James Went > Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP > Oxford, England > Lawyer Profile

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP
9400 GARSINGTON ROAD
OXFORD BUSINESS PARK
OXFORD
OX4 2HN
England

Work Department

Corporate

Position

Corporate lawyer advising on a wide range of corporate transactions and business issues. Transactional work includes acquisitions and disposals, often with an international element; equity finance for public and private companies, in particular in venture capital funding transactions for technology businesses; joint ventures; corporate restructuring and re-organisations. Experience of a wide range of businesses with a particular emphasis on publishing and technology. Also advises commercial and other organisations on business structures, company law, governance and regulatory issues such as bribery and corruption as well as charitable organisations on governance and constitutional matters. 

Career

Where trained: Biddle         
Year qualified: 2000
Year made partner in present firm: 2016
Trained at Biddle. Joined Manches in 2001. Became a partner at Penningtons Manches in 2016.

Education

Main secondary school attended: Sullivan Upper School

Universities and colleges attended: Lincoln College, Oxford 1994 – 1997 (BA (Hons) Jurisprudence, First Class); Christ’s College, Cambridge 2000-2001 (LLM).

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40

(Next Generation Partners)

James WentPenningtons Manches Cooper LLP

The ‘outstanding‘ team Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP acts for both buyers and sellers in mid-market M&A transactions, particularly in the technology and life science sectors. Will Axtell and James Went operate from the Oxford office; the former leads on large technology transactions, while the latter specialises in M&A and venture capital financing. Former partner and emerging tech-specialist Nicola Mcconville  departed for Taylor Vinters  in 2019.