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Philip Watkins

London Office
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Philip Watkins practices corporate and commercial law, with particular emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, takeover offers, strategic investments, joint ventures, and public and private securities offerings. He has a broad range of experience advising corporations and private equity investors both in the United Kingdom and internationally.

Philip also has an active pro bono practice, and has considerable experience advising English charities and nonprofit organizations.

Before embarking upon his legal career, Philip was a cultural adviser to the Japanese government. He is a founder member of the Practitioners' Advisory Board of the Masters of Corporate Law at the University of Cambridge.

Shown below is a selection of Philip’s engagements.


Legal 500 - UK Individual, 2014–2017
Philip  Watkins


  • LPC, The College of Law, London
  • MA, University of Oxford
  • BA, University of Oxford

Bar Admissions

  • England and Wales

Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of the United Kingdom


Legal 500 - UK Individual
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  • Law Society of England and Wales
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