Slaughter and May announced as Tech Nation Future Fifty Programme Partner

The firm will reprise its role providing legal advice and guidance to the ‘Future Fifty’ Cohort

International law firm Slaughter and May today announces it is a programme partner of Tech Nation’s 2022 ‘Future Fifty Campaign’.

This is the second consecutive year that the firm has supported Future Fifty, Tech Nation’s flagship programme. Slaughter and May will share insights and professional expertise with the cohort of 50 of the most promising late-stage UK technology companies, through workshops, mentoring, networking and training.

Over the past 10 years, the Future Fifty programme has supported 23% (30) of the UK’s 130 tech unicorns, who have raised £16.3bn collectively. Thirteen new late-stage tech businesses have joined the Future Fifty programme for 2022.

Slaughter and May Partner Rob Innes said, “We’re delighted to again be a Future Fifty Partner, supporting the next generation of leading tech companies and helping to aid their growth and development. The Future Fifty initiative allows us to take the experience we have advising some of the world’s leading technology companies and help promising, growing companies apply this full service advice to their own businesses.”

Partner Victoria MacDuff added, “The Future Fifty involves all types of companies from different sectors, at different stages of growth and we look forward to being part of their journey as they take the next steps in their development. We enjoy working with pioneering businesses, and we’re delighted that this fantastic Future Fifty cohort contains thirteen innovative new companies.”

Gerard Grech, Founding Chief Executive at Tech Nation, comments: “The latest Future Fifty cohort is made up of companies as rich in resilience and ambition as they are in innovation. It is companies like these who will be vital to strengthening the UK economy over the coming years. Based all across the UK and working across all sectors, the 13 companies joining Future Fifty 11.0 collectively employ over 4,200 people and have raised almost half a trillion dollars in venture capital investment. In nurturing the growth of these scaling late-stage tech companies, we work towards strengthening our entire society, planet and economy.”