International Journals

Some of the world’s most reputable international journals have endorsed the work of Peppe Santoro, principal of Venture Legal Services. His expertise has been recognised in relation to Corporate/M&A, Technology, Media & Telecoms (TMT), as well as Intellectual Property.

Chambers Europe 2010™, described Peppe as combining “technical expertise with pragmatism” and commented that “he never raises an issue without offering a solution“.

In 2011, Legal 500™ commended Peppe for his “ability to understand the issues” in relation to IP matters.


In addition to these endorsements, clients have commented as follows:

Peppe worked with the Nooked/Hookablemedia team on several transactions. I have no hesitation in recommending him and his team – Peppe worked well with our team in obtaining the necessary business success by understanding our business and needs.

Fergus Burns, CEO, Nooked Limited

Besides being the consummate professional Peppe is also a very likeable, friendly and open person. He combines his legal skills with a very personable approach. I can highly recommend him.

Evert Bopp, CEO, Wimax EU

We hired Peppe based on a recomendation of another attorney to serve as Irish counsel for one of our US clients involved in what became a complicated acquisition, and he did a great job. He made himself available to us as needed and helped us with various local issues. I would hire him again with respect to any business needs my clients have in Ireland.

James Reavis, Partner, Reavis Cianciolo LLC

Peppe worked for us on the sale of Havok to Intel and was a pleasure to deal with. He is commercial and results-focussed and assisted greatly in bringing our deal to closure. He was an invaluable member of the trasaction team and put in all the hours with good grace and good humour. I would have no hesitation in recommending Peppe as a knowledgeable, flexible, personable and hard working member of any transaction team.

Síofra Flood, In-house Counsel, Havok

Peppe is an excellent commercial lawyer. I’ll use him again. I would recommend him to any company seeking commercial legal advice and support.

Dennis Jennings, Director, i-conX Solutions

Peppe is great to work with. An excellent commercial lawyer, his judgement is good and his negotation style pragmatic. I strongly recommend him.

Ivan MacDonald, CEO, Dial2Do

We’ve worked with Peppe since 2004 on a number of deals. He has always been great to deal with, truly expert in terms of his knowledge and experience, and always provided excellent real-world guidance across our deals. Plus he’s a sound chap to get along with, which matters! I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him (indeed I have!) to anyone looking for serious legal firepower on an upcoming deal, whether IP, commercial or trade oriented.

Sean O’Sullivan, CEO, Rococo

Peppe is an excellent IT contract lawyer and also provided me with sound advise in the mergers and acquisitions area. I found Peppe to be very pragmatic in his approach and very creative in seeking effective solutions.

Michael Connolly, Managing Director, Sogeti Ireland

Peppe has proven invaluable to us at Worldwide Flight Services. He continuously provides very clear and concise counsel to us on a wide range of commercial issues. He is always available and never forgets that we are not a Fortune 500 company when it comes to fees.

Brendan Byrne, Director, Worldwide Flight Services Ireland

I have worked with Peppe on several projects and found him to be highly practical and a top notch commercial legal adviser. I am delighted to recommend him to others.

Drew O’Sullivan, Corporate Finance Adviser

I worked opposite Peppe on a global multinational transaction which involved three legal jurisdictions and complex tax and legal structures and can testify as to the pleasure we had in negotiating the transaction with him, specifically his professional approach, his great knowledge of the relevant laws and his pragmatic and business orientated approach. We look forward to working against him again.

Ronen Kantor, Managing Partner, Kantor & Co

I have always enjoyed working with Peppe. He is a very reliable and efficient corporate lawyer.

Nikolaj Juhl Hansen, Senior Office Partner, Eversheds Copenhagen