Practice & Industry Groups

Venture Capital

Early Stage Venture Capital is focused on providing financing to early-stage, high-potential and high-risk start-up companies. These cutting-edge, venture-backed companies and start-ups are disrupting industries and markets around the world. For all players, new global legal realities require counsel that understands both sides of the funding equation, and can deliver smart, practical advice that helps viable businesses grow while enabling investors to make a healthy return on their investments.

World Law Group member firms act on behalf of high growth, innovative and emerging companies in all industries, and there are numerous opportunities to collaborate and share knowledge and local insight among our firms.

The Venture Capital Group holds discussions in quarterly telephone conference calls and at WLG meetings, based upon an agenda developed over email in the weeks leading up to the calls and meetings. Member firms are also encouraged to submit legal updates of developments in their respective jurisdictions for publication on-line.

For more information, contact Hanna Shea, Manager, Communications and Network Development, World Law Group


Legal Update
In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the Chancellor of the Exchequer has set out a number of initiatives that provide a package of funding-related measures to support public services, people and businesses during this time.
Legal Update
COVID-19 has dramatically reduced levels of activist activity globally according to Lazard's latest quarterly report.
Legal Update, Member Firm News
Shelter-in-place orders in response to the global COVID-19 outbreak have inspired businesses that rely on foot traffic and in-person meetings to find creative ways to offer their services virtually, in many cases for the first time.
Main Contacts
Allan Goodman Goodmans LLP Toronto, Ontario - Canada +416 597 4243
Jens Wolf Taylor Wessing Frankfurt, Germany
Hanna Shea World Law Group Denver, Colorado - U.S.A. +1 202 904 2477
Carlos Alfaro Alfaro-Abogados Buenos Aires, Argentina +54 11 4393 3003
Bente Bahnsen Taylor Wessing Hamburg, Germany
Konstantin Baranov CMS Russia Moscow, Russia
Alan Craig Campbells Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
John Paul De Leon SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan Manila, Philippines
Daniele dos Santos Azevedo TozziniFreire Advogados São Paulo, Brazil +55 11 5086 5475
Dimitris Emvalomenos Bahas, Gramatidis & Partners Athens, Greece
Carlos Estape Guyer & Regules Montevideo, Uruguay
Diego Gallegos Arias San José, Costa Rica +506 4036 2843
Martin Gantzhorn Bech-Bruun Copenhagen, Denmark +4525263636
Elliot Greenstone Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP Montréal, Québec - Canada
Neil Hendron Gowling WLG Birmingham, England
April Holland Miller & Martin PLLC Chattanooga, Tennessee - U.S.A. +1 423 785 8296
Thomas (Jeff) Jefferson Locke Lord LLP Providence, Rhode Island - U.S.A. +1 401 276 6417
Lisa Jones Miller & Martin PLLC Atlanta, Georgia - U.S.A. 404-962-6469
Avik Karmakar Vaish Associates New Delhi, India
Tobias Kilian CMS Germany Frankfurt, Germany +49 71 701 316
Gi Kim Bae, Kim & Lee LLC Seoul, South Korea
Anastasia Kotenkova CMS Russia Moscow, Russia +74957864000
Aleksi Kujanpää Castrén & Snellman Helsinki, Finland
Oduvaldo Lara Junior TozziniFreire Advogados São Paulo, Brazil 551150865149
Keun Byung Lee Bae, Kim & Lee LLC Seoul, South Korea +82 2 3404 0124
Kyle Lee WongPartnership LLP Singapore, Singapore
Jorge Leon-Orantes Santamarina y Steta S.C. Mexico City, Mexico +52 55 5279 5452
Tshepo Mathabathe ENSafrica Johannesburg, South Africa
Pedro Mazer Alfaro-Abogados Buenos Aires, Argentina +54 11 4393 3003
Stefan Mueller CMS Germany Berlin, Germany
Sinwei Ong WongPartnership LLP Singapore, Singapore
Frank Paganelli Lane Powell PC Seattle, Washington - U.S.A.
Chulhong Park Bae, Kim & Lee LLC Seoul, South Korea +82 2 3404 0461
Eric Perlmutter-Gumbiner Greenberg Glusker LLP Los Angeles, California - U.S.A. +1 310 201 7438
Arkrapol Pichedvanichok Chandler MHM Limited Bangkok, Thailand +66 2009 5000
Koos Pretorius ENSafrica Cape Town, South Africa +27 82 557 7927
Kirk Rauliuk Goodmans LLP Toronto, Ontario - Canada
Jennifer Reilly Campbells Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands 3459145879
Mi Roh Bae, Kim & Lee LLC Seoul, South Korea
Gautam Saha AZB & Partners Mumbai, India
Dong Seo Bae, Kim & Lee LLC Seoul, South Korea
Jeenal Shah AZB & Partners Mumbai, India
Nicholas Choi Chuan Tan Shearn Delamore & Co. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia +603 2027 2816
Elena Tchoubykina CMS Russia Moscow, Russia
Simon Thomas Campbells Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands +1 345 914 5843
Annemieke van der Valk ENSafrica
Bhuvana Veeraragavan AZB & Partners Bangalore, India
Maria Weiers Taylor Wessing Frankfurt, Germany
Sungjo Yun Bae, Kim & Lee LLC Seoul, South Korea
Joerg Zaetzch CMS Germany Berlin, Germany
Beth Castro World Law Group Washington, District of Columbia - U.S.A. +1 202 904 2477
Tori Drayer World Law Group Washington, District of Columbia - U.S.A. +1 202 904 2488