Ciaran Hickey

Ciaran is a partner in the Corporate group. He advises clients across the technology and media sectors on a broad range of corporate transactions. Ciaran has particular experience in the technology sector, acting for technology companies, investors and entrepreneurs. Ciaran leads Wiggin’s high-growth technology group which has been appointed as the sole legal partner to Microsoft Ventures and Wayra (Telefonica) programmes in London. He recently wrote an article for The Guardian small business network and a blog for Cisco Entrepreneurs in Residence.

Ciaran was recommended in the Legal 500 in 2014 and 2015.

His specialisms include:

  • Venture capital investments
  • Acquisitions and disposals
  • Joint ventures
  • Shareholder arrangements
  • Reorganisations


  • Recent Experience

    • Greenbird Media on its funding arrangements with BBC Worldwide and equity investments into several television production companies, including Tuesday’s Child Television, Crackit Productions, Rumpus Media and Handsome Productions
    • Perform Group on several cross-border acquisitions including Sportal Australia and Spox
    • Wazoku on its funding arrangements
    • Whitespace Ventures on corporate structuring and initial fundraising
    • Rightster on several rounds of fundraising
    • Digital Rights Group on investment arrangements with a television production company
    • Access Industries on investments into Crowdsurge, Get Taxi and Vigoda
    • on various company law matters
    • Easycar on shareholder arrangements
    • Twofour on its sale to Boom Pictures
    • Perform Group on its IPO on the London Stock Exchange
    • Reservoir Media Management on its acquisitions of Reverb Music and P&P Songs
    • Optomen Television on the sale of All3Media
    • Manchester United on its acquisition of ITV’s stake in MUTV