M&A and Corporate Finance
Orrick focuses on serving the Technology, Energy & Infrastructure and Finance sectors globally. Clients worldwide call on our teams for forward-looking commercial advice on transactions, litigation and compliance matters. We bring distinctive quality, teamwork and value to the table – and innovate in everything we do. Structured as one team, our lawyers work seamlessly across 25 markets in the US, Europe and Asia. In recognition of the scope of our practice, we have been named to Law360’s Tech Group of the year for 2014 and 2015. Orrick is well-known as a leading advisor to the global Technology sector. Our clients include 1,600+ high-growth companies, six of the Fortune 10 TMT companies, and eight of the 10 largest Bay Area companies. Orrick offers comprehensive solutions for every stage in a tech company’s growth – including private and public company transactions, IP protection, high-stakes litigation, and cybersecurity and other compliance.
Shawn Atkinson, a partner in the London office, is a member of the Private Equity, Mergers & Acquisitions and Technology Companies Group, which advises leading private equity, venture capital and growth funds and high growth technology companies. Among the leading investment funds he has represented are Acton Capital Partners, ABRY Partners, Accel Partners, Apax Partners, Bain Capital, Balderton Capital, Battery Ventures, Beringea, Bessemer Venture Partners, Columbia Capital, CommerzVentures, Evolvence, Global Finance, Golden Gate Capital, Greenspring Associates, Headway Capital Partners, Innova Capital, KPS Capital Partners, Mangrove Capital Partners, M/C Partners, Piton Capital, Rho Ventures, Russia Partners, Salesforce Ventures, Summit Partners, Vostok New Ventures and Vostok Emerging Finance. A cross-border transactional lawyer by trade, his experience includes UK multi-jurisdictional and complex corporate transactions for both public and private companies, including countless acquisitions and disposals, cross-border mergers, bankruptcy infused asset sales, recapitalisations and reorganisations.