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John Hadfield


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John Hadfield is an Associate in the Corporate department focusing on venture and growth capital fundraisings for early-stage companies from pre-seed fundraising to later stage institutional led rounds.

He predominantly acts for university spin-out companies led by entrepreneurial academics and other young companies in the technology and life sciences sectors, with experience of intellectual property transfers for spin-outs.

John also has experience of advising clients in complex transactions such as multi-million pound investment rounds and high-value share sales for exiting shareholders.


Key Experience

  • Part of the deal team that advised a life sciences company on its £40 million Series A funding round
  • Advising a SaaS company in its equity funding seed round with multiple institutional investors participating
  • Assisting various companies with voluntary and mandatory notifications under the National Security and Investment Act 2021 regime
  • Advising a company on a transaction that exited multiple shareholders pursuant to a share sale agreement worth £18 million

Career History

Associate, Mishcon de Reya LLP
Associate, Taylor Vinters LLP
Trainee Solicitor, Taylor Vinters LLP
Paralegal, Travers Smith LLP
BPP Law School, Legal Practice Course and Graduate Diploma in Law
Royal Holloway University of London, BA History

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