Leading Corporate and Technology Lawyers…

White & Black is a specialist corporate and technology law firm. We believe we excel at what we do because we do nothing else.

Our business is to provide excellent client service. We are genuinely passionate about the advice we give and the service we provide.

We stand at the heart of your business – trusted, strong, resourceful and above all, committed to your business interests.

We have a truly international perspective and advise clients from across Europe and the US on corporate transactions, commercial disputes and business contracts governed by English law. Our venture capital practice is independently ranked as one of the best of its kind in the UK.

"This firm.......has quickly established a strong reputation for venture capital matters. It advises investors and investees, frequently in the hi-tech sector. The firm's work often has an international element; it has recently advised on deals in Europe and the USA."
2011 Chambers UK

White & Black has "made a significant impression. A specialist in corporate and technology law, it has gained client praise for its focused, honed advice."
2010 Chambers UK.

Our clients come from across the business, finance and charitable communities.  Although many of our clients originate in the high-tech industries and the world of venture capital, we find that our expertise in technology law and corporate finance is highly valued by businesses across the industrial spectrum. Our clients are loyal and return to us repeatedly for trusted advice on all aspects of their business.

We advise on both contentious and non-contentious law.  That means we can advise on commercial disputes and litigation, from the inception of a contractual arrangement, through mediation and right the way to the Courts where necessary.

A large proportion of our work is for clients who are based overseas.  We are able to handle both domestic and cross-border transactions, contractual arrangements and disputes.  To facilitate this, we have developed relationships with an extensive network of overseas law firms.  

Our team consists of a group of highly skilled and experienced lawyers including litigators, transactional lawyers and contract law specialists.  Our lawyers possess the intellectual capacity and rigour to assess and dissect complex problems and the commercial flair and creativity to resolve them.

Many of our lawyers have also worked in industry.  As a result, we offer more than just expert technical, legal advice.  We aim to become an extension of your decision-making process.

Our approach

We are passionate about our work and truly believe that we provide excellence in our advice and in our standards of client care.  We find that large corporate firms struggle to act with the necessary speed, creativity and sensitivity demanded by today’s clients.  Because of our size, our clients are special to us and command our undivided attention. Our philosophy is rooted in a simple conviction –that we should represent our clients’ best interests at all costs and to the very best of our ability.  To do this, we offer a genuinely specialist, partner-led service characterised by integrity, technical excellence and drive.

Why White & Black?

Track Record – we have a proven track record in our chosen fields.  In corporate finance, our  team has significant experience of both domestic and international transactions, ranging from a transatlantic merger of two digital service-providers to the leveraged buy-out of Musto Clothing Group.  In the field of commercial contracts, we have negotiated agreements with the likes of Google, Asda, SGS, MBNL, Pepsico, Boots and many others ranging from global supply agreements to white label agreements.  As regards commercial disputes, our lawyers have recently advised on the disputed ownership of a major scientific text of national significance, on a claim for copyright infringement in relation to a major theatrical performance and on a trans-atlantic dispute over IPR in a medical device.

Concentrated Expertise – we specialise in corporate and technology law – both contentious and non-contentious. As a result, we have acquired extensive knowledge of a huge variety of transactions. The team here has advised on over 1,000 transactions and our most experienced lawyers have a combined experience of over 70 years.

Technical Excellence – we offer technical and intellectual expertise and negotiate and execute our work to the highest technical standards.

Service Driven – we aim to exceed your expectations.  We are hungry and this is reflected in the service we offer our clients.

A Full Service Capability - through our alliance with other specialist law firms, we provide ‘full service’ expertise and ensure that our clients have access to high quality legal advice in those areas in which we do not practise.