Zoë Ashcroft is an international corporate and finance lawyer, one of the founding partners of the London office of international law firm Winston & Strawn LLP, Head of the UK Corporate & Finance Team and a member of the Winston & Strawn global Executive Committee.
She has more than 25 years of experience handling the legal aspects of complex cross-border corporate and finance deals for a broad range of corporate clients, with a particular focus on clients who are either operating or investing in the United Kingdom, or who are based in the United States, Africa and Asia.
Zoë is named to Chambers Global "2016 Leaders in their Field" in Banking & Finance (UK), is listed for Banking & Finance Law in the 2015-2016 edition of The Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom and is also highlighted in the Chambers and Legal 500 directories for her mergers and acquisitions experience. The Thompson Reuters 2013 and 2014 UK Super Lawyers rankings voted Zoë as one of the top 100 lawyers in London and in the top 50 woman lawyers in the UK. Zoë and was selected by The Lawyer Magazine as one of the “Hot 100” lawyers in the UK for 2015.
Zoë also serves on the UK board of trustees of Sponsors for Educational Opportunity London, a UK registered charity which arranges mentoring and internship opportunities for students from under-represented ethnic minorities within the investment banking, corporate law and other sectors. She is also a member of Winston’s global Diversity Committee and sits on the board of the not-for-profit Winston Foundation.