Benjamin Cichostepski is an experienced lawyer advising technology and Web companies as well as venture and growth capital investors on corporate transactions for more than 10 years.
Based in Orrick’s Paris office, Benjamin has strong ties with the Silicon Valley, San Francisco, New York and London offices, where he spends several weeks each year as a resident lawyer.
Passionate about entrepreneurship and shaping the success of early ventures, Benjamin leads Orrick’s Technology Companies Group in France. He advises companies and investors at various stages from incubation and equity financings to external growth transactions and exits (M&A, IPO), all with deep French-U.S. cross-border expertise. Representative clients include Zenly, Teads.tv, Algolia, Freddelacompta, BulldozAir, Whyd, Pulpix, Birdly, Menlook, Sequans Communications, Stupeflix, Neolane, LaFourchette, eNovance, Idinvest Partners, Partech Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Iris Capital (Orange Publicis Venture) and XAnge Private Equity.
Orrick’s Technology Companies Group is frequently praised for its high-level expertise, locally and as regards to cross-border operations (“Orrick, the law firm “builder” of Tech Companies”, Capital Finance – Groupe Les Echos, May 4, 2015).