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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.

Experience highlights

News & insights

Fintech

Publications: 24 SEPTEMBER 2020

Fintech M&A: The future of dealmaking post Covid-19 coronavirus

After a run of high-value deals at the start of the year, fintech M&A has dramatically slowed. What will dealmaking look like in the future?

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Publications: 08 JULY 2020

Fintech deals enter temporary lull after Q1 surge

The start of the year saw a surge in ever-larger fintech deals around the world, with every expectation that this trend would continue.

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Publications: 06 MAY 2020

Impact of Covid–19 coronavirus on private fundraisings – key legal considerations for investors and issuers

Whilst the full impact on private fundraisings and the growth capital sector will not be seen for some time, it is clear that the days of free flowing cash for growth companies are coming to an end. 

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Publications: 21 APRIL 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus: UK launches Future Fund to support fast-growth businesses

In what will undoubtedly be a relief for UK's technology and life science sectors, the government yesterday unveiled the ways in which it plans to support the community of fast-growth businesses that…

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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