We view ourselves first and foremost as business lawyers. This mindset enables us to partner with clients from an early-stage, providing practical advice on structuring and capital raising, as well as in key mission-critical areas affecting their business, including complex and often uncertain regulatory regimes, cybersecurity and data privacy, IP licensing and collaborations, and competition laws.
Investors turn to us at various entry points (from seed to growth equity stages) to help them develop optimal strategies at each stage of their evolution, from initial structuring and financing, regulatory analyses and diligence, to exit events. Drawing on our experience advising on some of the most prominent transactions and litigation in the world, we routinely represent:
- Emerging growth companies at all stages of their lifecycle, including founder and early-stage exits;
- Investors in investments in venture capital-backed companies; and
- Companies and investors in acquiring emerging growth companies.
Using our multidisciplinary approach, we assemble elite teams from our leading practices in M&A, Antitrust, Intellectual Property, Capital Markets, Finance, Litigation, Corporate Governance, Tax, Fintech, Insurance, Cybersecurity, Criminal Defense & Investigations and Technology, Media and Telecommunications and our strong presence in Silicon Valley.
S&C’s non-U.S. offices are also an integral part of our venture capital and emerging growth companies practice, offering leading transactional advice in both domestic and multijurisdictional matters.