- Wilson Sonsini sees vibrant U.K. tech scene despite Brexit
- Firm represents Google, Tesla and other top tech companies
Rajesh Agrawal, London’s deputy mayor for business, applauded the law firm’s decision in a statement, calling it “further proof London is a leading global center for international technology and legal firms.”
Wilson Sonsini’s office, which it plans to open on Aug. 1, will be located at 41 Old Street, close to a traffic circle dubbed “Silicon Roundabout” because of the number of technology startups located in the surrounding area.
Founded in 1961, Wilson Sonsini’s clients include many of the world’s best-known technology and biotech companies, including Alphabet Inc.’s Google, Amazon.com Inc., Apple Inc., Tesla Inc., and Twitter Inc.
The firm has 750 lawyers in 15 offices, including the new London location and international bureaus in Brussels, Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai. The London office will be headed by Wilson Sonsini partner Daniel Glazer, who joined the firm in 2016 after having previously worked at the New York law firm Fried Frank.