Paul Chiappe joined Joelson in 1998 as a corporate lawyer and made Partner in 2002. He has built an enviable position advising London’s leading entrepreneurs. He grew up under the Mediterranean sun, on a small but powerful Rock.


Paul’s main practice centres around advice to Founders and management teams during their key fund raising, and Exit events.

He develops long term relationships with his clients; this enables him to realise a Founder’s greatest ambition, a hugely successful exit.

His external business roles include acting as Director and Partner within client companies and within early stage investment funds, allowing him to be fully immersed within the start-up community.

Paul advises on all forms of corporate transactions and commercial agreements.

Key transactions include

  • Acting for the Founders of Bear on their high profile exit to Lotus Foods.
  • Supporting a management team on partial exit and roll over of their retail business to a major Private Equity firm.
  • During 2015 advised investors/funds in relation to 14 early stage investments as well completing 12 fund raises on behalf of investee companies.