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William Samengo-Turner

Partner

London

Samengo-Turner William
William Samengo-Turner

Partner

London

Will’s practice focuses on corporate and commercial matters with a particular emphasis on the tech sector and its related industries both in Europe and the United States. From emerging enterprises and startups to large public corporations, Will advises some of the world’s leaders in technology on a range of issues including M&A, JVs, private fundraising, and digital transformation.

A member of A&O’s London corporate team, Will has spent considerable time living and working in Silicon Valley as a secondee to the offices of Fenwick & West, one of America’s leading technology firms. His experience on the West Coast included a wide variety of M&A and financing transactions for corporations of varying sizes and stages of development – ranging from seed round investments in start-ups to major acquisitions and disposals by listed multi-national companies.

Will is also a leader of the firm’s digitalisation practice, advising clients at all stages of development and across a broad range of sectors on the challenges and opportunities brought about by digital disruption and innovation in their markets.

“A great support and ally for the in-house function, not just a trusted adviser.” Legal 500 UK 2021 (Fintech)

Experience highlights

News & insights

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News: 08 JULY 2021

M&A deal values soar as transactions recover globally in H1 2021

Allen & Overy’s latest M&A Insights report* reveals a remarkable global recovery in M&A transactions during the first half of 2021. Deal values were up by 131% on the same period in 2020, while deal…

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Publications: 08 JULY 2021

Tech and Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) see interests align

As SPACs continue their urgent search for appropriate companies to acquire and take public, high growth technology companies are amongst the most sought after targets.

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Publications: 08 JULY 2021

Dramatic pause in global Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) clouds the outlook

The extraordinary boom in U.S. SPAC formations continued in Q1 but declined steeply from April onwards. Few believe the trend is over, but a period of greater uncertainty seems likely. SPACs are now…

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Publications: 31 MARCH 2021

Minority investments: How to use corporate venturing for strategic gain

Corporate venturing – acquiring minority stakes in smaller, often high-growth or disruptive enterprises – can be a very effective tool for large, established companies looking to accelerate the…

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Office

London

Allen & Overy LLP
One Bishops Square
London
E1 6AD

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 2009

Academic

MA (Oxon), Modern History, University of Oxford, 2005

Graduate Diploma in Law, Oxford Brookes University, 2006

Legal Practice Course, College of Law Moorgate, 2007

Pro-bono experience

  • Governor of Sacred Heart School, Camberwell, London

Recognition