Meet Our Team

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The Linkilaw team is dedicated to pursuing our mission, every day we are a step closer to making legal services accessible and comprehensible for everyone. Embodying our values, each member contributes in making Linkilaw alive.
Meet our team!

CEO and Co-Founder

Alexandra is an entrepreneur, lawyer and mediator. She founded Linkilaw 4 years ago after spotting a gap in the legal sector due to inaccessibility of legal services for startups and entrepreneurs.

Alexandra is a thought leader in the legal technology space. She has been quoted in TechCrunch, Forbes, HuffPost and Inc. amongst others, has been honoured in Forbes 30 Under 30 and is a 2-time recipient of Quora Writer of the Year. She also mentors founders and entrepreneurs, independently and through Virgin Startup.

Speaker of seven languages, Alexandra is also passionate about meditation and the effect it has on all aspects of life. She lives through honest, effective communication as the key to success in both business, and our personal lives. This passion has led Alexandra to certify as a mediator and help resolve disputes peacefully.

Co-Founder

Caleb Storkey is a serial entrepreneur, international speaker and consultant in disruptive technologies, change management, marketing, entrepreneurism and leadership.

Co-author of Futureproof – How To Get Your Business Ready For The Next Disruption and Founder of Storkey Media (an integrated marketing agency), Caleb has worked with a wide range of businesses, from multinationals to highly disruptive and rapid growth tech startups.

Legal & Development Executive 

Gillian is a US lawyer and legal creative, passionate about shaking up the legal industry. Gillian advises Linkilaw clients on complex commercial issues and oversees Linkilaw’s legal team.

Gillian is a passionate traveler, (American) football fan, amateur foodie, and devourer of psychological thriller novels.

Senior Legal Specialist

Lawrence is a commercially savvy, startup loving legal specialist. Working all over the world (UK, China, France, and Slovenia) he has experienced startup communities from many different angles.

A strong believer in leveraging technology to make life easier, he enjoys working with clients and finding different ways in which they can find solutions.

When Lawrence is not talking to our clients, he is almost always plugged in listening to a funky electro dubstep house mix. Lawrence once owned a narrowboat near the Thames and is currently an AirBnB Superhost for a Tiny House he rents in Slovenia.

Legal Consultant 

Lauren is a legal graduate from South Africa but recently graduated with an LLM in Intellectual Property Law from Queen Mary University of London.

She is passionate about the law and how it can be used to strengthen businesses.

In her free time she loves to explore London with her friends and she is a huge foodie.

Legal Consultant 

Amoli graduated from SOAS, University of London with an LLB and completed the LPC at The University of Law. She also has a background in Psychology and Politics, having graduated with a BA from Smith College, USA.

Prior to joining Linkilaw, Amoli gained experience in commercial law and alternative dispute resolution with an emphasis on arbitration. She would like to develop her expertise in contract drafting.

She enjoys traveling and has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.

Operations Manager 

With a passion for start-ups, small businesses and people, Michelle thrives working on projects where she can build genuine relationships.  She is an advocate of creating environments which promote creativity, meaningful operations and business development, to all come together towards achieving a positive impact for the team and customers.  

When Michelle isn’t investigating the latest operational methodologies or building relationships, she enjoys painting, long walks in nature and electric-folk music.  

LegalTech

Daria grew up in Ukraine. She studied Political Science and Law at Sciences Po Paris.

After graduation, she joined the UN Security Council in NYC. Before joining Linkilaw, Daria worked on the automation of company’s registration in Paris, France.  She speaks fluently 5 languages, including JavaScript.

She is passionate about LegalTech, predictive coding and automation. Daria is driven by user experience.


Marketing

Esther grew up in Spain and she studied International Business and Marketing in Valencia and Madrid.

She is passionate about how marketing can make a business grow if it is executed correctly and she is interested in all the marketing trends that will reshape the industry such as AI and blockchain.

In her free time, she loves the sun and to be all day at the beach, to practice sports in nature and to travel whenever she can.  

Personal Assistant

Winny is in her final year of college majoring in Modern Languages. She speaks English, French, and Spanish fluently.

Her hobbies outside of work include reading English Literature and playing with dogs. She really loves them!

Legal Intern

Anna is an international intern with us for a few months from Chicago. She is entering her final year at Loyola University Chicago. She is pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Psychology as well as Philosophy with an emphasis in Social Justice. After undergrad, she hopes to go to law school and begin a legal career.

Outside of work, Anna enjoys traveling and exploring London. 

Legal & Business Development Intern

Sam have just graduated from the University of Edinburgh where he studied Philosophy. He is passionate about researching and thinking about the ethical and societal implications of Artificial Intelligence.

After a great 2 months working on events and GDPR at Linkilaw in 2018, he has returned to get some exposure to the Legal and Business development side of things. This internship forms part of a wider 12 months to focus on skills that will help him pursue a career that is somewhere at the intersection of tech, AI, law and business.

In his free time he loves running weirdly long distances and climbing big hills to get a mini-break from all the chaos in the world.

 

Legal Intern

Ralph is a Legal Intern from the Philippines. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy and a minor in English Literature. Currently, he is in his last year of college at Ateneo de Manila University where he is pursuing a second degree in Legal Management. After college he plans to go to law school and pursue a legal career, working in a startup legal firm.

During the weekends you can either find him wrapped under a blanket watching movies or going out with his friends to explore London. 

Chief Happiness Officer

Erie is our chief Happiness Officer, with over 5 years’ experience in tail-wagging. Erie is in charge of overseeing all food scrap consumption and conducting daily one-to-one cuddling sessions with our Lisbon team.

Morale Inspection Officer

Our office moral inspector travels between London and Lisbon. His day-to-day role is to make sure our Linkilaw troops stay motivated and excited.

Outside of his role at Linkilaw, Pumba enjoys loooooong walks in the park, eating anything he can get his paws on, barking at random passers-by and manipulating his owner with cute facial expressions.

Meet Our Lawyers

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Laura - Linkilaw

Privacy and IP Law | 8 years experience

Laura is a commercial lawyer who specialises in intellectual property and has experience working in both private practice and on secondments to Virgin Atlantic Airways and Microsoft. Laura spent several years at London law firm, Harbottle & Lewis LLP, where she advised clients on a broad range of commercial matters, as well as brand protection issues such as copyright, infringement disputes and trade mark registration. Since she began her career in law, Laura has been particularly enjoying providing client-focused, pragmatic and affordable legal solutions and advice to start-ups and SMEs.

Commercial Law | 13 years experience

As a qualified and experienced commercial lawyer, Ingrid can help you clear away the overwhelm and get your legal needs sorted. Ingrid’s background in private law firms, including both a Magic Circle firm as well as a boutique commercial firm. Having also worked in-house means Ingrid is able to give you the commercial solution without the confusing legalese. Ingrid currently consults with a startup and has a deep understanding of the legal ins and outs involved. Ingrid is fascinated by the startup world. She is committed to making the law easier to navigate for those whose focus is on the business rather than legals.

Tax & Investment Law, Portuguese Law | 10 years experience

Rodolfo is a Tax and Investment lawyer, specializing in international investments advisory in Portugal and in the European Union, both for individuals and for corporate investment. Started his professional activity in a big four. He is passionate for Tax, Investment Law, which includes a full-service solution for his international client investment, including property, immigration and commercial law. Focus dedicated and restless are the three main strong words that describe him as a professional, always trying to find an innovative and efficient way to overcome all changes for his clients.

Commercial Law | 8 years experience

Naomi is a commercial lawyer with over 10 years’ post-qualification experience in both private practice and industry and Fendercare Marine Limited. Naomi now runs her own business as a commercial law consultant. Naomi studied languages before working in France for two years, including for international law firm Linklaters LLP. Naomi has advised a wide range of clients – from multinational private sector organisations to UK public sector organisations to partnerships, start-ups and individuals. Naomi’s experience includes advising on all types of commercial contracts as well as other areas of commercial law including data protection, competition law and consumer credit.

Commercial Law | 8 years experience

Yasaman has dealt with every type of dispute that can arise in the business context, including breach of contract and IP rights.

Her legal and commercial insight enables her to be always a step ahead when it comes to drafting and negotiating agreements. She has the aptitude to deal with cases involving international laws as she has experience of working at a reputable international corporate/commercial law firm in Germany. She is a non-executive director of the British Parachute Association Ltd and has practical experience of managing the direction and performance of a company.

Fundraising, Privacy and Commercial Law | 20 years experience

Michael is a commercial and company lawyer with 20 years of experience. He has worked in law firms and in-house in both startups (Monese, Everledger, Cuvva) and larger companies (Barclays, Credit Agricole). Michael specialises in the investment process of a startups, helping set up EMI (Enterprise Management Incentive) schemes, get businesses EI and SEIS compliant, and assisting startups and scale-ups through the entirety of the fundraising process – from Letter of intent to issue of share certificates. Michael is extremely pragmatic and quick on his feet. He knows what startups need and the quality of his advice is second to none.

Edward - Linkilaw

Commercial and Employment Law | 8 years experience

Edward is a solicitor of over eight years’ qualification. He has practised largely in civil litigation with firms of varying sizes, including national and international firms and has achieved significant case successes for his clients over the years. Edward prides himself on taking a personal approach to his work by being thorough, paying attention to detail and listening to his clients in order to achieve the best possible result and solving their legal needs. More especially, Edward specialises in commercial agreements and employment law. Working at Linkilaw, he also loves working with growing and small businesses.

Commercial and Entrepreneurial Law | 13 years experience

Rakhi is an entrepreneurial lawyer praised by her clients for her commercial approach and ability to quickly grasp an in-depth understanding of her clients’ business needs. She is passionate about working with startups. Rakhi has also been recognised to be commercially minded with an intense desire to get things done as well as be solutions focused.
Rakhi has a wealth of knowledge in business and property law her recent work included: drafting commercial agreements for startups and new businesses, mentoring new start-ups on all aspects of business and property law and acquisition and sale of real estate.

Commercial Law | 6 years experience

Lucinda trained and qualified at Hogan Lovells LLP with an interest in product liability, commercial and intellectual property.

Since 2016, she has been an In-house lawyer for Taylor Herring, acting as their only commercial lawyer. She advises across PR services, complex marketing and multi-jurisdictional campaigns. She also act as legal adviser to their production company arm and her day to day work involves supplier agreements, service agreements, advising on GDPR and confidentiality. She has a keen interest in intellectual property protection and the exploitation of rights, which is required in the media environment she works in, as well as negotiating multifaceted talent deals.

E-Commerce and IP Law | 14 years experience

Christine is a senior international legal adviser. During her career, she had the opportunity to hold several in-house roles in technology multinationals (such as Amazon and Etix Everywhere) and provided services to UK top law firms. With an extensive experience in multi-jurisdictional legal projects (particularly as a contracts specialist), her best areas of expertise include IT, IP, e-commerce, data protection, eDiscovery and new technologies. Besides her solid experience of general commercial law matters, she has also gained significant insight into international fundraising and corporate sponsorship tax incentives for social/cultural projects.

Corporate Law | 2 years experience

Aji is a qualified lawyer, who has carved out a niche advising on business development with a specific focus on Africa. Aji was named as one of the UK’s top eight future ‘BAME’ leaders and listed as one of the UK’s top 100 ‘Creative Changemakers’.
Aji is also the co-chair of a social enterprise named The Law Collective which has been responsible for helping hundreds of Black students secure jobs within the legal profession. He is a committee member of the British Nigeria Law Forum and co-head of their junior lawyers’ division, a board member of London-based start-up community organisation ‘YSYS’.

Commercial Law | 10 years experience

Jean graduated with a Law degree from the University of Birmingham. She went on to complete the Legal Practice Course with distinction at the College of Law in London. Jean has gained a large amount of experience as a commercial lawyer since qualifying as a solicitor 10 years ago. She has worked as a legal counsel for global companies in the finance, telecoms, IT and travel industries. Jean can count on her portfolio brands such as HTC, for which she operated for the EMEA region; but also Travelport, for which she worked as a legal counsellor.

Employment Law, Commercial Law | 18 years experience

Kim qualified as a Solicitor 16 years ago, and throughout that time she has specialised in solving Employment Law problems. “I have seen many situations that could have been avoided if the employer had been able to take advice at an early stage.” Her approach to any employment situation is therefore to find the best practical solution as quickly and commercially as possible.

Dispute Resolution, Corporate, Tax Law | 10 years experience

Pavel is a qualified lawyer in Belarus. He studied law at the Belarusian State University and he also obtained his second LLB degree from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth in 2006. He is an Associate Member of CILEX and so he is in the process of obtaining the qualification of Legal Executive Lawyer. He also completed a course on FinTech provided by the University of Hong Kong in 2018.

Currently he is working as a Foreign Qualified Lawyer at Dispute resolution department of KWM Europe LLP. He worked as a paralegal for a number of years at Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson (London) LLP.

Intellectual Property Law | 18 years experience

Lara is a passionate and proactive Intellectual Property lawyer and European trade mark & design attorney. She has a Masters in Intellectual Property (1999) with over 18 years’ international experience in a wide range of Intellectual Property matters. She speaks 5 languages, including English, Spanish, Italian, German and French. She is a member of CITMA, INTA, AAAML, AIPPI UK Group, London Tech Advocates, UKAEL (UK Association for European Law) & ChIPs advancing Women in Tech Law & Policy.

Corporate Law | 16 years experience 

Mahbuba is a commercial/IT/IP lawyer with over a decade of experience of drafting, negotiating and advising on a wide variety of commercial contracts (such as outsourcing contracts and franchise agreements), IT contracts and IP contracts. Mahbuba trained with a leading city law firm in London and during her career to date, she has worked in private practice for a regional law firm and in-house in the financial services sector, in technology, including for fintechs, in recruitment, in manufacturing as well as working for an international fashion retail company. Mahbuba’s practice has a particular focus on technology, digital law and data protection.

Intellectual Property Law, Commercial Property Law | 10 years experience 

After a few years of working in large international London law firms, James moved to in-house to work for banks both in London and on the Continent. With over 10 years of experience in the banking sector James prides himself on delivering useful and clear advice to businesses needing a highly commercial solicitor. James’ main interest now is in FinTech and how new technology is applied to banking and how new business models can be practically implemented.

Marketing Law, Advertising Compliance | 20 years experience 

Reina has many years of experience in the world of business, media and cross border work. She has a dual qualification as an India lawyer/UK solicitor, great testimonials, a proven track record with multinationals and start-ups as well as achievements across new territories and services.Having advised senior management in all areas of law both as Sole In-house Counsel and in private practice, as well as setting up and assisting clients through her connections and business consultancy, she is adept at understanding the commercial needs of a business. Passionate about utilizing her expertise and network, through her innovative One stop legal and business services consultancy Bizlaw UK , her aim is to benefit businesses and individuals, with a personalized and proactive approach to consultancy and a view to reducing risk.

Her motto has always been “Prevention is Better than Cure!”

Commercial Law | 20 years experience 

Krista has 20 years experience advising on a wide range of commercial law issues, and specifically commercial contracts. She has previously worked in private practice for top UK law firms and In House as legal advisor to PLCs, limited companies and a charity. Krista’s clients have been businesses needing advice on their Terms and Conditions, contracts, website terms and privacy policies and other contracts and policies or procedures. Krista also has experience of public sector procurement processes.

For the full list of our legal team, please contact us

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Hinal Shah, Legal Intern
“The 3 months I spent at Linkilaw as a Legal Intern have been full of knowledge, (good) challenges and long-term friendships. I have learnt so much and grown so much as a person and that is because of this internship. Thank you Linkilaw!”

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