23 Jun 2014

Edwards Wildman venture capital partner leaves for Orrick

Shawn Atkinson, senior venture capital partner in London, is leaving to join Orrick amidst speculation that four or five other partners are also considering transferring to other firms.

Shawn Atkinson, senior venture capital partner in London, is leaving to join Orrick. Cooley is believed to be interested in recruiting senior lawyers in order to launch a London office. QQ7

One person close to events has said that the US-based firm might even sell off its 25-partner office in London. Cooley, the California-based practice which counts Facebook among its clients, is believed to be interested in recruiting senior lawyers in order to launch a London office. 

White hot market

Commenting on the arrival of Mr Atkinson, Mitch Zuklie, Orrick’s chair, said: ‘Well respected for his deep knowledge of the technology and emerging companies market, Shawn adds to our London team tremendous complementary strength representing investors in growth equity investments and emerging markets. We are excited to be able to offer his talent to our clients, particularly at a time when the market is white hot.’ Source: Legal Business

 
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