Palo Alto – Sidley is pleased to announce that Idan Netser and Andrew Harper have joined the firm as transactional partners in the Palo Alto office. Mr. Netser will be a member of the Emerging Companies and Venture Capital, and Tax practices while Mr. Harper will be a member of the Emerging Companies and Venture Capital practice. Both Mr. Netser and Mr. Harper join Sidley from Fenwick & West LLP.
“The addition of Idan and Andrew marks an important milestone in our strategic expansion in Northern California and in our emerging company technology practice more generally,” said Martin Wellington, managing partner of Sidley’s office in Palo Alto. “Idan has a well-deserved reputation both as a trusted adviser to entrepreneurs and emerging companies in the software, security, and life sciences markets, and as a leading international tax counselor for some of the technology sector’s best-known brands. Andrew is a rising star with established relationships at an exciting roster of both companies and blue chip venture investors. Together, they elevate our brand in the Valley and position Sidley for sustained growth in this market.”
Mr. Netser advises both emerging and large international companies on a range of transactional work, including cross-border transactions, funding and investments, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, international tax, tax planning, tax controversy, and transfer pricing. He also counsels emerging companies on technology investments and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Netser is the relationship partner for a wide range of technology companies, leveraging his extensive global network and experience with entrepreneurs who have emerged from Israel’s thriving technology sector.
Mr. Harper provides strategic counseling to emerging and high-growth companies at every stage across a variety of sectors. He has extensive experience in a broad array of complex business and financing issues, including equity and debt financings, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance matters. He also regularly represents leading venture capital funds and corporate venture capitalists on their investments and dispositions. Mr. Harper previously worked as general counsel of a venture-backed technology startup in the Bay Area.
The additions of Mr. Netser and Mr. Harper follows the firm’s recent additions in Northern California of partners Frank Rahmani to the corporate practice and Rachel Kleinberg to the global Tax group.
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