Will Rouse

Senior Lawyer


Will is senior in-house legal counsel at Artesian. Will supports Artesian’s investment teams with documentation and negotiation of investments made by all of Artesian’s Australian and Asian based venture capital funds. Will brings a pragmatic, commercial and relationship focused approach to his legal practice and aims to help Artesian make the investment process as efficient and approachable as possible for Artesian’s portfolio companies. Prior to joining Artesian in 2018, Will worked at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Singapore as an Associate lawyer advising a range of global financial investors, including private equity and sovereign wealth funds, on public and private mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, take-privates and other corporate transactions across Southeast Asia. Will started his career at Herbert Smith Freehills in Melbourne as an Associate in the firm’s Private Equity team. Outside of work you might find Will cooking for friends, watching Australian Rules Football or surfing (badly) on the Victorian coast. Will studied at the University of Melbourne, graduating with a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) / Arts.

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