Total Access Japan Webinar
European VC Landscape

Webinar | January.22.2021 | 6:00pm - 7:30pm (Tokyo Standard Time)

Webinar - Connection details will be presented upon registration.

日本語:ヨーロッパのVCの動向および今後の展望

With a record $40+ billion in investment, a robust unicorn pipeline and enhanced government support, the European tech market has remained incredibly resilient throughout 2020. Based on the report The State of European Tech published by Atomico in partnership with Orrick, Slush and with the support from Silicon Valley Bank, this session will focus on the European VC trends, as well as the upcoming challenges. With Hiroki Sugita as moderator, this webinar will feature Shawn Atkinson, partner in the London office, Benjamin Cichostepski partner in the Paris office, Sven Greulich, partner in the Dusseldorf office, and Attilio Mazzilli, partner in the Milan office, presenting the findings for each country. 

The webinar will follow an open discussion format between our presenters, with opportunities to ask questions.  We encourage you to submit questions ahead of time so our presenters can conduct any necessary research prior to the event. We look forward to meeting with you (virtually)!

To submit your question, please contact Tokyo Marketing.

Date & Time: Friday, January 22 from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Speakers:
Shawn Atkinson, Partner, Orrick London Office
Benjamin Cichostepski, Partner, Orrick Paris Office
Sven Greulich, Partner, Orrick Düsseldorf Office
Attilio Mazzilli, Partner, Orrick Milan Office
Hiroki Sugita, Partner, Orrick Tokyo Office
Language: English (no simultaneous interpretation) *webinar may contain some explanations in Japanese
Registration: RSVP by January 20

* Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP is an accredited MCLE provider in the States of New York and California. This continuing legal education course has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the Continuing Legal Education Board.

CLE Credits Available: Y

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Practice:

  • Technology Sector
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Technology Companies Group
  • Fintech
  • Emerging Markets

Shawn Atkinson Partner Mergers & Acquisitions, Technology Companies Group

London

As Europe's premier tech business advisors, Shawn and his team have overseen several hundred venture financings, private equity buyouts and M&A transactions over the course of the last decade. Leading venture capital and growth funds, private equity, and high-growth tech companies rely upon his unsurpassed industry knowledge as much as his relentless commitment to their business.

In addition to sheer volume of deals, Shawn's incomparable market insight stems from his leadership roles at Orrick, the only global firm focused on technology, and his experience working throughout the UK & Europe, North America and Asia. Shawn leads Orrick's London Corporate practice, its Global Emerging Markets practice and co-leads the Global Fintech team. These complement his practice serving public and private companies in UK multi-jurisdictional and complex corporate transactions, including countless acquisitions and disposals, cross-border mergers, bankruptcy infused asset sales, recapitalisations and reorganisations. He is also a recognised leader in late stage venture transactions and in early stage private equity transactions in Europe and the emerging markets.

Drawing from his particular experience with technology and IP rich businesses, Shawn also advises technology companies from incubation through M&A exits, initial public offerings and other growth opportunities. His participation in the private equity and venture capital sector spans his entire career-with time spent in private practice, in-house and advising investors as well as investor-backed businesses-and affords him a deep knowledge and understanding of the industry and client needs and expectations.

Among the leading investment funds he has represented are ABN Amro Digital Impact Fund, Acton Capital Partners, ABRY Partners, Accel Partners, Apax Partners, Bain Capital, Balderton Capital, Battery Ventures, Beringea, Bessemer Venture Partners, Coatue Management, Columbia Capital, CommerzVentures, Evolvence, FTV Capital, Golden Gate Capital, Greenspring Associates, Headway Capital Partners, Innova Capital, Kinnevik, KPS Capital Partners, Marlin Equity Partners, Mangrove Capital Partners, M/C Partners, Piper Private Equity, Piton Capital, Russia Partners, Salesforce Ventures, Summit Partners, Vostok New Ventures and Vostok Emerging Finance.

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Practice:

  • Technology & Innovation Sector
  • Technology Companies Group
  • Mergers & Acquisitions

Benjamin Cichostepski-Lesage Partner Technology Companies Group, Mergers & Acquisitions

Paris

Benjamin Cichostepski-Lesage leads Orrick’s Technology Companies Group in the Paris office.

For nearly 15 years, Benjamin has been advising high-potential innovative companies as well as Venture and Tech Growth investors on all their corporate private equity and M&A transactions in France and worldwide.

As such, he is involved in every stage of their development, from incubation and fundraising to external growth and industrial or stock market exits.

Benjamin has notably a recognized experience in assisting French companies seeking to establish themselves in the United States. Co-head of Orrick’s French Desk located in the heart of the Bay Area (San Francisco and Silicon Valley), he assists French start-ups throughout their growth overseas as well as a clientele of American investors or buyers.

From his first venture deal at Orrick in 2006, where he represented Lightspeed Venture Partners in Wikio’s Series A, which became Teads, a company that he then accompanied for 11 years until its sale to Altice, Benjamin has led more than 170 Corporate Tech transactions and has been involved in the main exit transactions in recent years, particularly Franco-American ones (Neolane/Adobe, La Fourchette/TripAdvisor, Stupeflix/GoPro, eNovance/Red Hat, Regaind/Apple, Zenly/Snap, Teads/Altice, Getaround/Drivy, Glose/Medium, Sqreen/Datadog). Benjamin has thus contributed to placing Orrick’s Tech practice in the Top 3 most active law firms in France (Capital Finance’s ranking of “the most active law firms in French venture capital" in 2019 and 2020 – Capital Finance is the weekly business newsletter of Les Echos, the French equivalent of FT and WSJ).

Recognized each year as one of the best lawyers in the market in Venture and Tech Growth, Benjamin is ranked as the most active tech lawyer in France in 2019 by transaction volume in CFNews’ ranking (February 2020 – CFNews is the French equivalent of PitchBook and focuses on private equity data). He is also ranked by Chambers Europe in the Private Equity category in 2020.

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Practice:

  • Technology & Innovation Sector
  • M&A und Private Equity
  • Technology Companies Group

Dr. Sven Greulich, LL.M. (Cantuar), EMBA Partner M&A und Private Equity, Technology Companies Group

Düsseldorf

Dr. Sven Greulich, Partner im Düsseldorfer Büro von Orrick, ist spezialisiert auf komplexe, internationale Technologietransaktionen, M&A-Projekte sowie Private Equity und Venture Capital Investitionen. 

Sven Greulich berät junge Technologieunternehmen und ihre Investoren umfassend durch alle Wachstumsphasen. Gemeinsam mit einem internationalen und interdisziplinären Team begleitet er zudem Multinationals bei ihren Expansionsprojekten, Akquisitionen und Restrukturierungen in Europa und den USA.

Sven hilft seinen Mandanten, schneller und effizienter an ihr Ziel zu gelangen, und bietet ihnen einen zentralen Zugang zu den Ressourcen einer der weltweit führenden Technologiekanzleien und einem internationalen Netzwerk von Unternehmen und Investoren. Sein Ziel ist es, für seine Mandanten Brücken zwischen Deutschland, dem Silicon Valley und anderen internationalen Technologiezentren zu bauen. Sein besonderes Interesse gilt dabei Corporate Venture Capital und Corporate Innovation Projekten.

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Practice:

  • Technology & Innovation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Corporate
  • Blockchain and Virtual Currency

Attilio Mazzilli Partner Technology & Innovation, Mergers & Acquisitions

Mailand

Attilio Mazzilli is a partner in the Milan office, member of the international Technology Companies Group and Head of the Italian Tech Group.

He focuses his practice on advising high growth technology companies and Venture Capital firms in several areas, including corporate and securities law, mergers and acquisitions, and listings. Several standout technology companies and their founders have turned to Attilio, who currently represents the same at all stages of their life-cycle.