Shoosmiths is a major law firm operating from 13 locations across the UK (including Scotland and Northern Ireland) delivering deep legal expertise across all core practice areas and industry sectors.
According to Experian’s M&A Review 2022 Shoosmiths’ corporate team advised on more transactions in the UK than any other firm (upwards of 400 deals). They were also recognised in Pitchbook’s Global League Tables as being the most active firm advising on venture capital transactions throughout 2022, and the second most active across Europe.
Shoosmiths wants to play a part in ensuring greater gender equality in the SME space and recognises the need for improved quality of data and analysis to identify where there are gender gaps.
This important work will benefit the Shoosmiths’ spHERe network, a community supporting female founders and venture capitalists within the venture capital space.
spHERe’s goal is to help women to be successful through creating a forum for meaningful networking opportunities, helping to address the disparities that exist between female and male entrepreneurs. Shoosmiths will also use the mnAI data internally to review its own supply chain.
Shoosmiths was featured in the Rose Review Progress Report 2023 highlighting its efforts to support female founded businesses.