Christopher A. Grew

Partner
Technology Companies Group

Chris Grew, a partner in the London office, is a member of the Emerging Companies Group, which advises emerging companies and venture capital firms.  Chris joined Orrick in 2008.

Before joining Orrick, he was a co-founder of the London office of Heller Ehrman and a member of the Venture Law Group at that firm.  Prior to that, he was a partner at WilmerHale in London and a partner at Brobeck Hale and Dorr, the joint venture between Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison and Hale and Dorr.  Mr. Grew originally qualified in England as a barrister.

Mr. Grew advises technology companies in venture capital transactions, public offerings and cross-border mergers and acquisitions. He regularly advises high technology (particularly Internet and computer software and hardware) companies with respect to their international business operations and transactions, as well as investment banks, venture capital firms and other financial intermediaries that serve technology companies.

Mr. Grew is also an active participant in Seedcamp, both as a mentor and a judge, and represents many of the Seedcamp winning companies.

Representative Clients

Companies

  • Astley Clarke
  • base79
  • Huddle
  • Mendeley
  • Ostrovok.ru
  • QuBit Digital
  • Skimlinks
  • XMOS
  • Zemanta

Venture Capital Funds

  • Acacia Capital Partners
  • Accel Partners
  • Atomico
  • Bessemer Venture Partners 
  • Frontier Ventures
Christopher Grew
Admitted In
  • Registered Foreign Lawyer in England and Wales
Twitter

Not admitted in United Kingdom.

Education
  • M.A., Cambridge University, 1988
  • Barristers' Vocational Course, Inns of Court School of Law, 1987
  • B.A., Cambridge University, 1986
  • B.A., University of Michigan, 1984
Honors
  • Top Ranked Lawyer in Venture Capital, Legal 500, U.K. Edition, 2006 - present
  • Selected as "Legal Expert" in Private Equity by Legal Business magazine, 2001-present
  • One of the "Digital Dozen" - the top 12 individual lawyers in E-Commerce - by The Insider's Guide to Legal Services in Digital Media and E-Commerce
  • Selected as one of "The Power Top 50," the 50 most influential venture capitalists and advisors in the U.K., by Business XL magazine
  • Leading Individual in Private Equity: Venture Capital Investment, Chambers UK 2013

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