Firm bolsters venture capital and securities litigation practice areas

Fox Williams today announces the arrival of a new venture capital partner and a new securities litigation partner to enhance its market offering in two growing areas for the firm.   

Bryan Shaw will be part of the firm’s multidisciplinary technology group and will deepen the firm’s offering for high growth technology companies and market leading fintech and traveltech practices.

Matthew Reach joins Andrew Hill in our securities litigation practice, seeking recovery for institutional investors from around the world when public companies mislead the market and cause loss to shareholders. These are major claims which are typically brought under s90 and s90A of FSMA and which are increasingly caused by ESG breaches.

Bryan was previously a partner at MBM Commercial and has significant experience advising on venture capital investment in technology. He regularly advises entrepreneurs and companies (in the tech, digital and financial services sectors) and investors along the equity fundraising journey through to exit. Bryan also advises a range of corporate clients in various M&A, private equity, and venture capital transactions.

Matthew joins from Keystone Law where he was a partner. He is an experienced commercial litigator with specialist expertise in securities and shareholder group litigation. Matthew acts for large corporate entities, funds and fund managers, SMEs, high-net-worth individuals, and group action claimants (institutional investors) in bringing and defending claims in the High Court, Court of Appeal and various arbitration institutions.

Senior partner Paul Osborne says: “I’m delighted to welcome Bryan and Matthew to the firm. Both are exceptional lawyers who will help develop and build out strategically important practice areas as part of the firm’s wider business strategy.

“Our recent financial results have seen the firm enter the Legal Business 100, which represents an important milestone. The arrival of Bryan and Matthew will help achieve our strategy of building market leading sector practices that make a real difference to our clients.”

Bryan says: “Fox Williams’ focus on the technology sector is well known and it’s a pleasure to be joining its team of excellent lawyers. This is a challenging but nevertheless exciting time in the UK for tech companies and I look forward to providing clients with all my experience and expertise.”

Matthew says: “I’m very excited to be joining Fox Williams and helping the securities litigation practice go from strength to strength. I’m also looking forward to bringing my commercial litigation experience to support the firm’s wider dispute resolution team and contributing to further notable successes.”


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