Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Opens London Office
- Firm to Provide Expansive US Access and Support for UK Companies and Investors -
- WSGR has represented more technology companies in venture financings, IPOs, and M&A deals than any other US law firm -
Alicia Towler White
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
PALO ALTO, CA (August 1, 2018) – Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, the premier provider of legal services to technology, life sciences, and growth enterprises worldwide, announced today that the firm has opened its London office, from which the firm plans to provide US access and support to UK-based technology and life sciences companies, as it extends the firm’s practice into one of the world’s top technology markets. The firm’s London office is located at 41 Old Street, in the heart of London’s technology community.
As announced in the firm’s June 19 press release, the office is led by Daniel Glazer, a WSGR partner who heads the firm’s US expansion practice, and who has represented UK-based companies as US counsel for nearly 20 years.
With the office officially open, WSGR plans to continue supporting UK-based start-ups and scale-ups through all stages of their life cycle in the US—from US launch, expansion, and fundraising to US partnerships, M&As, and IPOs. Furthermore, WSGR will continue connecting UK-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 US investors seeking to deploy capital in UK and other European-based technology and life sciences companies.
“There’s no better place to launch a tech or life sciences business than in the UK, and no better place to expand to than the US,” said Glazer, who joined WSGR in June 2016 and lives in the London area. “I am proud and honored to continue providing US support to the UK and the wider European technology and life sciences communities from WSGR’s Old Street base in London— the most exciting and progressive technology and start-up market in Europe.”
WSGR has 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.
Including the new London office, WSGR has offices in 15 locations. The firm has 11 offices in the US, including Palo Alto, the center of Silicon Valley; New York, the country’s financial center; and Washington, D.C., the country’s regulatory center. WSGR’s other US locations are in key technology and corporate markets, including San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Calif.; Boston, Mass.; Wilmington, Del.; Seattle, Wash.; and Austin, Texas. Outside of the US, WSGR also has offices in Brussels, Beijing, Hong Kong, and Shanghai.
About Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
For more than 50 years, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has offered a broad range of services and legal disciplines focused on serving the principal challenges faced by the management and boards of directors of business enterprises. The firm is nationally recognized as a leader in the fields of corporate governance and finance, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, securities litigation, employment law, intellectual property, and antitrust, among many other areas of law. For more information, please visit www.wsgr.com.