Christopher A. Grew

Technology Companies Group

Chris Grew, a partner in the London office, is a member of the Technology Companies Group, which advises high growth technology 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. Legal 500 UK describes Chris as "superb on the company side for clients in the tech space."

Representative Clients


  • Astley Clarke
  • base79
  • Huddle
  • Mendeley
  • 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

Not admitted in United Kingdom.

  • 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
  • Leading individual: Private Equity: Venture Capital Investment, Chambers UK 2016
  • Top Ranked Lawyer in Venture Capital, Legal 500 UK , 2006 - 2015
  • 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 UK, by Business XL magazine
  • Leading Individual in Private Equity: Venture Capital Investment, Chambers UK 2013
  • Recommended individual: Corporate and Commercial - M&A: Mid-Market £50-£250m, Legal 500 UK 2015

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