Whether you are buying or selling a business, attracting third party investment or financing, entering into a joint venture, expanding across a jurisdiction or internationally, or restructuring your business, you need the assistance of wise counsel, who can help you navigate the commercial issues and structure your business appropriately.

Spencer West’s corporate lawyers have amassed a wealth of corporate experience in advising finance directors and boards of listed and unlisted companies and many of our lawyers have direct experience from having worked in-house in businesses or acted as directors on the boards of companies. Our lawyers are resolutely business people who advise with the ‘business owner’s eye’.

Spencer West provides a full range of corporate, commercial and business-related legal services to clients. We are involved in every aspect of the legal life of a business from inception and constitutional documentation, development, expansion with rounds of equity and debt finance through to strategic exit planning and disposal of assets. We advise businesses of all sizes from start-ups through to listed international corporations.

Sector expertise

We act in a wide range of sectors and our work is supported by teamwork across the corporate practice area and by teams in specific sectors with specialist expertise, who have a deep understanding of the opportunities, risks and regulatory nature of the relevant industry. This includes expertise in:

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

Meet our team

Simeon Spencer
Senior Partner – Co-Founder
Antoine West
Managing Partner - Co-Founder
Stephen Abletshauser
Partner - Corporate, Private Client & Estate Planning
Rukhsana Alam
Consultant - Commercial & Employment Law | Head of Law Reach - the Spencer West Referral Network
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
Nick Benson
Partner - Business Law
Jeremy Berg
Partner - Dispute Resolution
Andrew Bird
Partner – Corporate
James Brenan
Partner – Real Estate
Paolo Caldato
Partner – Commercial Dispute Resolution
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
Henry Clarke
Partner – Construction, Commercial and Corporate
Jowanna Conboye
Partner - Intellectual Property; Technology; Commercial
Heidi Daniels-Roque
Partner – Corporate & Commercial
Poh-Leng Devare
Partner – Commercial, Intellectual Property, Data Protection
Dhana Doobay
Partner – Telecoms, Media & Technology
Richard Eccles
Partner - Competition Law
Michael Edwards
Partner - Corporate and Commercial
Sarah Evans
Partner – Construction, Engineering & Projects
Sue Farrow (formerly Sue El Hachmi)
Partner - Corporate, Employment & Employment Tax
Karl Foster
Partner - 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
Chantelle Gough
Partner - Corporate, Technology and Healthtech
Sanusha Govender
Partner - Commercial, Corporate & Mining
Stephen Harris
Partner - Real Estate/Commercial Property
Rabia Omar Hassan
Partner - Corporate
Brian Hearne
Partner – Real estate
Maxwell Hudson
Consultant - Corporate, Commercial & Financial Services
Frances-Yvonne Igweh
Partner – Head of Africa Practice, Construction, Engineering & Projects
Desiree Jacob
Partner - Director, Spencer West, Cayman Office
Hassan Kashwani
Lawyer – UAE
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
Diane Liston
Partner - Family, Private Client and Litigation
Tamara Maduro
Partner - Corporate, Banking & Finance
Lauren McGarry
Associate - Corporate and Finance
John McMahon
Partner - Corporate, Commercial
Duncan McNair
Partner – City/commercial disputes; and Wills/Estates/Inheritance disputes resolution
Michael Miller
Partner – Agriculture, Farms & Estates
Paul Nathan
Partner - Dispute Resolution, Company Commercial and Insolvency
Prakash Patel
Partner – Commercial Dispute Resolution
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
Daniel Russell
Partner - Corporate
Somaiyya Saad
Registered Foreign Lawyer
Michaël Schrevens
Partner - Commercial, Contracting, IP and ICT law, Construction and real estate, Franchising, Corporate law, Litigation and dispute resolution
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
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