Silicon Valley Europe Desk

The Orrick Silicon Valley Europe Desk connects companies, investors and entrepreneurs in Europe with those in Silicon Valley.

We help:

  • European startups and scaleups that want access to the Bay Area capital and M&A markets;

  • European companies and investors that want to establish local Bay Area hubs to be closer to innovation, dealflow and investment opportunities;

  • Bay Area tech companies that want to grow in Europe, or are scouting for European tech M&A opportunities; and

  • Bay Area early-stage companies that want to enter the European market to establish local R&D and innovation teams in Europe.

We are recognized in the market for our work on behalf of venture-backed companies of all sizes, and for investors. We ranked #1 in European venture capital by PitchBook for the last four years in a row. Law360 has recognized us on its Global 20 list, a ranking of the world’s 20 leading international law firms in 2019, and Financial Times has recognized Orrick for three innovations in its 2018 Innovative Lawyers Report Europe.

Our clients include more than 2,700 growth companies worldwide, eight of the ten largest Bay Area companies by market cap, and 400 VC and PE firms. Our Silicon Valley/San Francisco teams closed more than 450 financings last year, while our European teams completed more than 300 venture financings.

The lawyers who support our Silicon Valley Europe Desk clients work from our offices in Europe and the U.S. Our team members are bicultural, bilingual, and thought leaders in their fields of practice.

Orrick’s desk expands connections between European startups and Silicon Valley investors, furthering the firm’s innovative work for startups globally. We were named the #1 Most Innovative Law Firm in North America by Financial Times from 2016-2018 and runner-up in 2019, and were recently recognized by FT as a standout in the Supporting Startups category for “making bridges between Silicon Valley and Germany” at their 2017 Innovative Lawyer awards.