Christopher Perry

Managing Associate

London

Chris advises on a wide variety of corporate law issues affecting early to late-stage technology and life sciences companies and those who invest in them. He is recognised as a “Recommended Individual” for Venture Capital in the Legal 500 UK 2023.

With a significant investor-side practice, Chris has extensive experience advising market leading investors including Kinnevik, VNV, VEF, Amadeus, Coatue, Paypal, Updata, Lightrock, Sony Innovation Fund and Salesforce Ventures with a focus on UK, pan-European and US centred transactions along with a growing practice in emerging markets.

Chris has represented a wide variety of companies at all stages of the growth lifecycle, ranging from early-stage startups to unicorn companies. Chris has a particular focus on intellectual property rich sectors including life sciences, fintech, SaaS and artificial intelligence.

Chris regularly works on complex cross-border transactions (based upon both BVCA and NVCA style documents) and is familiar with a wide variety of transaction structures including tranched financings and ratchets. In addition to equity financing rounds, Chris advises clients on other corporate transactions including bridge financings, secondary transactions, venture debt, cross-border flip transactions and group reorganisations.

As part of a market leading team, Chris works with his colleagues to provide the full breadth of legal services to technology and life science companies including commercial and customer agreements, intellectual property and employment arrangements.

Prior to joining Orrick, Chris trained and worked at a major international law firm where he advised on several large M&A transactions as well as a number of private equity and venture capital investments.

    Private Equity / M&A:
    • Acted for Sonantic in relation to the sale of the company to Spotify.
    • Acted for Coatue and DST in relation to the sale of their portfolio company Gorillas to Getir.
    • Acted for Appsumer on its acquisition by InMobi.
    Life Sciences / MedTech:
    • Acted for Vostok New Ventures (VNV) and Kinnevik on their investments in the $500 million Series C round of financing in Babylon Health, the largest-ever digital health raise in Europe.
    • Acted for Vostok New Ventures on its investment in the $100 million Convertible Note financing of Babylon Health.
    • Acted for Delin Ventures on its investments in the $9.4 million Series Seed and $30 million Series A financings of Ori Biotech.
    • Acted for Spill App on its £2 million Series Seed extension financing.
    Fintech:
    • Acted for Coatue Management on its investment in the $1 billion Series D financing of Checkout.com
    • Acted for Coatue Management on its investment in the $150 million financing of Checkout.com.
    • Acted for PayPal on its investment in the $300 million Series C financing of Neon Payments.
    • Acted for VEF on its investment in the $260 million Series F financing of Creditas.
    • Acted for TransferGo on its $50 million Series C financing round.
    • Acted for Fidel on its $18 million Series A and £25 million Series B financings.
    • Acted for VEF on its investment in the $21.6 million Series B financing of Juspay.
    • Acted for Paypal on its investment in the £18.9 million financing of Modulr.
    • Acted for Imagine Mortgages Limited (d/b/a Generation Home) on its $30.4 million Series A financing.
    • Acted for WealthKernel on its $7 million Series A+ financing round.
    • Acted for 9fin on its £8 million Series A financing round.
    • Acted for VEF on its investments in the $2 million Series Seed and $17 million Series A financings of Abhi.
    • Acted for Beringea on its investment in the $11.6 million Series B financing of Access Systems Inc. (d/b/a Access Pay).
    Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence:
    • Acted for Prowler.io on its $24 million Series B financing round.
    • Acted for Amadeus Capital Partners on its investment in the $4.6 million Series A financing of Immense Simulations.
    • Acted for VNV on its investment in the $1.6 million Series Seed financing of Fika Holdings Pte. Ltd (d/b/a Fika).
    • Acted for Graphcore on its $200 million Series D financing.
    • Acted for Amadeus Capital Partners on its investment in the £1.8 million Series Seed financing of Blockclaim Ltd.
    InsurTech:
    • Acted for ManyPets (formerly Bought By Many) on its £77 million Series C and $350 million Series D financings.
    • Acted for Ticker on its £6.32 million Series A2 financing.
    SaaS:
    • Acted for Salesforce Ventures on its investment in the $100 million Series C financing of Aiven Oy.
    • Acted for Salesforce Ventures on its investment in the €10.2 million financing of Odaseva.
    • Acted for Salesforce Ventures on its investment in the $45 million Series B financing of Genesis Global Technology.
    • Acted for Salesforce Ventures on its investment in the $16 million Series A financing of Privitar.
    • Acted for Updata on its £42 million investment in the Series A financing of LandTech.
    • Acted for Salesforce Ventures on its investment in the $7 million Series A Financing of Minit.
    • Acted for Scoro on its £12 million Series B financing.
    • Acted for Zebra Fuel on its £1.5 million Series Seed financing.
    Marketplace:
    • Acted for a leading private equity investment firm on its investment in the €36 million Series B financing of Chrono24.
    • Acted for Beringea on its investment in the $15 million Series D financing of Festicket.
    FoodTech:
    • Acted for Kinnevik on its investments in the $70 million Series C and $130 million Series D financings of HungryPanda.
    • Acted for Kinnevik on its investment in the $155 million Series D financing of Vivino.
    • Acted for VNV on its investment in the $43 million Series B financing of Olio Exchange.
    • Acted for VNV Global on its investment in the £12 million Series A financing of Caprera Ltd (d/b/a Collectiv Food).
    EdTech:
    • Acted for Salesforce Ventures on its investment in the $80 million Series C financing of OpenClassrooms.
    • Acted for Zen Educate on its £5.6 million Series A Financing
    HRTech:
    • Acted for Kinnevik on its investment in the $500 million Series E financing of Jobandtalent.
    • Acted for Salesforce Ventures on its investment in the $16 million Series A Financing of Whitehat.
    • Acted for Cerebrum Tech on its investment in the $1.5 million Series Seed financing of Gigl.
    • Acted for Updata Partners on its $11 million investment in the financing of Benivo Ltd.
    EnergyTech:
    • Acted for Amadeus Capital Partners on its investment in the £2 million Series Seed financing of Xampla.