying as a solicitor in England and Wales in 2015. She has previously worked with a broad range of private and public companies in industries including IT, consumer goods, energy, pharmaceuticals, commercial real estate and financial services. Felicity has a bachelor degree of arts in history from Durham University and a master’s degree in the history of medicine from McGill University, Montreal.

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Our New Associate: Philip O’Reilly

By | Entrepreneurs, People

Philip O’Reilly is one of our new associates in venture capital at JAG Shaw Baker. Phillip specializes in advising venture capital investors and early stage companies on all aspects of financings, general corporate and regulatory matters. Philip trained with McCann FitzGerald in Dublin and qualified as a solicitor in 2011. Notable work included leading a cross-border transaction team in consolidating an international fund manager’s £2 billion worth of assets to a single onshore jurisdiction.   Other corporate clients included a range of UK-based and international companies operating in the financial services sector. Philip has also worked at Google, where he…

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Scenes from Four Years From Now

By | Entrepreneurs, Events, People

Last week in Barcelona during Mobile World Congress, our co-founders, James Shaw and Tina Baker gave a great workshop at the investor and start-up event, Four Years From Now (4YFN). The session, Break on through to the other side: tips and tricks for successful funding and financing, was given to a packed tepee at the event last Tuesday. Tina addressed the state of seed funding and how it has changed over the years. From Classic seed rounds to what the firm calls, Super Sized (Seed plus) rounds, Tina walked through the trends and what entrepreneurs should look for when they seek funding. Here’s…

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Our New Associate: Imran Bhatia

By | Brand, People

More growth, means new legal minds on board to meet the needs of our high-growth clients. We are very happy to welcome Imran Bhatia to the Corporate team at JAG Shaw Baker. Imran specialises in venture capital at JAG Shaw Baker and acts on a range of corporate transactions including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and takeovers, as well as advising on corporate governance and legal and regulatory compliance matters. Imran joins the firm from Herbert Smith Freehills in London, where he trained and qualified as a solicitor in 2013. Amongst other transactions, he worked on Sky’s acquisition of Sky Italia and the…

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