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A Look Inside Unbound London 2017

By | Entrepreneurs, Events

In July, our associates Imran Bhatia and Robert Glass attended Unbound London at The Old Truman Brewery near London’s Brick Lane. The annual event brings together entrepreneurs, investors, corporates and journalists from around Europe to take a look at the impact of new disruptive technologies as well as different ways that emerging brands can establish a presence and increase brand loyalty in a fast-moving market.  The red-hot topic of the event was the concept of the startup culture. It was no surprise that the discussion centred around the importance of instilling business fundamentals and structure across start-ups as well as…

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How To Commercialise Life Sciences: Focus On The Basics

By | Biotech, Current Affairs, Guest Posts, Knowledge, Life Sciences

Life sciences research can translate into solutions, products and companies that provide significant benefit to both society and the economy. Today’s dynamic ecosystem presents tremendous opportunities for life sciences innovators given technological advances and rapidly changing market realities. Although the environment for commercialisation has changed dramatically over the last few decades, the basic principles of making it a success remain the same. A commercialisation plan enables innovators to set out and communicate their strategy to others. It should offer a clear and concise overview of the technology’s market potential and the planned route to commercialisation. It should also illustrate how…

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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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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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Mergers, Lists and Launches: Atomico, Transferwise & Kano

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

Our clients are always on the move and despite holiday nature of the summer months, July and August have been no exception. Here’s a round up of a few strategic wins for our clients. Hailo has joined forces with Daimler’s MyTaxi and created Europe’s largest taxi e-hailing company. With the merger, the companies say they will now serve three million customers with 100,000+ registered taxi drivers across 50+ cities in nine European countries. Our client, Atomico was one of the investors in this deal and we’re happy to have helped them with this exciting merger. The MIT Technology Review recently published their list…

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The Effect Of Brexit On Venture Investing

By | Brand, Current Affairs, Entrepreneurs, Investor and VC News, Knowledge, Partner Insight

The Brexit Referendum has come and gone but has left a legacy of conversation and debate in the UK and around the world. From education and trade issues to tourism and technology, Brexit has been talked about a great deal (probably too much!) over the last two weeks. As a law firm at the heart of the UK’s thriving technology and life science sectors, we have experienced firsthand the concerns of entrepreneurs and investors alike. We wanted to candidly share our views on what we’re seeing as effects of Brexit vote – and what we therefore might expect to see – in…

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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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Client News: M&A, IP And Partnerships

By | Client news, Entrepreneurs, Investor and VC News, investors, M&A, Startups

From an M&A deal to Condé Nast to an interesting intellectual property matter for one of the oldest cutlery companies in Europe, here’s a short round up of some of our client’s success and news: Partnerships: For the second time in 2016, our client TransferWise has joined forces with a bank. Earlier this year it was Estonia’s largest bank LHV. This time it was a German FinTech start up, Number26 backed by Peter Thiel. Number 26 is considered to be Europe’s first mobile bank. TransferWise and Number26 have teamed up to give Number26 customers in-app access to a cheap international money-transfer service. Number26’s new service…

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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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New Location-Based App To Help Syrian Refugees And Connect Aid Organizations

By | Client news, Pro Bono, Startups

In the midst of the refugee crisis, everyone talks about doing something or contributing in some way. Last week, a group of global leaders met in London to pledge $10 M in aid for the Syrian refugee crisis and at the same time last week, Shelley Taylor, CEO of Trellyz, launched the Refugee Aid app. According to the Huffington Post, the location-based app is a place for refugees to find information on aid, connect with aid organisations and get the support they need. It’s also the place where NGOs and charities can share their resources with refugees and deliver aid…

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