Will is a corporate partner at Brodies LLP, specialising in domestic and cross-border M&A and Private Equity transactions. He has over 25 years’ experience, practising in the UK and France, and is co-chair of the international Private Equity Committee of the American Bar Association.

He has particular sectorial expertise in tech and life sciences. With a previous career in intellectual property, he is now heavily focused on tech M&A/PE deals. He advises a number of US and European PE/VC funds, as well as high growth companies and multinationals. His corporate clients include software “unicorns” and listed companies, as well as sectorial leaders in technology, biosecurity, life sciences and energy.

Living Brodies' values

Clients and colleagues value Will’s responsiveness, enthusiasm and solution-driven approach. His focus is on delivering results, whilst adding real commercial value.

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  • Regular speaker at M&A and Private Equity conferences in the UK, France and US; and he is a native French and English speaker (having practised law in both)
  • Co-Chair of the international Private Equity and Venture Capital subcommittee of the American Bar Association.
  • Led a 2-year funded project on “Best Practice in Commercialisation of Technology across the UK, US and Canada”. He previously helped supervise the tech transfer operations of leading universities.
  • Co-authored various reports on commercialisation of IP; technology spin-outs and venture-backed tech companies.
  • A key contributor to Brodies' membership of the Energy Law Group.
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  • Ranked individual for Corporate/M&A in Chambers UK 2024. 
  • Ranked by Legal 500 UK 2024 as a Leading Individual – Corporate & Commercial (Edinburgh & Glasgow).
  • Recognised by Who's Who Legal 2023 as a Thought Leader in M&A and Governance.