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Iain Butler


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Iain is a partner in our Corporate team and is based in our Oxford office. Iain specialises in a wide range of corporate work including UK and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, shareholder arrangements, joint ventures and private equity / venture capital transactions.

Thanks to Iain and the team at Royds Withy King for their fantastic support throughout an intense and stressful process. Their hands-on approach, commitment, knowledge and expertise were essential in delivering the transaction and we look forward to working with them as we take the business into a new era.
CEO, Oxfordshire-based technology company

About Iain

Iain trained and qualified at a London-based international law firm and joined Royds Withy King in March 2018 from national law firm Shoosmiths.

Iain has particular experience advising academics, entrepreneurs, founders and management teams.  He is highly regarded for his straightforward, pragmatic approach and technical ability.

He supports a number of early stage, high growth businesses in the technology sector and is a member of the firm’s multi-disciplinary Life Sciences team.

Iain’s particular areas of expertise include:

  • venture capital investment and equity funding transactions, from start-up to large syndicated investments
  • private company M&A transactions (UK and cross-border)
  • business structures, shareholder agreements and group restructurings
  • joint ventures

Iain is recognised as a ‘Next Generation Lawyer’ by the 2017 Legal 500 guide.

Legal 500 2017 Next generation lawyer


It’s extremely rewarding to help a range of different businesses at various stages in the corporate lifecycle. We pride ourselves on our ability to provide sound, pragmatic legal advice, and the fact that we take the time to understand the commercial factors which affect and influence our clients and the markets in which they operate.

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