Professional Biography

Ian Bagshaw Partner

London Office Managing Partner

  • London

    D +44 8250 095648


    22 Berners Street, 5th floor

    +44 8250 095648



Ian Bagshaw‘s entrepreneurial skills and successes as a corporate lawyer establish him as a leader at the highest level of the private equity market at both U.K. and U.S. law firms.  

In his more than 30-year career, Ian has led landmark deals across multiple jurisdictions in industries such as aircraft and auto leasing, healthcare, solar energy, and software.  

Ian's counsel to clients is informed by his time in private practice, as well as nearly three years of experience as strategic advisor outside the legal industry. 

Ian has held positions on the boards of emerging and mature companies, working with investors and CEOs to find solutions to transactional problems. He also served as chair for Zero Gravity, an award-winning U.K. startup, propelling talented low-opportunity students to gain access to the U.K.’s top universities and careers.  

Maintaining his work with Zero Gravity, Ian is committed to continuing to accelerate diverse talent within a meritocratic and inclusive environment.  

Related Employment

  • White & Case LLP, London, Partner, 2013-2021
  • Linklaters, London, Partner, 2007-2013
  • Clifford Chance LLP, Associate, 2000-2004; Partner, 2004-2007
  • Eversheds, London, Associate, 1996-2000



Bar and Court Admissions

  • England and Wales


  • University of York, LPC, 1994
  • The University of Sheffield, LL.B., 1993