Trent Dykes

I grew up in Tuscany and have spent all of my professional career as a solicitor in the UK.

I spent my undergraduate years at Florence University, then got a scholarship for an LLM in the UK, where I was offered a training contract. I became a qualified lawyer in London in 2003 and have been at it ever since. My experience ranges from M&A and joint ventures to pre-IPO financing rounds, private equity and venture capital and corporate venture capital, almost always with an international angle.

Why emerging growth? It has the variety to keep me entertained and provides the opportunity to make a difference in the future of my clients.

Recommended reads: Fooled by Randomness by Nassim Nicholas Taleb.

What my clients value: Market knowledge and availability 24/7.