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William Barrott

Venture capital law
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Meet William

Will qualified into the Venture capital team in September 2021 and works on fund formation and assisting both companies and investors on all aspects of VC transactions.


Will joined MJH in September 2019 as a Trainee Solicitor before qualifying into the Venture team.


  • BA Law with Social Sciences, University of Warwick
  • LPC MSC Law, Business and Management, University of Law
  • Solicitor (England and Wales)


Fund launches


Services for founders and start-ups

Incubators and accelerators

Hedge and open-ended fund formation and distribution

Recent client work

  • assisting first-time managers with the formation of their first fund
  • advising a European debt manager on the establishment of their third fund, and assisting with negotiations with both the EIF and BBI in respect of the same
  • supporting a number of high growth early stage businesses as an ‘outsourced
  • General Counsel’, advising on disputes, employment, corporate and commercial related matters
  • advising connect ventures on multiple early stage seed and Series A equity financing rounds throughout Europe
  • acting for Illuminate Financial, a prominent UK-based, fintech focused, VC fund, to facilitate multiple Series A, convertible and follow-on investments within the UK


Will is a keen sportsman and particularly enjoys kitesurfing in the summer and skiing in the winter.


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