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Wiggin LLP

9TH FLOOR, MET BUILDING, 22 PERCY STREET, LONDON, W1T 2BU, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7612 9612
Fax:
Fax 01242 224223
Email:
Web:
www.wiggin.co.uk
Brussels, Cheltenham, London

Ciaran Hickey

Tel:
Work +44 (0)20 7927 6659
Email:
Wiggin LLP

Work Department

Technology, Corporate

Position

Ciaran is a partner in the Corporate group. He advises clients across the technology and media sectors on a broad range of corporate transactions. Ciaran has particular experience in the technology sector, acting for technology companies, investors and entrepreneurs. Ciaran leads Wiggin’s high-growth technology group which has been appointed as the sole legal partner to Microsoft Ventures and Wayra (Telefonica) programmes in London.

Career

Trained PwC Legal, London; qualified 2003; PwC Legal 2001-03; HBJ Gateley 2003-04; Eversheds 2004-06; partner Wiggin 2006 to date.

Education

St Bedes RC School, Blackburn; Lancaster University (1999 LLB (Hons) 2(1)); Nottingham Law School (2000 LPC).

Leisure

Rugby, Golf, watching sports generally.


London: Corporate and commercial

M&A: smaller deals up to £50m

Within: M&A: smaller deals up to £50m

Wiggin LLP’s team is noted for its expertise in the media, technology and IP sectors. Michael Brader leads the practice jointly with Adrian Jones; Brader, who has a strong reputation in independent TV production and sports matters, recently advised Perform on the acquisition of football player data business Scout 7, and Jones, who is also active in the TV sector, acted for Centaur Media on the £16.5m share acquisition of lead-generation business Market Makers. David McLeish and Ben Whitelock specialise in gambling M&A transactions; McLeish acted for the founders of B2C gambling operator Royal Panda on the €120m sale of the group to LeoVegas and for software supplier Playtech on the £50m share acquisition of Eyecon Games, a supplier of online gambling and social gaming slots software. Ciaran Hickey, who heads the firm’s high-growth technology group, assisted the sellers of Gamer Network with its sale to ReedPOP.

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