US firm sets up provincial office

The technology firm is taking the bulk of Morgan Cole's Thames Valley corporate practice, with lawyers Joe Pillman, Jonathan Loake and Kate Eavis all joining the firm.

Brobeck's London managing partner Tom Kellerman says: "We targeted the M4 corridor because it has become an internationally recognised technology centre.

"Our new team will provide us with expertise in venture capital and corporate finance close to the companies needing the skills to help raising funding internationally."

Brobeck Hale and Dorr is a joint venture in the UK between two of America's leading technology firms – West Coast firm Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison and Boston-based Hale and Dorr