Consul General Dirk Janssen speaks during the online signing ceremony between Holland in the Valley and Silicon Valley-based law firm Wilson Sonsini


Silicon Valley-based law firm Wilson Sonsini joins Holland in the Valley as its sixth corporate partner, becoming the newest addition to the network.

Daniel Glazer of Wilson Sonsini and Consul General Dirk Janssen signed the partnership in an online meeting. Wilson Sonsini will provide Dutch startups and scaleups with mentoring on legal affairs in the United States.

HRH Constantijn van Oranje, Special Envoy of Techleap.nl: “The Wilson Sonsini partnership will give the best Dutch tech ventures an opportunity to get premier legal support in US legal matters. Business success starts with getting the legal basics right.”

Daniel Glazer, Partner and Head of U.S. Expansion Group: “We relish having the opportunity to support Dutch technology companies as they launch and scale businesses in the US by building new relationships between the Netherlands and Silicon Valley and by leveraging our existing connections.”

Consul General Dirk Janssen: “I am proud that Wilson Sonsini is becoming one of Holland in the Valley’s partners. Dutch entrepreneurs can get lost in complex legal implications that come with doing business internationally. Wilson Sonsini will relieve some of that burden, while getting access to a variety of promising Dutch startups. I’m looking forward to a strong and successful partnership.”

Techleap.nl helps quantify and accelerate the tech-ecosystem of the Netherlands and creates an optimal environment for technology companies to scale with programs and initiatives that improve access to capital, market, and talent. Wilson Sonsini is a leading law firm, known worldwide for its representation of technology and life sciences clients. The firm has counseled thousands of entrepreneurs as they start and expand their businesses. The Holland in the Valley network, a collaboration of Dutch businesses, research institutions and government, supports startups and scale-ups from the Netherlands for a soft landing in the US, by facilitating collaborations between the Bay Area and the Dutch ecosystem.