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PARTNER MOVES - Withers tech builds strengths with arrival of transatlantic venture capital partner Sarah Melaney

22 Sep 2022

International law firm Withers welcomes Sarah Melaney as a partner in its Withers tech team. Sarah joins the firm in London from Brown Rudnick.

Sarah advises on a broad range of transatlantic corporate transactions, for both private and public companies, including venture capital, equity capital markets, M&A and corporate governance. She has extensive experience of advising on impact investment, digital health, clean energy, fintech and edtech deals, as well as a focus on deals between the US and UK tech communities. Additionally, Sarah has a keen focus on supporting diverse founders.

Sarah is an advisory board member of FutureWorldVC, a 180 strong community of ethical impact investors and is a scout for FiveThirteen, a non-profit organisation supporting gender diversity and climate action.

James Shaw, head of the Withers tech team, comments: “Sarah is passionate and has a huge amount of energy, which is exactly why she has such a great reputation in the tech market as a dealmaker and is such a strong advisor to VC funds and emerging growth companies.”

“Her transatlantic experience will be especially valuable following the launch of Withers tech US in our new Boston office last year, and the promotion to partner of transatlantic VC specialist Andrew Gay. We are expecting there to be no let-up in the flow of technology and capital across the Atlantic and, if anything, this activity is expected to increase. We’re really excited to have Sarah join our team and bring her skills and enthusiasm to bear on assisting our clients.”

Sarah adds: “Withers tech is the perfect global platform for emerging growth tech companies with international aspirations whether in the US, Europe or Asia. As a result, it is a great client proposition, offering the services of a highly experienced and focused tech group within the broader personal and corporate advice that Withers delivers. This is a really exciting base on which to build even stronger relationships with my clients and to secure them the best cross-border advice on their needs.”

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