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Shoosmiths LLP

Steve Barnett

Steve Barnett



  • Corporate

WSG Practice Industries



Steve is a partner in the corporate team at Shoosmiths specialising in advising companies and investors on venture and growth capital investments, mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions, mainly in the technology sector.

Prior to joining Shoosmiths in March 2017 Steve was a member of the Technology Companies Group in the London office of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, where he regularly completed 20 - 30 investment and other transactions per annum.

Examples include:

  • Acting for a money transfer service provider on its series A and series B investment rounds which raised around $140m in aggregate.
  • Acting for a machine learning company on its significant series A investment round.
  • Acting for a company in the online advertising sector on its series seed and series A investment rounds.
  • Acting for a US-headquartered fintech impact investor on various investment rounds.
  • Acting for a UK-focussed institutional seed investor on various investment rounds.
  • Acting on numerous angel investment rounds.
  • Acting for a cloud services provider on its sale to private equity.


MA, Law - University of Cambridge

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