Gowling WLG strengthens global Tech sector team with UK Head of Tech Venture Capital appointment

International law firm Gowling WLG has strengthened its global Tech sector team with the appointment of Rebecca Burford as partner and UK Head of Tech Venture Capital.

Rebecca is an experienced corporate partner specialising in venture capital and private equity investments, as well as early stage and growth capital investments, management buyouts (MBOs) and mergers and acquisitions (M&A). She has a particular focus in the technology and digital space, including software and video gaming.

She joins the firm from Charles Russell Speechlys, where she was a partner, and will be based at Gowling WLG's London office.

Clients she has advised include Oakfield Capital, Key Capital Partners and New York based, Lytical Ventures, (a venture capital firm investing in cyber security, data analytics, and artificial intelligence), as well as advising UK companies on inward investments by the likes of US-based Naples Technology Ventures, Unilever Ventures, Foresight Private Equity, Queens Park Equity, Mercia Private Equity and Rockpool Investments.

Rebecca is passionate about improving equity and diversity in the legal profession and is an appointment member of the Law Society's Ethnic Solicitors Network committee.

She said: "I'm absolutely delighted to join the firm and become part of the global Tech team. Gowling WLG has an extremely strong tech focus and an impressive client roster, and being part of growing the practice further is extremely attractive. We have a strong footing in the venture capital space and I'm focussed on strengthening this further, working closely supporting both UK, US and other international businesses investing into the UK."

Davey Brennan, Co-Chair of Global Tech at Gowling WLG, said: "I'm absolutely delighted to welcome Rebecca to the firm and am looking forward to working with her. She is a gifted corporate lawyer with a strong footing in the tech venture capital space and will be an asset to our global tech credentials and the wider firm."

Stuart Young, Head of Corporate, Finance and Tax at Gowling WLG, added: "Rebecca has a wealth of expertise and has an outstanding reputation in the market. We're really pleased to welcome her to the firm."

Gareth Baker, London M&A and Private Equity Team Lead at Gowling WLG, commented: "We have been actively seeking the right candidate for some time. Rebecca's contacts and credentials are complementary to our existing work in the venture and growth capital space. She will be a great addition to a growing team."

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