Will is a partner in the banking team at Foot Anstey. Will acts for both borrowers and lenders in financing transactions. The majority of Will's work has been in corporate banking including general corporate facilities, leveraged acquisition finance and asset based finance as well as investment and development property finance. Will's practice has encompassed bilateral and syndicated arrangements and cross border security structures. Will is part of the Islamic finance team (the largest Islamic finance team outside of London) advising on sharia compliant structures for banks and investors.
Recent transactions include acting for a group of investors in connection with the acquisition of an office property in London to be converted into residential accommodation, advising a bank on a restructure of a leveraged finance facility, acting for a fund putting in place cross border loan and security arrangements for a borrower in the asset based lending sector and providing advice to a bank on facilities to a developer of high end residential properties.
Will Whitt is recognised as a 'leader in his field' by Chambers UK legal directory.
He is praised by sources for his 'commercial approach and his understanding of risk'. Chambers 2016
He "communicates incredibly well and is commercially pragmatic." Chambers 2015
He is described as being ‘at the top of his profession’ and ‘knows what clients want’. Legal 500 2015
We advise growth companies, venture capital funds, high net worth angels and corporate investors/ buyers on all aspects of early to late stage funding rounds and exits. We offer City style expertise with the benefit of a premier regional firm’s pricing structure. Our lawyers are passionate about new ideas and entrepreneurship. We know how venture finance works and our tactics and advice stay up to date while the industry continues to evolve at pace. We know how to tailor our advice for different kinds of clients depending on the size of the investment, the speed at which the investee company would like to grow and the tax position sought after by the investors, among other issues. It is that experience and understanding of the industry that allows us to create bespoke deal structures that protect the interests of our clients while avoiding over-complication. At the moment, for private investors and early stage ventures, that often involves creating SEIS and EIS compliant structures. Standing behind the venture capital team is a full service law firm (500+ people) capable of handling a wide spectrum of legal issues for both investee companies and their investors.