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Streamlining Your US Expansion – A Thought Leadership Chat

15 October 2021

Streamline your US expansionAre you considering growth into the US market in 2021/22? Join our Managing Director, Nora Rothrock, for a Streamlining Your US Expansion free webcast, hosted by Wilson Sonsini, where you can access an array of eminent advisors who can support UK businesses with US investment aspirations. We will explore the comprehensive operational support needed to establish, grow, and streamline your US expansion activity. Get ready to learn more about what you need to know and plan for in your US expansion and tools you can leverage.

Experts from Wilson Sonsini, US Tax & Financial Services, and Silicon Valley Bank – UK Branch will all join a panel moderated by Dr. Frank Levene as we address topics covering:

  • Starting up
  • Incorporation & location
  • Marketing approach
  • Hiring
  • Immigration & visas
  • General
  • Scaling – Fundraising from US VCs
  • Exiting

This online-only event will take place on 15 October from 2:30-4:00 pm (BST).


Dr. Frank Levene (Principal, Blue Link Worldwide UK)  is a US citizen and UK national who has spent a lifetime as a senior international executive having lived & worked in both countries.


Sonya Iovieno (Head of Venture & Growth, Silicon Valley Bank – UK Branch)  heads up the Venture & Growth division of Silicon Valley Bank’s UK Branch. Sonya joined SVB from Lloyds Bank in September 2016, where she was responsible for new business origination with mid-market companies. Sonya brings 20 years of corporate and commercial banking experience. At Silicon Valley Bank, Sonya is focused on high growth venture capital-backed businesses that have typically raised Series A financing helping them to scale until they exit or become profitable.

Nora Rothrock (Group Managing Director, US Tax & Financial Services) is a commercially-focused Managing Director with extensive experience in UK, European and US strategy. She regularly advises emerging and scale-up companies on growth and commercial strategies, including US Expansion and business transformation.

Daniel Glazer (Partner, Wilson Sonsini) advises UK/European tech and life sciences companies on raising US capital and expanding their businesses into US markets.


For more information, contact Nancy Farestveit at nfarestveit@wsgr.com.

Did you Know?

  • Fact Seven

    Thanks to FATCA banks must disclose their American account holders to the IRS or local tax authority.
  • Fact Six

    The IRS is actively looking for non compliant US persons.
  • Fact Five

    It takes an average of 16 hours to do IRS Form 1040.
  • Fact Four

    There are over 500 IRS tax forms.
  • Fact Three

    Since 1916, illegal income has been taxable.
  • Fact Two

    US persons must file tax
    returns no matter where they live and work.
  • Text One

    7 million Americans abroad
    only 500,000 compliant

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