The corporate team at UK law firm Shoosmiths has beaten stiff competition to win the corporate and commercial firm (specialism) of the year (venture capital) at this year’s The Legal 500 UK Awards 2019.
The awards recognises and rewards the best in-house and private practice teams and individuals over the past 12 months and was conducted as part of The Legal 500’s exhaustive 50,000-interview research project.
Our submission highlighted our ability to offer a team with strength in depth across the UK. In its feedback, Legal 500 highlighted the firm’s excellent service' to an investor-focused client base, from early stage investment through to late stage funding and how it was praised for its “customer focus and sound advice”.
Alastair Peet, who heads the firm’s venture capital team, said: “This is a fantastic achievement for the team at Shoosmiths and further recognition of the expertise and service we pride ourselves on delivering to our clients. Venture capital has been a key growth area for Shoosmiths and we’ve managed to differentiate ourselves by building a truly national VC team and also providing VCT/EIS expertise that is second to none. Venture capital is a hugely exciting market and will be a strategically important part of the firm’s continued growth in the years ahead. We’re looking forward to building on this recognition as the national firm for venture capital as well as strengthening our international client base in this area.
“We pride ourselves on our no-nonsense approach, a truly innovative approach to client care, and a commitment to ensuring the best outcome for our clients, regardless of timescales and pressures. This award gives us a fantastic start to 2019.”