SJ Berwin is one of the leading advisers in this field representing many of the top venture capital investors. Venture capital has been an important part of the firm's business since it was founded in 1982. We continue to shape the venture capital market and remain at the forefront of developing terms and conditions.
Our venture capital lawyers have been described by Chambers as having a "real understanding of the finer points of venture capital" and Legal 500 notes that the team is praised by one client for "combining real deal experience with creativity."
In Paris, the team led by Partner Pierre-Louis Périn had an excellent year in 2008, with 12 venture deals closed during the year. As a result, the team was ranked as leading (tier 1) in the
PLC Private Equity Which Lawyer Handbook, with the following comment for Pierre-Louis Périn, also ranked as a Tier 1 leading individual : Pierre- Louis Périn «runs a highly regarded transactional practice focusing on venture capital, development capital and M&A”.
We advise entrepreneurial and high growth companies and their investors on all their corporate legal requirements at all stages of their development from seed to public markets - including matters ranging from early-stage investments, subsequent funding rounds, convertible-debt interim investments, through to exits via trade sales or IPOs.