Rebecca Burford Partner Head of Tech Venture Capital (UK)

Speaks:  English

Qualified: 2009 - Solicitor of England & Wales

Primary office:  London

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Rebecca Burford

Rebecca is an experienced corporate lawyer specialising in venture capital, early stage and growth capital investments, private equity and management buyouts (MBOs), M&A and general corporate matters, with a particular focus in the technology, digital media and video gaming space. Rebecca has featured in The Lawyer's prestigious Hot 100 List, and is ranked in the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners as Next Generation Partner. The Legal 500 notes that "Rebecca Burford stands out for 'her breadth of expertise' and willingness to 'go the extra mile to achieve a successful outcome" and Chambers and Partners say "The "terrific" Rebecca Burford is experienced in M&A work, equity investments and corporate restructurings. Sources say She has a brilliant mix of firmness, flexibility, practicality and humour".


  • Advising a US private equity firm on its $46 million re-investment in a UK tech company.
  • Advising an AI legal tech company on its $20 million Series B raise led by JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs.
  • Advising the shareholders of a SaaS business on the $22 million sale to a large PE backed software company.
  • Advising sustainable beauty brand, BYBI on its $7 million Series A raise.
  • Advising Veloce Esports on its £4 million Series A raise.
  • Advising Veloce Esports on its joint venture with Formula 1 Racing Driver, Lando Norris.
  • Advising the shareholders of virtual reality video game developer, Near Light to video games developer and publisher, nDreams.
  • Advising the shareholders on the sale of Edgecase Games (the developer of Fractured Space) to Wargaming (the developer of World of Tanks).
  • Advising the shareholders on the sale of Alphr Technology to NASDAQ listed Intudtrade.

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Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2024

    • Career
      February 2024
      Gowling WLG (UK), Partner
  • 2023

    • Rankings & Awards
      Business Today Magazine, Top 10 Most Influential Corporate/M&A Lawyers in the South
    • Rankings & Awards
      Chambers and Partners, Next Generation Partner
    • Rankings & Awards
      Legal 500, Next Generation Partner
  • 2021

    • Community
      Appointed member of The Law Society's Ethnic Solicitors Network Committee
  • 2020

    • Rankings & Awards
      The Lawyer, Hot 100
  • 2019

    • Career
      May 2019
      Charles Russell Speechlys, Partner
    • Rankings & Awards
      Finance Monthly, Corporate Lawyer of the Year
  • 2016

    • Career
      May 2016
      Charles Russell Speechlys, Senior Associate
  • 2015

    • Career
      September 2015
      Charles Russell Speechlys, Associate
  • 2012

    • Career
      July 2012
      asb law (now Knights Plc), Associate
  • 2009

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Qualified, Solicitor of England & Wales
  • 2008

    • Education
      Northumbria University, LLM Commercial Law
  • 2006

    • Education
      College of Law, LPC
  • 2003

    • Education
      Kingston University, LLB Law with Business