Ylan is a highly regarded strategic advisor, acting across private equity investing and specialising in venture and growth capital transactions for both companies and investors, including a full range of related exits.
Ylan is recognised as a leading practitioner in both Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 UK.
Following an earlier career as a computer software programmer, Ylan has a passion for technology and innovation across numerous sectors.
Ylan’s notable company-side representations include Currencycloud, EVRYTHNG, Griffin Financial, MFS Africa, nPlan, Railsbank, Signal AI and Taster. One CEO client described Ylan as the “most incredible lawyer… [who I have worked with] for years. He's that good and his deal team is good too.”
In addition to his company-side representations, Ylan acts for leading venture capital and private equity firms and other strategic investors, including Vitruvian Partners, Warburg Pincus, Kennet Capital Partners, Kinnevik, Marlin Equity Partners, Seedcamp, and Oxx.
Ylan has been consistently recognised as a leading venture capital advisor in both Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners. Ylan was described by one client in Legal 500 UK 2022 as “an exceptionally knowledgeable counsel – he helped guide me through a number of challenges around our fundraise with ease, speed and clarity.”
A recent career highlight for Ylan was being invited by HM Treasury to advise on the UK Government’s Future Fund in response to calls from the technology industry to support VC backed start-ups throughout the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Ylan serves as a regular speaker at seminars and conferences and a guest lecturer to the Masters Degree in Corporate Law (MCL) at the University of Cambridge, where he is a member of the MCL Practitioners Advisory Board and to the Masters of Law at London School of Economics. Ylan has presented on both the venture and buyout streams of the EVCA (European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association) Institute foundation course for investment professionals and a BVCA Venture Foundation course.
Venture and Growth Capital
M&A and Private Equity
Other Corporate Transactions