Biztech Lawyers expands to UK, Singapore
Emerging law firm Biztech Lawyers has expanded to the United Kingdom and Singapore, expanding its global footprint after revenue across the business doubled.
The boutique tech firm will also open a new office in South-East Queensland and will continue to add to its presence in its existing offices in Melbourne, Sydney and the United States.
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In addition, Biztech Lawyers will hire senior staff in both the UK and Singapore, increasing the firm’s headcount to 25 with an increased focus on staff experienced in the tech, aviation tech and biotech spaces.
The expansion follows a strong financial year 2022 for the firm. Total revenue doubled compared to FY 2021, with revenue from the US business also doubling over the same period. The law firm’s total client list also grew to 110, up 30 per cent.
With flagship clients including ZIP and Rokt, the law firm has also booked a string of advisory roles for market transactions with education technology start-up Intellischool, automated computer vision software company Black.ai, workforce AI and predictive analytics company Faethm and independent tech platform Cannon Trading in the last 12 months.
Chris Spillman, formerly of the US-based Spillman & Partners, leads Biztech’s US arm as the managing director and principal — and said the expansion would allow the firm to continue working on cross-border deals.
“We’re excited to be expanding into these new markets because our recent US expansion has opened up so many new opportunities already. We’ve completed cross-border capital raises, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and venture deals that would not have been possible without our Australia-US footprint,” he said.
“Opening new offices in the United Kingdom, Singapore as well as South-East Queensland will once again open up a whole new spectrum of possibilities for our current and prospective clients.”
Biztech Lawyers founder and managing director Anthony Bekker was introduced to Mr Spillman in 2018 via video conference, before deciding to merge their firms in July last year — and finally meeting in person earlier this year.
“We’re excited to see our global footprint matching the work of our amazing founder clients,” Mr Bekker said.
“Having a presence in South-East Queensland, the United Kingdom and Singapore will allow us to maintain pace with our current clients, increase the sophistication of our expertise and open us up to new growth opportunities.”