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Translating UK business success to the US

Join us join at a special face-to-face event with a panel of experts to explore how to do business in the US. 

Who will you hear from

The event includes a keynote speech from Aurelien Mottier, CEO of Operatix, an award-winning fast-growth technology business. Aurelien will share the US expansion and exit story, including key lessons learned on this journey.

This will be followed by a panel discussion, giving you the opportunity to hear from a fantastic line up of US expansion expert panellists with a range of different experiences of doing business in the US. The panel includes:

  • CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen LLP), the eight largest accountancy firm in the US, and
  • Wilson Sonsini, the Silicon Valley - headquartered law firm synonymous with ushering promising, innovative tech companies through their US business life cycle.

What you can expect to hear

There are many opportunities and pitfalls that UK businesses should consider when doing business in the US and the panel will address:

  • Planning for a successful US expansion from day one by maximising opportunities and managing risk
  • What founders and senior members of the business need to consider when moving to the US
  • How to mitigate tax when growing and moving your people
  • Seeking funding in the US
  • What businesses need to think about to ensure a tax-efficient exit

There will be an opportunity to put your questions to the panel and meet other founders, CEOs and CFOs from fast-growth businesses for drinks and networking.

Who should attend

The event is targeted at fast-growth businesses who are looking to expand to the US for the first time, and those looking to grow their existing US operations.


Alistair Shaw
Partner, Corporation Tax, Business Tax

Alistair Shaw

Business tax

Alistair works with a range of businesses from small start-ups to large privately owned or publicly listed complex businesses. He also regularly works with businesses carrying out transactions or as they prepare for an exit/IPO. Alistair can introduce you to and then oversee the provision of services from other specialist tax advisors within our firm, to the extent required.

Claire Burden Advisory consulting
Partner, Advisory Consulting

Claire Burden

Advisory consulting

Claire built upon Big Four restructuring and advisory experience with ten years in industry, successfully leading turnaround and transformation programmes and supporting high growth and working capital constrained businesses. With a breadth of Board level and corporate finance experience and a proven track record for operational and strategic delivery, Claire works intelligently and creatively to drive both short term performance improvement and real change over the medium to long-term. Claire has worked across business sizes and sectors with specialisms in energy, renewables, professional services, manufacturing and technology.

Dave Springsteen Colour
Managing Principal, International Services, CliftonLarsonAllen

Dave Springsteen

Dave is a tax principal leading CLA’s International Services group which is a cross-functional team representing industry and service focused on international clients. The international team is focused on bringing all of CLA to international clients in a bespoke manner. Individually, Dave focuses on assisting foreign based businesses expanding into the United States, providing business strategy, consulting, and compliance assistance to start-up through publicly traded companies.

Aurelien Mottier
Co-Founder and CEO of Operatix

Aurelien Mottier

Aurelien Mottier is the Co-Founder and CEO of Operatix, a global cutting-edge B2B tech sales development company that was established in 2012. Aurelien's leadership has propelled Operatix to the forefront of the industry, debuting on the FT1000 and Inc. 5000 lists in 2023 as well as winning expansions into America and Singapore.

Labriola Michael 7597
Partner, Wilson Sonsini

Michael Labriola

Michael Labriola is a partner based in Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati's London office, where he counsels public and private technology, life sciences, and emerging growth companies through all stages of their growth. Michael has a particular focus on supporting companies that undertake transformative events, such as growth financings, IPOs, acquisitions, and exit sales.  He counsels clients in matters ranging from formation and early-stage venture financing to listings of publicly traded securities on U.S. and foreign exchanges to seasoned public offerings and private and public company acquisitions. He also has considerable experience in counseling publicly held companies on disclosure matters, SEC compliance, NASDAQ and NYSE listing matters, and other securities laws issues. In addition, Michael frequently represents investment banks, venture capital funds, and private equity firms in a broad range of investment transactions.


Time & Location

45 Gresham St, London EC2V 7AF, UK
17:30 - 20:30 GMT

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