Janis Wilderspin

Partner – Corporate & Commercial, Commercial Property, Intellectual Property, Business and Finance

Janis Wilderspin

Janis Wilderspin

Partner – Corporate & Commercial, Commercial Property, Intellectual Property, Business and Finance

Janis is an experienced Lawyer with a wealth of experience of over 30 years across mainly the Corporate, Commercial, Commercial Property, Financial Services and Intellectual Property sectors.

She has worked both in-house for large companies and in private practice for both large and small practices. She qualified as a Solicitor in 1989, and as a Barrister called to Lincoln’s Inn in 2008.

She has recently acted on the complex sale of a company operating a private clinic in the dental/maxillofacial arena in London completing the matter despite the current difficult climate.

She has acted in company sales and purchases, asset sales and purchases, giving advice on share sales and purchases, share buy backs, LLP agreements, drafting shareholder agreements and JVs, commercial contracts (including IT contracts, SaaS contracts, distribution and logistics contracts and other supply contracts, design rights agreements and finance agreements), IT/Telco financing, procurement, biotech, governance and GDPR and intellectual property matters.

She also advises on franchise agreements, terms and conditions of business, and commercial property matters including, leases, underlettings, assignments, sales and purchases, charges, option agreements, sale/purchase of development land and auction sales, and on contracts for the use of venues for sporting events and sponsorship.

Janis also has experience in non-contentious employment matters advising on restrictive covenants, settlement agreements and negotiations, and early exits from (sports related) contracts.

Janis is a member of the Law Society, Lincoln’s Inn, the AWB and The Law Society Commerce and Industry Group as well as a number of networking organisations, and is always keen to expand her professional network.

Janis is professional, innovative and considered in her approach and I am pleased to recommend her.
Strategic Alliance Director EMEA at Verticurl (a WPP Company)

Janis was a very effective legal counsel. She provided clear, accurate and concise advice which was both legally accurate and easily communicable to her colleagues. She was very much a team player who built highly effective relationships both internally and externally with suppliers and customers. Janis was not afraid to get involved in difficult situations which she managed with the necessary degree of focus.
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  • England & Wales


Corporate law, commercial law, commercial property law, business and finance, employment.


    • Solicitor
    • LLB (Hons)
    • Barrister (non-practising)


  • Fletcher Day
  • Vanderpump & Sykes LLP
  • Illumina
  • Vibrant Partnerships
  • CIT Group (UK)
  • Hogan Lovell LLP

Janis says...

I aim to provide my clients with a focussed, pragmatic, clear and concise service which will best meet their requirements. Having worked in-house myself as a lawyer I am well placed to appreciate what is important to corporate clients, and I am commercially aware of their need for solutions-based advice. I also value the opportunity to work with smaller clients who have more specific needs from their lawyers.