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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: 04 JUNE 2021

A&O advising Babylon on its USD4.2bn merger with special purpose acquisition company Alkuri Global

A team from Allen & Overy’s Corporate M&A practice is advising Babylon Holdings Limited (Babylon), a world leading digital-first value-based care company, on its definitive merger agreement with…

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News: 03 JUNE 2021

Allen & Overy advises Etsy in USD1.625 billion acquisition of Depop

Allen & Overy has advised Etsy Inc. (Etsy), a two-sided online marketplace which connects millions of passionate and creative buyers and sellers around the world, in its acquisition of Depop, a…

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News: 05 MAY 2021

A&O advising TripActions on its acquisition of Reed & Mackay

Lawyers from Allen & Overy’s M&A team are advising Sillicon Valley-based TripActions on its acquisition of high-end travel, meetings and events business Reed & Mackay.  

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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