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Ashfords LLP

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London > Corporate and commercial > Venture capital

(Leading individuals)

Chris DysonAshfords LLP

With six partners focused on venture capital matters, primarily out of the firm’s Bristol headquarters, Ashfords LLP is well placed to handle work for an impressive roster of investor clients engaged in financings across the investment lifecycle within the technology sector. Able to draw from a vast pool of transactional experience, co-heads Chris Dyson and Andrew Betteridge are regularly engaged in the most significant mandates handled by the team, including regular mandates for national and international funds in large-scale syndicated investment rounds. The heavily investor-leaning practice of Dyson and Betteridge is now balanced with the company-side practice of London-based partner Giles Hawkins, who has effectively built up this aspect of the practice following his arrival in 2016 from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP. Jocelyn Ormond joined the team from Simmons & Simmons in November 2019.

South West > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > IT and telecoms

Ashfords LLP handles a wide range of work both within and outside of the South West region. It has particular expertise in national projects, data protection, software development, payment services technology, and SaaS products and deployment to cloud-based infrastructure. It also assists fast-growing start-up businesses with strategic issues and legal due diligence, and has recently launched an online platform to support private clients with non-contentious legal advice. Team head Chris Dyson acts for clients such as regional businesses, national technology investors and global funds. Senior associate Suzie Miles specialises in IT transformation, outsourcing and software licensing.