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Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

9400 GARSINGTON ROAD, OXFORD BUSINESS PARK, OXFORD, OX4 2HN, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01865 722106
Fax:
Fax 01865 201012
DX:
155710 Oxford 13
Email:
Web:
www.penningtonslaw.com

Will Axtell

Tel:
Work 01865 813670
Email:
Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Work Department

Corporate.

Position

Will is an experienced corporate finance partner. He has a Magic Circle (Clifford Chance) and blue-chip in-house (Vodafone) background and is passionate about helping clients achieve their goals. Will is based in Penningtons Manches’ Oxford office but is also a regular presence in the firm’s City of London office. Will specialises in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, group reorganisations, fundraisings and equity capital markets (with an emphasis on AIM). Having worked at Vodafone and spent many years advising fast growing technology companies, Will has particular expertise in the technology sector. Many of his transactions have a cross-border element and he enjoys helping clients navigate through the extra complexity this can often bring. Will has a commercial and solutions-orientated approach and focuses on what is important to his clients. He is also passionate about family and owner/managed businesses. He is a fifth generation shareholder in a family business based in Oxford which celebrated its 200th anniversary in 2015. Will also holds a STEP Advanced Certificate in family business advising.

Career

Trained Clifford Chance; qualified 2000; solicitor Clifford Chance 1998-2003; solicitor Vodafone 2003-06; partner Charles Russell 2006-14; partner Penningtons Manches 2014 to date.

Education

Dragon School; Radley College; Durham University (1996 History 2(1)); College of Law, Guildford (1998).


South East: Corporate and commercial

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

Within: Leading individuals

Will Axtell - Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Within: Corporate and commercial: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP has a strong track record in international M&A and venture capital  transactions and offers 'very practical and helpful advice' to major clients in the life sciences, technology and renewable energy sectors. Oxford-based partners Will Axtell and James Went specialises in M&A, fundraisings and AIM capital markets. In Reading Rob Hayes acts on behalf of investors and investee companies in mid-market M&A and venture capital transactions.

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