Whether you’re involved in buying or selling a business, seeking third-party investment or financing, entering a joint venture, expanding across jurisdictions, or undergoing business restructuring, wise counsel is crucial to navigate commercial complexities and structure your business effectively 

Spencer West’s corporate lawyers bring a wealth of experience, advising finance directors and boards of both listed and unlisted companies. Many of our lawyers have direct experience working in-house or serving as directors on company boards. With a resolute business perspective, we offer advice with the ‘business owner’s eye. 

We provide a comprehensive range of corporate, commercial, and business-related legal services, covering every aspect of a business’s legal life, from inception and constitutional documentation to development, expansion through equity and debt finance rounds, and strategic exit planning. Our clientele spans from startups to listed international corporations.

What we advise on
  • mergers and acquisitions – share and asset sales and purchases
  • shareholders agreements and joint ventures
  • company reorganisations
  • corporate finance
  • corporate governance, including Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues
  • directors’ service agreements
  • share plans (including employee share schemes)
  • shareholder disputes
  • equity capital markets, listings on stock exchanges and share placings
  • company incorporation and start-up advice
Who we work with
  • listed and unlisted companies
  • private equity firms
  • owners and managers
  • start-ups/scale-ups
Specialist Expertise

Our work spans various sectors, and our corporate practice is bolstered by cross-team collaboration and sector-specific teams with specialist expertise. Some notable areas include 

– INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND FINTECH

Our Information Technology and FinTech specialists play a crucial role in supporting corporate clients navigating the complexities of the rapidly evolving digital landscape. They address legal challenges related to data privacy, cybersecurity, blockchain, and regulatory compliance, ensuring seamless integration of technological advancements into corporate structures 

– CONSTRUCTION AND ENGINEERING 

Collaborating with our Construction, Engineering, and Projects team helps corporate clients navigate legal intricacies in the built environment. This collaboration ensures the seamless execution of corporate initiatives involving infrastructure development, real estate, or large-scale projects within legal frameworks, addressing design risks, project financing, and dispute resolution. 

– MEDIA 

As client demand for legal advice in the media sector rises, we collaborate with experts to provide guidance on content creation, distribution, intellectual property, and regulatory compliance. Our advice covers contracts, licensing agreements, content acquisition, and the protection of intellectual property rights, enabling corporate entities to leverage their media assets effectively. 

– HOSPITALITY AND LEISURE 

Our collaboration with lawyers specialising in hospitality and leisure provides tailored expertise to address the unique challenges and opportunities within the industry. We offer advice on hotel management agreements, licensing, regulatory compliance, customer relations, and employment issues, fostering a comprehensive legal approach for corporate ventures in hospitality and leisure. 

– TELECOMS 

Recognising the increasing reliance on communication technologies, our telecoms team brings specialist knowledge in areas such as regulatory compliance, licensing, spectrum management, data protection, and telecommunications contracts. This collaboration ensures support for clients navigating the complex landscape of telecoms and infrastructure development, service agreements, and compliance with evolving regulatory frameworks. Our telecoms lawyers contribute to the seamless integration of advanced technologies, such as 5G and IoT, into corporate strategies. 

Meet our team

Simeon Spencer
Senior Partner – Co-Founder
Antoine West
Managing Partner - Co-Founder
Stephen Abletshauser
Partner - Corporate, Private Client & Estate Planning
Andrew Ailwood
Partner - Media, Corporate and Commercial, TMT
Rukhsana Alam
Consultant - Commercial & Employment Law
Christiana Antoniou
Partner - Corporate, Real Estate, Business Immigration
Theo Antoniou
Partner - Corporate and Financial Services Regulatory
Alison Armstrong
Partner – Private Client
Asad Aslam
Associate - Commercial & Corporate, Family, Intellectual Property, Dispute Resolution, Technology
Sonya Bassett
Partner - Corporate & Commercial
Sarah Batterton
Consultant Solicitor - Planning
Nick Benson
Partner - Business Law
Jeremy Berg
Partner - Dispute Resolution
Kishan Bhatt
Partner - Mediation, Dispute Resolution and Corporate Advisory
Gurvir Birang
Senior Consultant - Commercial & Insolvency Dispute Resolution
Andrew Bird
Partner – Corporate
Golnar Bokaei
Partner - Real Estate, Family Law & Dispute Resolution
James Brenan
Partner – Real Estate
Suzanne Brooker
Partner - Restructuring & Insolvency, Construction
Paolo Caldato
Partner – Commercial Dispute Resolution
Helena Camacho
Partner - Residential & Commercial Property
Jan Cant
Partner – Corporate Law, M&A, Contracting, IT & Telecoms, PPP, GDPR, International Institutions, Construction and Real Estate
Hilesh Chavda
Partner - Private Client
Ishtiaq Nawaz- Chechi
Partner – Real Estate, Lending, Commercial
Emma Claremont
Partner – Construction, Engineering and Projects, Dispute Resolution
Henry Clarke
Partner – Construction, Commercial and Corporate
Jowanna Conboye
Partner - Intellectual Property; Technology; Commercial
Joanne Cummings
Partner – Real Estate
Heidi Daniels-Roque
Partner – Corporate & Commercial
Richard Wyn Davies
Partner – Family, Dispute Resolution, Private Client
Cyril Dennemont
Partner - International Employment and Business Law
Poh-Leng Devare
Partner – Commercial, Intellectual Property, Data Protection
Dhana Doobay
Partner – Telecoms, Media & Technology
Jonathan Ebsworth
Partner - Corporate & Commercial, Finance, Intellectual Property
Richard Eccles
Partner - Competition Law
Michael Edwards
Partner - Corporate and Commercial
Sarah Evans
Partner – Construction, Engineering & Projects
Stuart Evans
Partner - Commercial Dispute Resolution
Sue Farrow (formerly Sue El Hachmi)
Partner - Corporate, Employment & Employment Tax
Tim Fongern, Spencer West Partner
Tim A. Fongern
Partner - Corporate, M&A
Robert Foote
Partner - Corporate/Commercial Disputes, Restructuring and Insolvency
Karl Foster
Partner - Commercial
Toby Fountaine
Partner - Commercial, Intellectual Property & Private Client
Edward Garston
Partner - Corporate Commercial
Andrew Gilbert
Partner – Dispute Resolution/Corporate and Commercial
Richard Gilbert
Partner - Family, Contested Trust & Probate
Paul Gilks
Partner - Corporate
Howard Goldsobel
Partner – Corporate & Commercial
Lottie Goldstone
Partner - Private Client
Chantelle Gough
Partner - Corporate, Technology and Healthtech
Sanusha Govender
Partner - Commercial, Corporate & Mining
Emma Gross
Partner – Employment, Data Protection
Hanne Mällinen-Scott
Partner – Family Law
Stephen Harris
Partner - Real Estate/Commercial Property
Rabia Omar Hassan
Partner - Corporate
Brian Hearne
Partner – Real estate
Cameron Hill
Partner – Director, Spencer West Bermuda
Maxwell Hudson
Consultant - Corporate, Commercial & Financial Services
Frances-Yvonne Igweh
Partner – Head of Africa Practice, Construction, Engineering & Projects
Bryony Irvine
Solicitor – Employment / Private Client
Desiree Jacob
Partner - Director Cayman Islands Office
Amrit Johal
Partner - Commercial Dispute Resolution, Family Law & Sports Law
Simon Kenny
Partner - Immigration
Aaron Kenny Banking & Finance Partner solicitor at Spencer West
Aaron Kenny
Partner - Banking, Structured Finance and Asset Based Lending
Spencer West Partner Haanee Khan
Haanee Khan
Founding Managing Partner (Kenya), Corporate, Commercial, Finance & Aviation
Jack Khurana
Partner – Commercial Dispute Resolution and Employment Law
James Klein
Partner - Venture Capital, Technology and International M&A
Natalie Knight-Wickens
Partner - Corporate & Commercial
Spencer West Partner Hei Leung
Hei Leung
Partner - Real Estate
Peter Levi
Partner – Real Estate
Diane Liston
Partner - Family, Private Client and Litigation
Tamara Maduro
Partner - Corporate, Banking & Finance
Anne Mannix
Partner - Employment
Lauren McGarry
Associate - Corporate and Finance
John McMahon
Partner - Corporate, Commercial
Duncan McNair
Partner – City/commercial disputes; and Wills/Estates/Inheritance disputes resolution
Ilana Menachemson
Partner - Corporate & Commercial
Ted Mercer
Partner - Communication Industries and Dispute Resolution
Michael Miller
Partner – Agriculture, Farms & Estates
Hudda Sara Morgan
Partner - Probate, Administration of Estates
David Morton
Partner - Finance
Justin Murray
Partner – City Disputes: Contentious Employment and Commercial Dispute Resolution
Paul Nathan
Partner - Dispute Resolution, Company Commercial and Insolvency
Blake O’Donnell
Partner - Cryptoassets and Real Estate
Gerallt Owen
Gerallt Owen
Partner - Investigations, Regulatory and Corporate crime
Prakash Patel
Partner – Commercial Dispute Resolution
Tony Pearce
Senior Counsel / Consultant – Will, Trust and Estate Disputes
Jo Probert
Partner – Corporate
Edmund Probert
Partner – Commercial Law, IT Contracts & Intellectual Property
Eusebio Pujol
Partner - Corporate and Commercial; M&A; Real Estate
Paul Puxon
Partner – Corporate and Commercial
Sangeeta Rabadia
Partner - Private Client
Zoya Rao
Partner - Corporate, Commercial and Dispute Resolution
Keira Rawden
Partner – Commercial and Residential Real Estate
David Rose
Partner – Family, Commercial Dispute Resolution
Daniel Russell, Spencer West corporate lawyer
Daniel Russell
Partner - Corporate, Investment Funds, Finance
Somaiyya Saad
Registered Foreign Lawyer
Spencer West Partner Dr. Peter Schneidereit
Dr. Peter Schneidereit
Partner - IT Contracts and Data Protection
Michaël Schrevens
Partner - Commercial, Contracting, IP and ICT law, Construction and real estate, Franchising, Corporate law, Litigation and dispute resolution
Justin Selig
Partner - Real Estate
Fudia Smartt
Partner – Employment
Philip Solomons
Partner – Corporate and Commercial
Andrew Sparrow
Senior Counsel – Corporate and Commercial, IT, IP, Artificial Intelligence, Data Protection and Commercial Aerospace
Bradley Theobald
Partner - Corporate and Intellectual Property transactions
Spencer West Partner Andrew Thompson
Andrew Thompson
Partner - Construction
Peter Vas
Partner - Banking & Finance, Corporate
Clare Waller
Partner - Commercial & Corporate
Simon Ward
Partner – Corporate & Commercial | Technology
Philip Webster
Partner - Banking & Finance, Corporate
Christian Wilson
Partner – Corporate
Simon Wilson
Partner - Corporate
Euri Yoon
Partner – Tax