Speaker Detail

Neil Foster

Partner, Corporate (M&A, Private Equity)
Baker Botts


Neil is a corporate partner at leading global law firm Baker Botts. Neil specialises in corporate finance and exits, with an emphasis on corporate venturing deals. He was the first lawyer globally to join the “Faculty” of GCV’s Academy, where he teaches Deal Terms and Execution, Due Diligence and Directors’ Duties. Neil’s principal sector specialisations are technology and telecommunications, media and entertainment, energy, life sciences and healthcare. Neil is a member of British-American Business, Inc., the transatlantic trade body, and sits on their Information, Communications and Entertainment Committee. He wrote the chapters on UK-U.S. mergers and acquisitions in their 2007 and 2008 editions of its Guide to Investing in the UK. Neil was a judge for GCV’s Annual Awards in 2011 and 2012. Neil has spoken at every GCV Symposium since they started in 2010.