FARHA | SPECIALIST CORPORATE FINANCE LAWYERS

Specialist legal advisors to the technology and finance sectors

Our specialist practice spans venture capital, M&A and debt and leveraged finance.

We build deep relationships with our best in class clients helping them to finance research, innovation and growth.

OUR SERVICES

What services do we offer?

Our practise is focused on serving key stakeholders through the corporate lifecycle. Starting from the very first equity fundraise, to a billion dollar leveraged buyout, we are building our team to service our clients needs from incorporation to exit.

Our specialist services include:

  • Banking
  • Leveraged Finance
  • Private Equity fundraising
  • Venture Capital
  • Mergers & Aquisitions
  • Commercial Contracting
  • Company Secretarial
  • Privacy and Data Protection
  • FinTech and Blockchain
  • Intellectual Property
  • Restructuring

James is a senior corporate lawyer who specialises in corporate transactions and all aspects of corporate governance.  James trained at a leading “magic circle” City law firm and later practised at a top US law firm in the City.

He left City practise with a vision of working to build companies from the ground up as well as how he wanted to look after his clients, and because he had a passion for doing so.

Since leaving the City, James has been involved in the creation, start-up and growth of dozens of companies, and not just as legal adviser. He has also contributed to businesses as founder, co-founder, investor, trusted adviser, outsourced general counsel, corporate counsel and general friend to dozens of companies, which between them represent hundreds of millions of enterprise value.

James has a wealth of experience in advising early-stage and high- growth technology companies. He has a particular focus acting for and championing early stage founders in the technology space having worked with clients from ‘idea stage’ through to Series Seed, Series A, B and beyond.

His clients are typically leaders in their fields in robotics, clean technology, fintech, and insure-tech as well as more mature businesses in shipping, logistics and financial services. He and his firm are passionate about helping entrepreneurs to build their companies from incorporation through to exit, championing founders through the cycles of their fundraising and growth.

indicative recent transactions:

  • Acting for the company in a £10m equity bridge into leading robotics university spin out
  • Acting for the token issuer in a $5m SAFT investment round into de-centralised Fintech company
  • Acting for the group holding company in a $5m SAFE investment into de-centralised Fintech group
  • Acting for the company in a £3m equity investment into clean heat technology company from a leading cleantech VC
  • Acting for the company in a £1.5m seed round into a fashion technology business led by a consortium of VCs
  • Acting for the company in the restructuring and recapitalisation of a boutique British menswear brand
  • Acting for a leading fitness app to in an exit to a special purpose acquisition company for

About James

James Farha

James Farha

Founder and Principal

OUR TECHNOLOGY EXPERTISE

We help clients to start, fund, grow and exit high growth technology companies

If you are a founder, investor or team member looking to start, fund, grow or exit a high growth technology business, then you can take confidence that our team have market leading experience advising some of the world’s most promising technology businesses. In many cases, we’ve been accompanying our clients as advisors, board members, investors and stakeholders from idea stage through to exit. The firm has a unique insight into the challenges our clients are facing as they lead their companies from incorporation to exit.

WHY CHOOSE US?

Why do our clients choose us?

  • Farha is a specialist corporate legal adviser to founder-led businesses in technology, industry and services. It is all we do
  • Our business is personal – see “About James Farha” on this website
  • Our offering is unbeatable in terms of legal know-how, service delivery, commercial acumen, personal experience, and relationship building
  • Our City-standard expertise may be available elsewhere – but only at City prices
  • Our relationship-building is unlikely to be available elsewhere – as a business founder himself, James Farha offers agility and flexibility that large law firms cannot offer
  • James Farha and his team roll their sleeves up – you get real-world support rather than merely text-book legal advice
  • We are proud to call many of our clients friends, as we work to build close and lasting personal relationships with their management, board and founders
  • We advise the same teams through multiple successful ventures – taking their businesses from birth to growth to exit
  • Our business has been built on word-of-mouth and on our commitment to our clients is to give them an experience worth recommending
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COOPERATION

Cooperation with Mohammed Alaqeel & Co law firm in Saudi Arabia

PARTICIPATION

Farha is a member and code signatory of Global Digital Finance (GDF.io)