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William Sharpe

Partner

William is a partner in the corporate team in London, advising on acquisitions and disposals, fund raisings and restructurings for SMEs and companies in the mid market. He has particular expertise in the private equity sector having advised a large number private equity houses and management teams over the last 10 years.

William trained at Berwin Leighton and qualified in 1996 before moving on to Olswang in 2000 as part of their private equity team. He joined Eversheds in 2007 as a partner in their London office and then joined Weightmans in May 2010. William read law at the University of Warwick.

William's experience covers all areas of corporate law, from advising on early stage fundraisings and investments, to management buy-outs and buy-ins and disposals to flotations and takeovers. He also advises on directors' duties, shareholder disputes and joint ventures. Transactions have ranged from seed fundings to cross border transactions with values in excess of £100 million.

Published

Insights Share purchase agreements and restrictive covenants

The decision in Millen v Karen Millen Fashions Ltd & Anor should be a warning to anyone looking to sell a business with a brand name that includes…

Insights Directors’ duties owed to the company not its shareholders

A look at a recent case relating to the 2009 acquisition of Halifax Bank of Scotland by Lloyds TSB