David Willbe


Lawyer for Corporate Finance

I advise companies, investors and financial institutions on transactions at every point in the private company lifecycle. I have clients who are just starting out, or who invest at that stage, and equally I work with founders looking to exit through sale or IPO and the late-stage investors, acquirors and financial institutions involved in those deals.

I have always been interested in the technology sector, and enjoy working with entrepreneurs who are trying to solve problems and the investors who are backing them to do it. I often advise on how the law is dealing with the development of new technologies. I also have a number of financial institutions as clients.

I regularly write articles for a number of publications, and give presentations on topics to audiences of entrepreneurs and investors. When I have time, I run drop-in advice sessions.

I am a partner at Lewis Silkin LLP, a contributor to Startup Grind, and a startup mentor both unofficially and through the Virgin Startup programme.


If I can help, please contact me through my firm's website, download my details as a vcard, or contact me through LinkedIn, or Twitter @davidwillbe.

Outside of Work

I mostly spend time with my wife and two young sons, which keeps me thoroughly occupied and has honed my Lego-building skills to a frankly unnecessary level.

I like to watch sport and play games (and am trying to get the kids into both). I also enjoy taking on small "DIY" projects, both on- and off-line, then regretting it, then being glad I did. Usually.

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