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Jeremy Whiteson

Jeremy Whiteson


I focus on corporate transactions for successful private companies (start-ups, development finance and sales/acquisitions); and restructuring transactions and advice for distressed businesses.


Business issues rarely come in neat boxes.

After qualification I started dealing with insolvency work at a leading London firm. I then chose to broaden this with experience of general corporate, finance and commercial agreements. Throughout, I have taken a hands on approach and enjoyed broadening my knowledge of commercial law and transactions. I have been recognised in legal directories in M&A, insolvency and finance work as well as contributing to text books or publishing articles in a number of these areas.

I can now draw on the breadth of this experience to find the best way to address clients’ needs. Whether the issue starts as a new start up, acquiring or disposing of a business, raising funds, or going through a restructuring process, I enjoy helping businesses come up with creative solutions to their issues. In a fast changing environment this breadth of approach can open new options for clients. I try to find the order in apparent chaos.

I regularly act for UK and overseas operating businesses, property companies, investors, insolvency practitioners and funders.

And out of work I enjoy cycling round London and surrounding country with friends, spending time with my lovely wife and two children, reading history books, listening to blues and rock guitar and catching up on sleep.


We act across a broad swathe of corporate matters in the UK and internationally on both public and private deals.


Our insolvency & restructuring team, comprising experienced contentious and non-contentious lawyers, has a reputation for providing practical solutions to business-critical challenges. We are known in the market for our 'pragmatic and responsive advice' to a range of stakeholders, including insolvency practitioners, debtors and directors.


Our team provide real estate sector focused support bringing together corporate, tax and restructuring lawyers to deliver practical, commercially focused and often tax-driven solutions to a wide range of clients.


Advising on venture capital and growth capital investments, the team offers extensive experience of market practice enabling the delivery of VC fundraisings in a timely and efficient manner. Clients trust the team to work on unusual and complex matters and guide them through difficult investments which are frequently first-of-a-kind.


Our dedicated Funds team offer our clients a full range of legal services from a fund’s inception right through to its dissolution or disposal, including potential restructuring and consideration of exit strategies.


Our technology team covers the full range of advisory and transactional work, from day-to-day commercial advice, such as software licensing and channel arrangements, through to negotiating major systems procurement, systems integration and outsourcing transactions.


The cross-firm team provides the range of legal services required by clients across the industry spectrum, from biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices companies to institutions or organisations that are involved in the research, development and sale of medicines, medical devices or nutritional products.



  • Acting for the founders of the highly successful Platform 9 ¾ Harry Potter shops on the sale to Warner Brothers.
  • Advising digital healthcare provider, Huma Therapeutics, on the acquisition of two medical technology businesses- Tarillian and Biobeats.
  • Advising many administrators and buyers on sales by way of pre-pack or other sales by administrators in a wide range of sectors.
  • Advising many property investors on sales of property holding corporate vehicles and joint venture structures.
  • Advising on receivership appointments, company voluntary arrangements and other insolvency procedures for property owners and users.


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