Orrick Continues Growth of London Tech Team


  • Peter Sugden joins the firm as a partner focused on advising companies and investors in the tech sector in venture capital, M&A, private equity and cross border transactions.
  • He joins an Orrick team that has ranked No. 1 for venture capital in Europe for six consecutive years (Pitchbook).
  • Pete is the 3rd tech-focused hire in London this year -- following the arrivals of data privacy advisor Kelly Hagedorn and Anna Humphrey, who counsels high growth companies on employee incentives and executive compensation matters.
  • He is the 27th lateral addition to the firm's global tech practice since 2021.

“Pete is a rising star of exceptional quality. We are delighted to have him join our team as we continue to build out holistic solutions to support companies and investors in the European tech ecosystem,” said Shawn Atkinson, co-leader of Orrick’s Technology Companies Group.

Pete also advises tech companies with addressing environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. Prior to Orrick, Pete was a partner with Reynolds Porter Chamberlain and an associate at Slaughter and May.

“I’m thrilled to join Orrick. The firm has the premier global tech platform, and I’m deeply impressed by its collaborative and innovative approach to client service,” added Pete.

Orrick advised on nearly 500 European VC deals in 2021, more than 2.5x the number of deals than any other law firm, and helped raise more than $20 billion across Europe, representing a market share of approximately 20% of the total capital raised in the region.