Orrick Adds M&A and Private Equity Rising Star in Germany


Deutsch: Orrick verstärkt sich mit Zugang von Damien Simonot als Partner im Bereich PE / VC / Tech

  • Damien Simonot joins the firm as a partner focused on advising companies on private equity and venture capital transactions, and public and private mergers & acquisitions.
  • He joins an Orrick team that ranks top 15 for M&A globally by MergerMarket.
  • Damien joins Orrick’s Munich office from Skadden.

“Damien is an up-and-coming private equity, venture capital and M&A talent. His practice and experience are an excellent match for our focus in Germany and globally on serving the tech sector,” said Christoph Brenner, Co-Leader, with Oliver Duys, of Orrick’s German offices.

Damien counsels investors, as well as emerging and high-growth companies on cross-border transactions in the technology sector.

“Joining Orrick presents me with an exceptional opportunity to work alongside a forward thinking team. I’m excited to work with Christoph and the rest of the team in Germany, to contribute to the firm's success and to be part of Orrick’s global team,” said Damien.

Orrick’s global M&A team, based in 21 markets, advised on 300 M&A and private equity deals in 2021.

Damien follows the arrival of Benedikt Migdal who joined the firm’s Technology Transactions practice in Düsseldorf from Hengeler Mueller last year.