The effects of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine have already rippled through Big Law, prompting firms to shutter offices and kicking national security practices into high gear. But the longer-term implications of the war and its aftermath could transform the Big Tech economy as we know it, according to Boris Feldman, the new co-leader of Freshfields’ technology, media and telecommunications group.

Feldman is a founding partner of Freshfields’ new Silicon Valley outpost, which opened in 2020 with the aim to further cater to tech clients in the region with a physical presence.