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 14 quarters. The Recorder named us “Emerging Companies Corporate Department of the Year” in 2016, and we recently won “Service Provider of the Year” at London’s Investor AllStars awards.

Our clients include more than 1,600 growth companies worldwide, eight of the ten largest Bay Area companies by market cap, and 100 VC firms. Our Silicon Valley/San Francisco teams closed more than 195 financings last year, while our London team completed more than 100 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 in 2016, 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.

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