Maxine Chow

Partner & Co-founder, Corporate & Corporate finance

“I love helping people solve problems. Two-thirds of startups fail because founders fall out over who gets what. Dynamic equity is logical, fair, and a great way to build teams and increase startup success.”

– Maxine Chow, Partner & Co-founder

Maxine Chow - Co-founder & Partner at Fairsquare LLP

Maxine specialises in corporate and corporate finance law, and is an expert on the legal implementation of Slicing Pie dynamic equity sharing in the UK. She is a co-founding partner of Fairsquare LLP, and qualified to practise as a solicitor in England & Wales.

Maxine advises fast-growing organisations. Her work includes:

  • advising entrepreneurs on company, corporate finance and commercial issues including business establishment, strategy, financing and control;
  • co-developing legally-binding tax-efficient contractual structures for dynamic equity sharing based on Slicing Pie in the UK;
  • advising on director, shareholder and corporate governance issues, and VC and private equity investments;
  • managing and advising on numerous UK and international corporate M&A transactions (both buy-side and sell-side);
  • structuring, negotiating and drafting a wide range of commercial agreements, including master services, public procurement, joint ventures and standard terms; and
  • developing and establishing strong legal risk management programs including liability limitation and quality investigation training.

Maxine was general counsel and company secretary of international science group, LGC, and a solicitor at the Wellcome Trust, Catalyst BioMedica (now Wellcome Trust Innovations), and Theodore Goddard. She is a former member of the Law Society C&I Corporate Governance Committee and Executive Advisory Board of Global Leaders in Law, and a previous The Lawyer Awards In-House Lawyer of the Year finalist. Maxine graduated from the University of Oxford.


If you would like help with legally implementing Slicing Pie, and/or to talk with Maxine about corporate and entrepreneurial issues, get in touch here.

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