Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Opens London Office

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati opened its London office in August 2018, extending the firm’s practice into one of the world’s top technology markets. The firm’s official legal name in London is Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (UK), LLP and its location at 41 Old Street is in the heart of the city’s technology community.

The London office is led by Daniel Glazer, a WSGR partner who heads the firm’s U.S. expansion practice, and who has represented UK-based companies as US counsel for nearly 20 years.

WSGR supports U.K.-based start-ups and scale-ups through all stages of their life cycle in the U.S.—from U.S. launch, expansion, and fundraising to U.S. partnerships, M&As, and IPOs. WSGR also connects U.K.-based companies and investors to its transatlantic network of capital providers, corporates, and advisors—leveraging the firm’s experience in adding value to emerging companies and fostering the growth of tech ecosystems. WSGR also regularly represents U.S. investors seeking to deploy capital in U.K. and other European-based technology and life sciences companies.

WSGR opened its London office at a time when investment in London technology companies has reached record levels. According to data compiled for London & Partners by PitchBook, venture capital investment into London’s technology sector totaled more than $3.3 billion in 2017, nearly twice the 2016 total and up from roughly $100 million in 2010.