Shakespeare Martineau is a full-service UK law firm with global reach. The firm has a strong private equity and corporate finance practice. We act as solicitors to numerous EIS funds (and companies in receipt of EIS investments) with a particular expertise in EIS fund launches and transaction structuring for EIS investments. Shakespeare Martineau has been voted Best EIS Legal Adviser on several occasions by the EISA. The firm has also been a leader in the VCT market since the mid-90s and is one of the largest providers of legal advice and assistance to the sector. What sets Shakespeare Martineau apart is our uncompromising commitment to know our clients, their business and the regulatory and commercial environment in which they operate and to cultivating long-term relationships with our clients; rather than being a faceless firm that just provides legal advice. Our reputation as a firm that cares and that can be trusted is based on these qualities. Our clients and competitors describe us as having an “approachable, informative and clear style”, being “extremely diligent” and providing “very good, concise (and economical) advice with a good level of commercial thinking”.