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

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (UK) LLP

Corporate and commercial > Venture capital Tier 1

Spearheaded by the ‘vastly experienced and skilled’ Chris Grew, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (UK) LLP‘s ‘dynamic’ nine-partner team provides ‘commercial and pragmatic‘ advice to an increasingly balanced roster of company and fund clients within the technology sector. Active throughout the investment life cycle, from “idea to exit”, clients not only benefit from advice that is ‘current, accurate and on market’ (gleaned as a result of the huge volume of deals the group handles) but also attracts US investment and is able to undertake exit strategies via the US capital markets by virtue of its Silicon Valley office. Recognised as a ‘real heavyweight’, Shawn Atkinson ‘is not only a brilliant lawyer, but he actually knows the commercials and the market extremely well’, ensuring that he is a popular choice among a mix of investors and high growth technology companies. Recognised by one client as ‘one of a few junior partners in London to have the ability to face-down any US powerhouses,’ consequently Jamie Moore is highly valued by a more investee-focused client base, many of which are utilising disruptive technologies (including fintech). Investor-focused Ylan Steiner is also well regarded at a partner level, while senior associate Stephen Tallon, whose ‘ability to cut through the noise’ and ‘willingness to go the extra mile’ is valued by investors and investees alike. The arrival in May 2022 of Peter Sugden from RPC further bolsters the team.

Practice head(s):

Chris Grew

Other key lawyers:


‘The team is super responsive, commercial, pragmatic and always have the best interests of our business at heart.’

‘Dynamic team with patience to manage a diverse group of investors and board members.’

Orrick provides world-class, obtainable support to the UK start-up ecosystem. They bring absolute confidence to their early-stage tech clients that their advice is current, accurate and on market.’

The reason we use Shawn Atkinson is that he is not only a brilliant lawyer, but he actually knows the commercials and the market extremely well. This gives a huge impact on our negotiation power.’

Shawn Atkinson – a real heavyweight with outstanding knowledge of industries and sectors in this space. Huge fun to work with.’

‘Jamie Moore is patient and supportive and also able to share market data so I know how I compare to other founder’s term sheets.’

Jamie Moore sees the bigger picture, knowing that by investing early in early-stage founders, he is laying the groundwork for a long-term relationship for the future.’

‘Jamie’s client-facing skills are backed by his experience – he is one of a few junior partners in London to have the ability to face-down any US powerhouses.’

Key clients


Butternut Box

Secondmind Limited

Bought By Many (now ManyPets)

BMW I Ventures

PayPal Holdings, Inc.

Temasek Capital Management Pte. Ltd


Vitruvian Partners



Darsana Capital Partners


Vostok Emerging Finance

ABN AMRO Digital Impact Fund

Atomico Management Ltd.

Piper Private Equity

Amadeus Capital Partners

Sprints Capital

EQT Ventures

Goodwater Capital

Coatue Management

Griffin Financial

Vyne Technologies

Signal Media Ltd

Mission Health and Wellness Ltd

Imagine Mortgages (Generation Home)

Immense Simulations Ltd


Bamboo Systems

PolSource Inc.

Oxx Ltd.

powercloud GmbH

Cable Technologies


ETFS Capital

FYGO Technologies

W1tty Global


Mindportal Inc

Work highlights

  • Advised Global Processing Services, a global payment technology platform, in its over $400m fundraising from Advent International and Viking Global Investors.
  • Advised new unicorn Bought By Many (now ManyPets), a digital-first pet insurance provider, on its $350m Series D financing round.
  • Advised Salesforce Ventures on several investments during the research period including its investment in the $650m Series C financing of WeFox.

Projects, energy and natural resources > Power (including electricity, nuclear and renewables) Tier 2

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (UK) LLP ‘has extensive experience within the renewable energy space’ with the team covering the lifecycle of projects including M&A, financing and project development. The practice covers the majority of renewable subsectors such as energy from waste, storage, biomass and solar with particular expertise in wind energy. Practice head Evan Stergoulis is well-versed in advising on the financing, development and acquisition of renewable projects. Simon Alsey and Ravinder Sandhu focus on high-value M&A while Adam Smith handles project finance and development matters.

Practice head(s):

Evan Stergoulis


‘Very good team.’

‘Very balanced approach during negotiations and open for reasonable arguments.’

‘Adam Smith was very responsive and always respectful. Very pleasant to work with.’

‘The team has extensive experience within the renewable energy space – in particular within offshore wind power (M&A/transactions, structuring, O&M/EPC/PPA’s, etc.).’

The team have worked together for many years (previously as part of the WFW practice), are very pleasant and easy to work with and have the global presence needed for our firms investments (global renewable energy infrastructure projects).’

‘Solid industry experts who are all easy and very pleasant to engage with.’

‘The team has deep knowledge about the project finance best practices, market precedents, and local market practices.’

Key clients

Atlantic Green

Atradius (The Netherland’s Export Credit Agency)


BlackRock Renewable Power Group

Bluefield Solar Income Fund (Bluefield)


Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners



Emirates Global Aluminium

Glennmont Partners






Maple Power (JV between Enbridge and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board)



NextEnergy Solar Fund

Nofar Energy


PKA Direct II K/S

RockRose Energy plc




Taiwan Cooperative Bank

Tullow Oil

UK Export Finance

Vedera Partners

Work highlights

  • Advised 20 lenders and hedge providers (including Bank of Taiwan and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation) on the US$1.6 billion project financing of the 298MW Zhong Neng offshore wind farm in Taiwan.
  • Advised Hornsea 1 Limited on the £1.175 billion sale of its transmission assets to Mitsubishi Corporation and Chubu Electric Power.
  • Advised Ørsted Onshore A/S on its acquisition of Brookfield Renewable’s Irish and UK onshore wind business for €571 million.

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

Well regarded for its technical acumen and bench strength, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (UK) LLP  enjoys a strong reputation among its deep stable of tech clients for its proficiency in cross-border transactions. Beyond its tech sector prowess, the practice is also noted for its capabilities in energy, financial services, and healthcare M&A. A host of companies turn to ‘real heavyweightShawn Atkinson for his market-leading expertise in fintech and emerging market deals, with recent highlights including mature disposals and high-value de-SPACs. The other key partners in the team are James Connor, who has recently led on a string of transactions involving fintech companies; Daniel Wayte, who helms a number of strategic transactions for tech entities and market-leading financial institutions alike; and Katie Cotton, whose prolific cross-border activity ranges from transatlantic spin-outs to Middle Eastern acquisitions. Senior associate Katrina Walsingham is recommended for her private equity expertise.

Practice head(s):

Shawn Atkinson


‘Shawn Atkinson is a real heavyweight with outstanding industry and sector knowledge. Huge fun to work with.’

‘Their level of expertise and responsiveness is impressive.’

‘Market leaders: quick, technically very capable, with a strong and broad bench.’



Key clients

ABN AMRO Ventures


Atempo Growth


Busuu Online SL


Dream Games

EQT Growth


Gates Corporation

Goldman Sachs

Invisio AB

Keyless Technologies Ltd


Kistos plc

Kognitiv Corporation

Lilium GmbH


Ørsted Onshore A/S


Property Partner


Swoop, Inc.


VNV Global

Work highlights

  • Advised ABN AMRO Ventures on the $2.1bn sale of European open banking platform Tink to Visa.
  • Advised VNV Global (and Kinnevik) on various billion dollar-plus deals, including Babylon Health’s $4.2bn de-SPAC transaction.
  • Advised Global Processing Services on its acquisition by Advent International and Viking Global Investors.

Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: mid-market Tier 3

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (UK) LLP‘s London litigation team is sought out by HNW individuals, multinationals and nation states for heavyweight disputes across the firm’s core sectors of finance, technology and innovation, and energy and infrastructure. ‘A determined advocate for his client‘, Simon Willis‘ commercial disputes expertise covers financial and professional services institutions, contentious regulatory work, and professional negligence; and in addition to his international practice Mark Beeley acts in cross-border disputes in the English courts. Recent additions to the partnership include Amanda Voss and Adam Rizzo during 2021, and Sarah Stockley in 2022. Marcus Holmstroem is the senior associate to note.

Practice head(s):

Simon Willis


‘Exceptional in-depth understanding and analysis of the client’s case and the associated principles.’

The Orrick team brings an unusually intelligent approach to every instruction.’

‘Orrick’s team is unrivalled in terms of ability and experience.’

‘Simon Willis is a standout partner – highly intelligent, commercially minded, and a determined advocate for his client.’

‘Simon Willis distils the essentials in a very clear and reassuring manner.’

‘Simon Willis – technically excellent, highly pragmatic and incredibly experienced.’

‘Simon Willis is fantastic. He is completely unflappable and always provides excellent advice.’

Amanda Voss is very experienced, and has very strong project management expertise.

Key clients

Ernst & Young


Sunset Financials



Work highlights

  • Representing longstanding client, KPMG, in relation to the insolvency of Carillion, which collapsed in 2018 and entered liquidation with debts of £1.5bn.
  • Acting for aircraft interiors company Optimares in a High Court litigation against Qatar Airways, arising from an agreement to design and manufacture airplane business and economy-class seats.
  • Representing certain EY entities in a claim brought by a former audit partner, alleging that he was constructively dismissed for refusing to adopt an improper position in an audit.

Finance > Derivatives and structured products Tier 4

Risk advisory > Data protection, privacy and cybersecurity Tier 4

TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Fintech Tier 4

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (UK) LLP has expertise in regulatory advice, regulated transactions as well as cryptocurrencies, payments, blockchains and ICO issues. The UK branch works in tandem with its US counterparts, with clients including emerging fintech payment service providers, traditional financial institutions, fintech investors and technology companies developing payment platforms. Jacqui Hatfield jointly leads the practice alongside Chris Grew, with the former focusing on fintech platforms and cutting-edge technologies, including DeFi platforms, in the financial services space. Shawn Atkinson, Jamie Moore and Ylan Steiner are further key team members.

Practice head(s):

Jacqui Hatfield; Chris Grew


‘Excellent experience and knowledge of fundraising, alongside strong credibility with new and existing investors.’

‘Jamie Moore has lots of experience and can be relied upon to know what is “market”.’

Key clients

ABN AMRO Digital Impact Ventures

Automata (AKT.io)

Cathay Capital Private Equity

Chime, Inc

Currency Cloud Group Limited

Fidel Limited

Fintech Collectiv

Foundation Capital

Generation Home

Global 81 Limited

Global Processing Services (UK) Limited

Griffin Financial Technology Limited


Leanpay Ltd

Libertus Capital

Microsoft Corporation


OakNorth Bank Limited

PayPal Holdings, Inc

Quona Capital Management Limited


Scalapay Ltd



Vostok Emerging Finance Ltd.

WealthKernel Limited


Ziglu Ltd

Work highlights

  • Advised Currencycloud, a London-based global platform that enables banks and fintechs to provide innovative foreign exchange solutions for cross-border payments, on its sale to Visa for £700m.
  • Advised ABN AMRO Bank, N.V., an Amsterdam-based Venture Capital company, on its $2.1bn sale of Tink, a Sweden-based developer of an open banking platform intended to offer data-driven financial services, to Visa.
  • Advised Global Processing Services, a global payment technology platform, on its acquisition by Advent International and Viking Global Investors, which will co-control the company.

Corporate and commercial > EU and competition Tier 5

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (UK) LLP is regularly sought out by market-leading tech companies for its merger control expertise in big-ticket transactions. The team is also highly capable in behavioural antitrust cases and investigations governed by various market regulators, including the European Commission and the CMA. The ‘experienced and trustworthy‘ of counsel Matthew Rose is recommended.

Other key lawyers:

Matthew Rose


‘Matthew Rose is experienced and trustworthy, always providing excellent and solid work with high quality. Highly technical lawyer who possesses deep industry knowledge.’

‘High experience, excellent skills, good commercial insight as well as very service minded and efficient. Tasks carried out by a lean team with complementary competences and skills, able to provide good and pragmatic advice in complex matters.’

Key clients



Sonos, Inc.


Crane Co

FIA (Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile)

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners

PayPal Holdings, Inc

Schlumberger Limited




RockRose Energy plc

Busuu Online S.L.

Zynga Inc.



Work highlights

  • Advised Microsoft on the merger control aspects of a number of acquisitions in 2021.
  • Advised Currencycloud on the merger control aspects of its definitive agreement to be acquired by Visa for £700m.
  • Advised Sonos in the European Commission’s Internet of Things sector inquiry and investigation.

Corporate and commercial > Financial services: non-contentious/regulatory Tier 5

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (UK) LLP naturally counts its knowledge of transatlantic payment law as a key distinguisher. The practice is led by Jacqui Hatfield and is bolstered by her expertise in blockchain, crypto and bitcoin regulatory projects. Managing associate Rebecca James is especially active in the fintech space while other streams of work for the team include providing licensing, authorisation and compliance advice to banks and other financial institutions, as well as support to crowd funding, consumer credit and wealth management platforms.

Practice head(s):

Jacqui Hatfield

Other key lawyers:

Marco Boldini; Rebecca James


‘Excellent depth of team experience across a wide range of areas. Provides business focused results, understanding the underlying drivers of business, enabling activities to be conducted in a compliant manner. In interactions with regulators they have been very effective.’

‘The individuals on the team provide a no nonsense response, in a timely manner. Jacqui Hatfield as a lead partner is excellent. Marco Boldini as our European lead partner is always available and helps drive effective overall service.’

Key clients

PNC Bank

Bank of Kuwait


Vitruvian Partners LLP


Microsoft Corporation

MFM Investments Ltd


The Reserve

True Potential

Skew Ltd.

Finverity Ltd

BTON Financial Limited

Wirex Limited

Greenspring Associates

Vostok Emerging Finance

ManyPets (formerly Bought By Many)

The Movie Farm, Ltd

ETC Management Ltd

NerdWallet, Inc.

Argent Labs

Jacobi Asset Management Limited

Automata (AKT.io)

Koia Global Limited

BlockSwap Networks Ltd

Work highlights

  • Advising Pollen, a DeFi 2.0 asset management protocol for tokenised asset pools, in respect of its governance token issuance and crypto asset management platform.
  • Advising Wirex Limited, a borderless payment platform enabling users to buy, store, exchange and spend crypto and fiat currencies using the Wirex App, on all legal matters including UK and US regulatory matters.
  • Providing regulatory advice to Jacobi Asset Management, in relation to its Guernsey listed bitcoin ETF.

Dispute resolution > International arbitration Tier 5

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (UK) LLP‘s ‘team of highly competent and effective litigators‘ is routinely instructed by multinational companies, high-net-worth individuals and nation states, in relation to disputes concerning energy (particularly renewables), infrastructure, finance, technology and innovation. Mark Beeley predominantly focuses on disputes arising out of the energy sector; and London and Geneva-based James Hargrove has longstanding arbitration experience. Elevated to partner in early 2022, Indian and UAE specialist Sarah Stockley acts in energy-related commercial and investment treaty arbitrations.

Other key lawyers:

Mark Beeley; James Hargrove; Sarah Stockley; Lucy Preston; Harriet Gibson; Alexander Witt


‘Orrick has tremendous expertise in energy disputes, and a team of highly competent and effective litigators.’

‘By comparison to other lawyers in the UK, the lawyers at Orrick are very responsive, have a sound understanding of international arbitration law, and undertake their tasks efficiently.’

‘Mark Beeley is an accomplished and clever lawyer, who is highly committed to delivering results for the client.’

‘Mark Beeley is fully approachable, a team player, knowledgeable on Middle East matters, and above all practical. He is always available for any type of question and collaborative in his approach, which is necessary when working with very active in-house counsel.’

‘Mark Beeley is recommended to anyone wishing, not only to engage counsel to manage litigation/arbitration, but also to strategise on the best options for settlement (even if it means cutting short billable hours incurred in arbitration proceedings).’

‘Mark Beeley, Sarah Stockley and managing associate Lucy Preston have a good understanding of international arbitration proceedings; and considering they were working for a client in a different jurisdiction, they ensured that the objectives of the client were met.’

Lucy Preston is incredibly hardworking, conscientious and astute – nothing gets past her. She has a tonne of experience in complex construction disputes and is beyond reliable.

Lucy Preston is a real talent and a genuine pleasure to work with.

Key clients


Gaztransport & Technigaz




Louis Dreyfus Company

BNP Paribas

Khaitan Holding (Mauritius)


Work highlights

  • Obtained anti-suit injunctive relief, damages and indemnity costs on behalf of  Louis Dreyfus (LD), the order mandating that the dispute be decided through arbitration as per the contractual provisions.

Projects, energy and natural resources > Oil and gas Tier 5

Finance > Bank lending: investment grade debt and syndicated loans Tier 6

Led by Sushila Nayak, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (UK) LLP multi-disciplinary team provides creditor and debtor-side financing expertise, including on syndicated transactions, within particular underlying sector areas of strength for the firm as a whole, including energy and tech. In the tech space, some of this is generated as a result of the firm’s market-leading investee-side venture capital offering, including the provision of debt financing for companies as they scale up, as well as in the context of pre-IPO funding.

Practice head(s):

Sushila Nayak

Other key lawyers:

Richard Hanson; Anthony Kay; Scott Morrison; Adam Smith

Key clients

Morgan Stanley

BNP Paribas

Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank

Société Générale

Shawbrook Bank Limited

RoundShield Partners

Gulf Islamic Investments


Global Loan Agency Services Limited

Giano Capital

Kreos Capital

Azito Energie S.A.

Emirates Aluminium Company Limited PJSC

Millicom International Cellular S.A.

Off-Grid Electric


Work highlights

  • Advised a lending syndicate on SDCL Energy Efficiency Income Trust plc’s £145m secured multicurrency revolving credit facility.
  • Advising the lenders and hedge providers on the first majority Taiwanese bank non-recourse financing ($1.6bn) of an offshore wind farm in Taiwan and the most “localised” project financing to date.
  • Advising various lenders and export credit agencies in relation to the Changfang and Xidao (CFXD) offshore wind project – the largest ever renewables financing in Asia Pacific ($3bn).

Employment > Employers Tier 7

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (UK) LLP regularly works alongside its US offices to support multinationals in the tech, energy, infrastructure and financial services on multijurisdictional corporate transactions and restructuring exercises. ‘Tactically astute and superb with clients’ Nicola Whiteley leverages 25 years’ experience in disputes, TUPE, personnel moves and regulatory issues.

Practice head(s):

Nicola Whiteley


‘Strong technical expertise in employment law – pragmatic, commercial, attentive to clients’ needs.’

‘Nicola Whiteley is highly experienced and knowledgeable, responsive, pragmatic and commercial. Will give strong direction when needed; but can be flexible. Highly recommend.’

‘Nicola Whiteley is superb.’

‘The team is very focused on US UK employer issues. Lots of litigation experience’

‘Although a small team it is highly specialised and expert in dealing with complex and high value litigation as well as non contentious work across a range of industries.’

‘Its clients are in the main high profile global companies.’

‘Nicola Whiteley is the stand out member of the team and well regarded in the employment field. She is an excellent technical lawyer, tactically astute and superb with clients.’

Key clients



Warburg Pincus

Trident Energy

ADM Investor Services International



Sabre Corporation

Cisco International

Ørsted Onshore A/S

Workday Inc.

Aptean, Inc.

Kognitiv Corporation

Lilium GmbH


Cambridge Glycoscience

One Media IP Group plc

Hudson RPO Limited

Metal NRG

Pitney Bowes

Greycroft Capital

Datto, Inc.

Busuu Online S.L.

Work highlights

  • Advising Kognitiv Corporation on employment law aspects of the sale of its Intelligent Shopper Solutions (ISS) business to IRI.
  • Advising Shopify on employment law aspects of its acquihire via asset purchase agreement of UK-based Patchstack (t/a Eporta).
  • Advised Workday Inc. on the employment considerations in relation to the UK workforce following the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of various companies specialising in HR software and platforms, including Peakon and VNDLY Inc.

Corporate and commercial > Equity capital markets – mid-large cap

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (UK) LLP is increasingly active across the spectrum of ECM matters, notably IPOs, secondary offering, SPACs and de-SPACs. Led by Ed Lukins, the team is particularly strong in the energy, infrastructure, technology and life sciences sectors.

Employment > Employee share schemes

In January 2022, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (UK) LLP strengthened its offering for venture capital clients and high-growth companies seeking advice on employee share schemes with the arrival of former Taylor Wessing LLP practitioner Anna Humphrey, who brings extensive expertise in the full range of employee incentive matters, with an emphasis on the tech and life sciences sectors.

Switzerland > Dispute resolution: arbitration

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP acts for high-profile companies and institutions in complex arbitrations, with particular strength in international matters due to the firm’s offices worldwide. Charles Adams, former US ambassador extraordinary to Finland, leads the Geneva team, and is global co-head of the firm’s international arbitration practice group. Vanessa Liborio covers matters related to infrastructure projects, joint venture agreements, and manufacturing issues, while James Hargrove specialises in banking and financial services, real estate, and construction mandates. Rena Scott and senior associate Ali Al Khasawneh are also key.

Practice head(s):


‘Charles Adams and Vanessa Liborio. Two excellent arbitration practitioners.’

‘Excellent firm with outstanding team in Geneva. Very experienced partners.’

‘Orrick’s Geneva international arbitration team is spectacular in many respects. The lawyers in the team are very client oriented, responsive, dedicated and extremely competent.’

‘Charles Adams, Rena Scott and Vanessa Liborio are excellent lawyers. They have very impressive arbitration skills. They always deliver very high-quality legal services, are very responsive, always think about the best strategy for the client.’

‘James Hargrove is an incredible lawyer, very quick thinking and solution focused, very easy to get in touch with, always available for clients. It is very easy and nice to work with him.’

‘Vanessa Liborio: very strong lawyer with a good balance between technical and soft skills. Rena Scott: strong advocate with magnificent drafting skills. Ali Al-Khasawneh: upcoming arbitration star.’

‘James Hargrove – commercial approach, practical, able to explain the matters in layman language, substance knowledge, good approachability, good availability.’

‘Extremely fast responses, with highly qualified team members, which are directly approachable. Orrick understands how to make use of their vast in-house network of experienced lawyers so that clients get tailor-made support.’

Key clients

Louis Dreyfus Company

King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD)

Litasco (a subsidiary of Lukoil)

Grupo TSK

Tecnicas Reunidas

EspeRare Foundation

Hobart Group

Work highlights

  • Obtained time-sensitive, anti-suit injunctive relief, damages and indemnity costs on behalf of longstanding client Louis Dreyfus, thus blocking the International Bank of St. Petersburg (IBSP) from bringing a lawsuit against the client in St. Petersburg and obliging the pursuit of international arbitration.

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 and innovation, energy and 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 and 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 and 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 and 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.

Office Leader Mark Beeleymbeeley@orrick.com+44 20 7862 4622
Number of UK partners : 31
Number of other UK fee-earners : 76