Firm Profile > Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP > London, England

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP
107 CHEAPSIDE
LONDON
EC2V 6DN
England

Venture capital Tier 1

Benefiting from 'vast market experience and knowledge across a wide range of investment sizes' by dint of its prolific activity in the venture capital space, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP's five-partner London team provides 'tremendous insight and commerciality' to tech-focused investee companies seeking to raise finance. Headed by the 'exceptionalChris Grew, one of four US-qualified lawyers in situ in London, and also able to leverage the firm's market-leading Silicon Valley office, the team is well-positioned to provide a very flexible service which is conversant with both UK and US market norms and trends. Although he is stage agnostic, Grew has recently handled numerous later stage mandates for 'unicorn' tech-based companies, including fintech company Revolut on its $250m Series C financing round. Although it remains best known for company-side work, the team continues to grow its investor client base, helped in no small part by the efforts of Ylan Steiner, who regularly handles work for clients including Vitruvian Partners. Associate Jamie Moore has a burgeoning reputation in the market, particularly in relation to fintech and AI.

Testimonials

Through its market knowledge they are able to bring a wealth of insight to discussions and negotiations, and this really helps to drive solutions during a fund raise.

Unique due to specific focus and deep domain knowledge around venture capital (all stages from early to very late stage).

Chris Grew and Jamie Moore are both exceptional lawyers, who are able to  translate complex concepts into simple, easy to understand language.

Shawn Atkinson is brilliant.

Key clients

Anterra Capital

Atomico

Battery Ventures

Bench Walk

Bessemer Venture Partners

BMW i Ventures

Coatue Management

Currency Cloud

Eastnine Studios Limited

Egress Software Technologies

Eight Roads Ventures

EQT Ventures

Fat Lama Inc.

Goodwater Capital

Graphcore

Kennet Capital

Kinnevik Under

Permutive Inc.

Piton Capital

Property Finder International

Property Partner

Quortus Limited

Revolut

Salesforce Ventures

Sprints Capital

Stripe

Tractable

TransferGo

Tray.io Inc.

Unifonic

United Ventures SGR

Vitruvian Partners

Vostok Emerging Finance

Weaveworks Inc.

WorldRemit

Commercial property: retail Tier 2

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP’s development expertise encompasses mixed use sites, energy projects and mixed tenure private and affordable residential schemes. The practice is particularly active in the shopping centre space, handling not only developments but corporate occupier work such as leasing, construction and strategic asset management for industry clients. Other areas of expertise include the technology, industrial and logistics and hotels and healthcare sectors, as well as retail where the team delivers transaction, acquisition and finance, commercial leasing, strategic management and regulatory advice.

Testimonials

‘Reliable and experienced team offering first class expert knowledge in all areas of retail property’.

‘Very responsive, quick, good commercial advice. Resourcing is managed carefully across our portfolio. Everybody is accessible.’

‘The members of the practice go beyond providing legal advice; they become members of the project team working towards creative solutions and achieving the most beneficial outcome. The legal advice is excellent, accurate, reliable and robust – it is the authority with which it is delivered in commercial negotiations which makes the practice unique.’

Key clients

intu Properties Group

Rubicon West PLC

WRP Management Limited

Intu Potteries Limited

Intu Watford Limited

Intu Eldon Square Limited

Chapelfield GP Limited

Intu Lakeside Limited

Metropolitan Uxbridge Limited

Commercial property: corporate occupiers Tier 3

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP’s development expertise encompasses mixed use sites, energy projects and mixed tenure private and affordable residential schemes. The practice is particularly active in the shopping centre space, handling not only developments but corporate occupier work such as leasing, construction and strategic asset management for industry clients. Other areas of expertise include the technology, industrial and logistics and hotels and healthcare sectors, as well as retail where the team delivers transaction, acquisition and finance, commercial leasing, strategic management and regulatory advice.

Testimonials

‘Reliable and experienced team offering first class expert knowledge in all areas of retail property’.

‘Very responsive, quick, good commercial advice. Resourcing is managed carefully across our portfolio. Everybody is accessible.’

‘The members of the practice go beyond providing legal advice; they become members of the project team working towards creative solutions and achieving the most beneficial outcome. The legal advice is excellent, accurate, reliable and robust – it is the authority with which it is delivered in commercial negotiations which makes the practice unique.’

Key clients

Chobham Farm North LLP

intu Properties Group

Notting Hill Genesis

NVIDIA Technology UK

Stripe

Rubicon West PLC

CAB International

Emerging markets Tier 3

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP stands out for its work on behalf of development finance institutions, investment banks, private equity funds and strategic investors doing business throughout Africa, the CEE, Eastern Europe, Latin America, Asia and the Middle East. It has a strong corporate and project finance offering, which includes both inbound and outbound investments. Its recent work in venture capital investments included acting for Millicom in connection with its $1bn bridge loan facility to finance the acquisition of Panamanian broadband internet and telecoms provider Cable Onda.  Shawn Atkinson, whose principal focus is on the TMT sector, and Nell Scott play central roles in the firm's work in the CEE region.

Key clients

Adlevo Capital

Canal+

Black Pearls VC

Maersk Oil & Gas

Telenor ASA

Tullow Ghana Limited

Coatue Management

Property Finder

Vanso Nigeria Ltd

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Unifonic

Silvair

Vostok Emerging Finance

European Investment Bank (EIB)

CVC Capital

Millicom International Cellular, S.A.

Exxaro Resources

Global Group of Mozambique Bondholders

M&A: lower mid-market deals, £50m-£500m Tier 3

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP's corporate M&A practice handles work across a broad range of sectors. In particular, the team has been active in the technology and media sectors, in the UK, US and continental Europe; where it collaborates closely with Paris. In addition to working with the firm's US offices the London M&A team,  headed by Shawn Atkinson, also has US qualified lawyers. Recommended lawyers include Jinal Shah, whose corporate M&A and private equity practice spans the energy and infrastructure, technology and financial services sectors. The 'oustanding' Yolanda Yong, a senior associate in the team, advises on predominantly cross-border transactions, with a strong focus on energy and infrastructure matters. There has been some movement in the team, with a couple of departures offset by recent arrivals such as  Daniel Wayte  and James Connor, from Milbank and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP respectively, who have experience in M&A for client including buyout houses.

Testimonials

The team offers exceptional insight into mid-market deals and have consistently delivered high-quality advice cost-efficiently

First in class legal team with very experienced lawyers

‘Deep experience in the European venture ecosystem with very high quality staff.’

Shawn is very affable, friendly and steely.  I’m glad he is in our corner and is everything I’d look for in a partner for this type of work

Jinal Shah is a great corporate lawyer, who provides high standards of work and good availability

Yolanda Yong defines what it is to be an outstanding M&A corporate & commercial lawyer. Her understanding, availability and quality is top notch and I haven’t found anyone else with this level of professionalism and knowledge.’

Key clients

Barking Dog Ventures

Bioenergy Infrastructure Limited

BlackRock

Bluefield Partners

Canal+ Group

CDC Group plc

CVC Capital

DogBuddy

HQ Mobile Limited

Infracapital

NextEnergy Capital

Qingdao Haier

Stratto

Tails.com

TerVia Invest Verwaltungs GmbH

Vitruvian Partners

Oil and gas Tier 3

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP's London-based energy and infrastructure team has recently made several significant hires, including private equity specialist Paul Doris from Watson Farley & Williams LLP and international arbitration expert Mark Beeley from Vinson & Elkins RLLP; practice head James Atkin also joined the firm's Tokyo office in 2018 before relocating to London in 2019. The firm has also added some notable new clients, such as ExxonMobil and BW Offshore, to its already diverse roster. Other key contacts in the team are of counsel Joanna Kay, who specialises in international transactions, and senior associate Rebecca DownesMatthew Williams departed to Fieldfisher and Peter Roberts retired from the profession.

Testimonials

‘Orrick offers excellent service and has never failed to provide good work even on very tight timescales.’

‘Joanna Kay is a very experienced lawyer who provides a good commercial sounding board and is able to grasp complex ideas and translate them into well-drafted agreements. Rebecca Downes is an extremely thorough and diligent lawyer who leaves no stone unturned in her consideration of legal drafting.’

‘Rebecca Downes has extensive knowledge in the oil and gas industry and is a valuable asset in assisting in-house counsel with navigating through the complexities of manufacturing and selling equipment.’

Key clients

Axpo Trading AG

Azito Energie S.A.

BW Offshore

DNO ASA

EP UK Investments Limited

ExxonMobil

InfraCapital

Next Decade LNG

OKEA Holdings Limited

Petroineos/PetroChina

RAK Gas LLC

Seacrest Capital Group Ltd

Storengy

Tullow Ghana Limited )

Vedanta Ltd

Power (including electricity, nuclear and renewables) Tier 3

The 'incredibly committed' energy group at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP, which is led by John Deacon, was recently strengthened by the arrival of arbitration expert Mark Beeley from Vinson & Elkins RLLP and well-regarded Herbert Smith Freehills LLP lawyer Hannah Roscoe, who joined as a partner. Managing associate Matthew Stott is also recommended. In recent highlights, the group advised on the £150m Drakelow energy-from-waste facility development, and represented NextEnergy Solar Fund on its £125m acquisition of over 110MW of solar power projects in the UK. Anthony Riley left to join Winston & Strawn LLP and Peter Roberts retired from the profession.

Testimonials

‘The team at Orrick has excellent knowledge of the market and lots of experience within the renewable space.’

‘The team is incredibly committed and goes the extra mile to get deals done. It is excellent at driving a process and seeing it through to completion efficiently and effectively.’

‘Yolanda Yong deserves a special mention as she’s an extremely talented and prepared professional. The quality of her counsel is top-notch!’

Key clients

Azito Energie S.A.

BlackRock Renewable Power Group

Bluefield Solar Income Fund (Bluefield)

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Capital Dynamics

BW Offshore

Next Decade LNG

NextEnergy Solar Fund

EP UK Investments Limited

Axpo Trading AG

InfraCapital

EnergieKontor

ENGIE Global Markets

IPM Energy Trading Limited

Future Earth Energy

Hudson Clean Energy Partners

Canadian Solar

Data protection, privacy and cybersecurity Tier 4

The practice at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP stands out for its technology sector focus and high-profile technology clients; key clients include Microsoft, Fujifilm and Go Pro. The group also has a track record in high-profile investigations including advising on privacy investigations by the ICO, the UK Federal Trade Commission and the French CNIL. Keily Blair and James Lloyd joined as partners from PwC LLP in early 2020 to launch a cyber and data privacy litigation & regulatory enforcement practice in London; managing associate Colin Hinds also has experience in online profiling issues, cookies and marketing work, and international data transfers.

Testimonials

The Orrick team has a deep knowledge, depth of experience and practical solutions to address all the intertwined factors that need to be considered in cybersecurity and privacy solutions.

The Orrick team not only offers top-notch legal expertise, it also brings a practical business perspective to the table. In addition, its network of third-party service providers is an invaluable asset to help navigate a variety of issues.

The group is very responsive, diligent and knowledgeable. It thinks outside the box and provides sound and business-friendly advice.

Key clients

Microsoft Corporation

W.W. Grainger Inc.

Carnival Corporation & PLC

FujiFilm

Zoosk, Inc.

NVIDIA Corporation

Superawesome Limited

iRobot

Go Pro

Derivatives (including commodities) Tier 4

The energy sector is a core focus for Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP, which is adept in energy-related commodities and derivatives work, and also has a presence in the metals trading market. Practice head Edward Humphries is not only an expert in trading, structured trading, financing, regulation and M&A in the energy sector, but is also active in other commodities markets. He is the relationship partner for some of the firm's key energy clients including ENGIE Global Markets, JPMorgan, Mercuria and Trailstone UK Limited. James Atkin, who works in both London and Tokyo, recently joined from Vinson & Elkins RLLP to help expand the firm's oil and gas and commodities presence in Asia, with a focus on Japanese trading houses. Managing associate Matthew Stott also plays a central role in the London practice.

Testimonials

“Our experience has been good, without exception. A strengths is its network, so that the right partners for a particular task are contacted quickly.”

“We have had nothing but courteous, knowledgeable and fair dealings with the firm.”

“Edward Humphries has gone the extra mile for us on a number of deals and has been a pleasure to work with.”

Key clients

Axpo Trading AG

Castleton Commodities Inc.

SOCAR Trading SA

ENGIE Global Markets

JP Morgan

BB Energy

Trailstone UK Limited

Microsoft

Petroineos Trading

Litasco

IPM Energy Trading Limited

EnergieKontor

Mitsui Bussan Commodities Ltd

Mercuria

International arbitration Tier 4

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP 'knows what clients want and works hard to deliver'. The practice has experience across ad hoc and institutional arbitration proceedings in multiple languages and under a variety of arbitral rules and governing laws, and is particularly focused on the energy, infrastructure, finance and technology sectors. Mark Beeley is an energy disputes specialist and Maria Frangeskides is noted for commercial fraud and energy-related disputes. James Hargrove is also a key contact, along with senior associates Amanda Voss, Sarah Stockley and Marcus Holmstroem.

Commercial property: development Tier 5

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP’s development expertise encompasses mixed use sites, energy projects and mixed tenure private and affordable residential schemes. The practice is particularly active in the shopping centre space, handling not only developments but corporate occupier work such as leasing, construction and strategic asset management for industry clients. Other areas of expertise include the technology, industrial and logistics and hotels and healthcare sectors, as well as retail where the team delivers transaction, acquisition and finance, commercial leasing, strategic management and regulatory advice.

Testimonials

‘Reliable and experienced team offering first class expert knowledge in all areas of retail property’.

‘Very responsive, quick, good commercial advice. Resourcing is managed carefully across our portfolio. Everybody is accessible.’

‘The members of the practice go beyond providing legal advice; they become members of the project team working towards creative solutions and achieving the most beneficial outcome. The legal advice is excellent, accurate, reliable and robust – it is the authority with which it is delivered in commercial negotiations which makes the practice unique.’

Key clients

Bioenergy Infrastructure Group

BlackRock Renewable UK Income Fund

Bluefield Solar Income Fund

CAB International

Chobham Farm North LLP

intu Properties Group

NextEnergy Solar Fund

NVIDIA Technology UK

Notting Hill Housing Group/ Notting Hill Genesis

Project Light Development

Rubicon West plc

TLD Kidbrooke LLP

EU and competition Tier 5

Douglas Lahnborg heads the department at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP, which provides merger control and compliance advice to a well-balanced client roster of longstanding and newly-won clients. Another strength of the team lies in its ability to handle complex cross-border work. Of recent note in the multi-jurisdictional merger control space, a team led by Lahnborg handled the merger control and competition aspects of client Haier’s €475m acquisition of Candy.

Key clients

Crane Co.

Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA)

Intu Properties

eBay

PayPal

Sony

Haier

AXA Investment Managers

Wrike

Fintech Tier 5

With clients ranging from payment service providers and crypto asset exchanges, to traditional financial institutions and asset managers, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP's fintech group stands out for its advice across all aspects of early, mid and late stage financing rounds, security token offerings and initial coin offerings, including the inherent regulatory issues at stake. Jacqui Hatfield acts for a diverse set of clients including challenger banks, robo advisers, wealth management platforms and p2p platforms, and has particular experience in the areas of crypto assets, smart contracts and STOs.

Testimonials

“The team have a deep understanding of how fintech organisations operate; the challenges and risks that they need to overcome and on occasion, the personal dynamics that underlie small, high growth companies.”

Key clients

Microsoft

Kinnevik

Vitruvian Partners LLP

Sweatco Ltd.

Elliptic Enterprises Limited

MoneyFarm

OakNorth Bank

Vostok Emerging Finance

True Potential Wealth Management LLP

Finverity Ltd

Propcoin

The Reserve

Moneybox

Revolut

Social housing: local authorities and registered providers Tier 5

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP - which had acted for Notting Hill Housing Group (NHHG) for over 35 years prior to its merger with Genesis Housing Association in 2018 - has been retained to advise the amalgamated entity (which is now known as Notting Hill Genesis).

Key clients

Armada 1 South Development LLP

Chobham Farm North LLP

Gallions 2A Development LLP

Gallions 2B Development LLP

Hastoe Housing Association

Project Light Development 1 Limited

Project Light Development 2 Limited

Notting Hill Genesis

TLD Kidbrooke LLP

Commercial litigation Tier 6

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP 'provides excellent legal knowledge and analysis, coupled with a sensible, common-sense approach'. The team handles complex, cross-border disputes as well as significant domestic litigation, and it is particularly active in the firm’s core practice areas of finance, energy and technology. Simon Willis' work often involves financial and professional services institutions, contentious regulatory work and professional negligence; and Maria Frangeskides' practice includes international trade, energy, commercial fraud, finance, and shareholder and joint venture disputes. Amanda VossAdam Rizzo and Wayne Hofer are notable senior associates. Matthew Lawson retired from the practice.

Testimonials

Simon Willis is very clever and gives straightforward, clear advice to clients‘.

Adam Rizzo is an efficient and highly personable senior associate, who is excellent at running cases on a day-to-day basis‘.

Key clients

KPMG

Ernst & Young

CDR Creances

Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile

Langston Corporation

Andrew Wright

Employment: employers Tier 6

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP's London team handles both contentious and non-contentious employment matters, and has extensive experience in cross-border mandates. Clients include major corporations, especially from the technology, energy and financial services sectors. Practice head Nicola Whiteley has particular expertise in complex and executive-level disputes and restructuring matters, while newly promoted partner Mandy Perry specialises in employment litigation and has been active in sexual harassment and whistleblowing cases. The team also advises on matters relating to trade secrets, post-termination restrictions, and complex TUPE issues arising from cross-border M&A and outsourcing programmes.

Testimonials

A highly responsive and vastly experienced employment team.

Nicola Whiteley has a huge amount of practical experience managing employment disputes. Having a feel for the way employment tribunals will approach issues is crucial when aiming for successful outcomes and Nicola’s instincts on numerous tricky issues have been proven right time and again.

Key clients

Rattay Group

Dogbuddy

Verisign

Atomico

Heritage of London Trust

Financial services: non-contentious/regulatory Tier 6

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP is known for advising on the niche area of fintech regulation, including the regulation of crowd funding platforms, payment firms, wealth management platforms, blockchain applications and crypto assets. Financial innovation and fintech specialist Jacqui Hatfield leads a practice that also has expertise in the area of transatlantic payments law. In a recent highlight, the firm advised Revolut on a financing round.

Key clients

Bank of Kuwait

Sberbank

Vitruvian Partners LLP

Revolut

Microsoft Corporation

MFM Investments Ltd

Property Partner

Propcoin

OakNorth Bank

The Reserve

Moneybox

Zipper

Ehabitation Ltd

Finverity Ltd

True Potential Wealth Management LLP

BTON Financial Limited

Corporate restructuring & insolvency Tier 8

Led by the 'commercial and creative'Stephen PhillipsOrrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP's two-partner team 'has a deep understanding of cross-border matters' and frequently works alongside colleagues from the US on complex matters involving debt from throughout the capital structure including bank and bond products. The team has handled some impressively high-profile mandates of late within the energy sector, including its work for offshore drilling contractor Ocean Rig in its comprehensive $3.7bn financial restructuring.

Testimonials

The knowledgeable and responsive team provided excellent business guidance in addition to legal advice and walked us through the ins and outs of the local law nuances in an easy to understand manner.

The team is able to drive an outcome that reaches the desired commercial result.

The very approachable Stephen Phillips provides clear insight into complex issues and is very methodical with his work to ensure all outcomes are assessed.

Key clients

Adbrain

Duff & Phelps

GLAS Trust Corporation

Ocean Rig UDW Inc

Seadrill Partners

The firm: Founded in San Francisco 150 years ago, Orrick is a leading global law firm with a particular focus on serving companies in the technology & innovation, energy & infrastructure and finance sectors. The firm is recognised worldwide for delivering the highest quality, commercially oriented legal advice.

Orrick in London is an established and highly regarded presence in one of the world’s leading financial centres. Clients include leading banks and other financial institutions, private equity funds, FTSE 100 and energy & infrastructure companies, professional services, real estate and venture-backed technology companies. The firm’s integrated team of transactional, regulatory and litigation lawyers, qualified in English and US law, is experienced in meeting the evolving needs of clients. It offers expertise in banking and corporate finance, venture capital, cross-border M&A, IPOs and other corporate fundraising, joint ventures and strategic alliances, competition, employment, real estate, restructuring, private equity, tax, cybersecurity and data privacy, litigation, investigations and international arbitration.

Much of the firm’s work in London involves cross-border transactions, disputes and projects that span Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Americas. The London office has extensive experience in emerging markets – particularly in Eastern Europe and Africa. With a ‘one-firm’ culture, Orrick’s lawyers collaborate as part of unified teams to meet the global needs of our clients.

Types of work undertaken: Technology & Innovation: Orrick provides advice on tactical approaches to companies and investors, from incubation to strategic exit and future growth opportunities. Leveraging our global resources, as well as deep-rooted relationships in Silicon Valley, we provide critical insight into this rapidly evolving and increasingly competitive marketplace. Orrick represents leading venture capital and private equity firms and successfully advises on M&A exits and IPOs. The team represents technology companies in complex merger control investigations before the European Commission and advises on issues at the nexus of antitrust and intellectual property. Our dominant presence in London and Silicon Valley as well as other leading technology markets such as Los Angeles, New York, Paris, San Francisco and the Far East, sets us apart from our peer firms.

Energy & infrastructure: The energy team brings broad experience in M&A, trading, project development, financing and cross-border projects. Its experience covers every fuel source and technology across oil and gas, power and renewable energy, and it acts for all market segments including independent power producers, governments, sponsors, trading houses, private equity funds, emerging companies, investors, utilities, developers, lenders and underwriters. In oil and gas, Orrick acts on upstream, midstream and downstream trading projects, working for companies, lenders and governments.  Our team has experience advising on large scale, long term infrastructure projects, offering innovative financing and tailored-made contractual structures across the Europe, Africa and the US.  We specialise in innovative, market-leading projects globally, covering airports, roads and bridges, ports, stadia, telecoms, water and waste and rail-related transactions as well as infrastructure relating to both energy and mining projects. We advise on all of the development specialties for energy and infrastructure projects, including major project agreements, such as PPAs (including energy hedges), interconnection agreements, O&M agreements, EPC and BOP contracts, equipment supply agreements and other key project documents and contracts.

Finance: The London finance team represents leading credit providers and borrowers (including private equity sponsors) in a wide range of UK, international and cross-border transactions, including leveraged and acquisition financings, greenfield and brownfield real estate and project financings, and high-yield and structured financings. It has an active practice representing alternative credit providers, and advises private credit and direct lending providers, investment funds, hedge funds, real estate investors and other alternative lenders on acquisition financings, single-asset project and real estate financings, asset-based loans, mezzanine financings, unitranche facilities and venture capital loans.

Offices: Austin, Beijing, Boston, Brussels, Düsseldorf, Geneva, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Milan, Munich, New York, Orange County, Paris, Portland, Rome, Sacramento, San Francisco, Santa Monica, Seattle, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, Taipei, Tokyo, Washington, D.C. and Wheeling, W.V.

Department Name Email Telephone
Office Leader Simon Willis swillis@orrick.com +44 20 7862 4682
Photo Name Position Profile
 James Atkin  photo James Atkin
Mr Shawn Atkinson  photo Mr Shawn Atkinson
Mr Mark Beeley  photo Mr Mark Beeley
Ms Sara Branch  photo Ms Sara Branch
Mr John Deacon  photo Mr John Deacon
Mr Andrew Denye  photo Mr Andrew Denye
Ms Rebecca Downes  photo Ms Rebecca Downes
Ms Maria Frangeskides  photo Ms Maria Frangeskides
Mr Chris Grew  photo Mr Chris Grew
Ms Jacqui Hatfield  photo Ms Jacqui Hatfield
Ms Saira Henry  photo Ms Saira Henry
Mr Edward Humphries  photo Mr Edward Humphries
Mr Alexander Janes  photo Mr Alexander Janes
Ms Joanna Kay  photo Ms Joanna Kay
Mr Douglas Lahnborg  photo Mr Douglas Lahnborg
Mr Scott Morrison  photo Mr Scott Morrison
Ms Anne O’Neill  photo Ms Anne O’Neill
Ms Mandy Perry  photo Ms Mandy Perry
Mr Stephen Phillips  photo Mr Stephen Phillips
Mr Jonathan Preece  photo Mr Jonathan Preece
Mr Matthew Rose  photo Mr Matthew Rose
Ms Nell Scott  photo Ms Nell Scott
Mr Jinal Shah  photo Mr Jinal Shah
Mr Ylan Steiner  photo Mr Ylan Steiner
Mr Kolvin Stone  photo Mr Kolvin Stone
Ms Fiona Stone  photo Ms Fiona Stone
Ms Amanda Voss  photo Ms Amanda Voss
Ms Nicola Whiteley  photo Ms Nicola Whiteley
Mr Simon Willis  photo Mr Simon Willis
Number of UK partners : 31
Number of other UK fee-earners : 76

The Lex 100 Verdict

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe offers 'high-quality work within a small trainee intake'. The firm's 'transactional focus' as well as 'the six-seat system' attracted new recruits. In addition, one paralegal was motivated to apply after experiencing how 'friendly and non-hierarchical' Orrick was, particularly admiring the 'openness'. Some feel that 'the hours are not as bad as some other US and Magic Circle firms' but that, due to the firm's size, 'training is less frequent'. Despite this, recruits say that they have a good work/life balance and there is a 'decent amount of responsibility and the opportunity to tackle more difficult work'. Moreover, one respondent complimented the small cohort: 'the size of the office in London means you get to know most people at the firm' whilst benefitting from 'still feeling part of a much larger international firm'. Applicants were also impressed by Orrick's 'leading position in the tech industry' and welcomed the many pro bono opportunities which are 'held in high esteem', with projects including 'assisting Mencap or Department for Work and Pensions appeals'. Less welcoming was 'the lack of budget for social events' and 'the allocation of seats is a little opaque'. 'Working very late hours' and 'proof reading due diligence reports into the early hours' were difficult for newbies, but the hard work certainly pays off; 'getting to go to Barcelona for two days in order to assist a senior associate closing a corporate deal' was a memorable highlight for one trainee. If you want to get stuck into working on deals in interesting sectors straight away, consider Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe.