Benjamin Cichostepski-Lesage is an experienced lawyer advising technology and Web companies, venture and growth capital investors on corporate transactions for more than 15 years.
Based in Orrick’s Paris office, Benjamin leads Orrick’s Technology Companies Group in France and has strong ties with the Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Santa Monica (Silicon Beach), New York and London offices.
He advises companies and investors at various stages from incubation and equity financings to external growth transactions and exits (M&A, IPO), all with deep French-U.S. cross-border expertise. To date, he closed more than 150 financings and was involved in all major French Tech companies Exit transactions in the past few years. Representative clients include Alan, Algolia, Alltricks, Dataiku, Fretlink, GetAround, LaFourchette, Jow, Klaxoon, Luko, Neolane, Payfit, Teads.tv, Side, Sqreen, Strapi, Stupeflix, Zenly, as well as Atomico, Battery Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, Cathay Capital, Idinvest Partners, Iris Capital (Orange Publicis Venture), Lightspeed Venture Partners, Partech Ventures, Raise Capital and XAnge Private Equity.