Giles Hawkins



Giles is a Corporate Partner in Ashfords' Technology team specialising in venture capital, private equity, mergers and acquisitions.

Giles focuses on domestic and international corporate transactions and represents companies and venture capital funds in venture capital transactions and angel financings, venture debt transactions, public offerings and cross-border mergers and acquisitions.

He has over 20 years' experience in the technology sector, but with a particular focus on the fintech and agrifood tech verticals. Giles has also worked on many financial services and renewable energy transactions.

Before joining Ashfords, Giles was a member of the Technology Companies Group in the London office of Orrick. Prior to Orrick, Giles worked at Heller Ehrmann, Accel, the venture capital fund and WilmerHale.

Giles is a member of the Enterprise Investment Scheme Association and has EIS Accreditation.

Relevant experience

  • Form3: Representing Form3 in its Series B investment from Draper Esprit, Barclays Bank and Angel Co-Fund.
  • Jones Food: Representing Jones Food, Europe's largest vertical farm in its investment by Ocado.
  • Mobius Motors: Advising Mobius Motors on its Series A investment from Pan-African Investment Company, Playfair Capital and VestedWorld.
  • WhiteHat: Representing WhiteHat on its Series A investment from Index Ventures, Lightspeed Ventures and Salesforce Ventures.
  • Kopernio: Advising on the sale of Kopernio Limited to Clarivate Analytics.
  • Igeolise: Representing Igeolise on its investment from ETF Partners.
  • Shawbrook Bank: Representing Shawbrook Bank on its venture debt facility to REG (UK).