Team Bootlaw

Bootlaw is brought to you by a team of lawyers at Pinsent Masons LLP in London.


Thilo Schneider

Thilo is a Senior Associate in the corporate team of Pinsent Masons. As a committed technophile, he regularly advises technology start-ups and their investors on corporate finance and corporate issues generally.

Thilo is a native German speaker and a lot of his work has an international flavour (he has also dabbled in Mandarin).

For more information, please email Thilo at thilo.schneider[at] or visit his profile on LinkedIn. Thilo tweets @Thilo_Schneider.



 James Paton-Philip

James is an Associate in Pinsent Masons’ Corporate team and is based in London.

When James is not at home experimenting with culinary delights or dreaming about whacky inventions, you will find him around and about in the start-up scene. He has led a large number of start up investments acting for both companies and investors.

He lives and dreams equity term sheets and has taken over running the popular Minibar term sheet workshop. Possibly the most cosmopolitan member of the Bootlaw team, James is fluent in Spanish and is currently learning German.

Contact him in any of these languages at james.paton-philip [at] or go to his profile on LinkedIn to find out more about how he can advise you on term sheets, shareholders’ agreements, articles of association and lots more.


Simon Cooper

Simon is a Corporate Associate with a pedigree in advising investors and start-ups on early round fundings.

Based at Pinsent Masons London HQ, Simon isn’t one for endless negotiation on unlikely or unimportant issues, and likes to get his deals done on time and on budget. All this adds up to a simple, commercial approach to funding rounds, and making sure all the really important issues are dealt with head on from the start. Give him a call and he’ll happily have a chat about your term sheet, and what you will need to do to secure your funds. Or you can email him on simon.cooper [at]