John Allen


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“He has an encyclopaedic
knowledge of the law”

Chambers Guide


  • Software & Software Services
  • Computing & Digital Commerce
  • Cloud Computing
  • Voice & Data Communications

John Allen is a founding Partner of White & Black. He specialises in mergers and acquisitions, technology law, venture capital and private equity transactions. He also advises on constitutional matters, board governance and directors’ duties.

John is a ‘Leading Individual’ in the Legal 500 (2021 edition) and a ‘Ranked Individual’ in Chambers & Partners (2021 edition). John heads up the Corporate department at White & Black, which is ranked as a ‘Band 1’ team by Chambers.

John’s recent experience includes acting for Nikon on its acquisition of MRMC, Tonic Games (the studio behind “Fall Guys”) on the recent investment by Synova Capital, a series of funding rounds for Zzoomm PLC, and the owners of Matchesfashion on the sale of a majority stake to Apax.

John qualified as a Solicitor in 1998 and has specialised in technology and corporate law ever since. John’s first degree is in law and he also holds a master’s degree in German law from the Universität Trier.