Technology

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Innovation by technology companies is constantly bringing new technologies to the world. Even before going live, clients need to collaborate with lawyers who share their passion for the dynamic world of technology across practices and jurisdictions in order to tackle the legal challenges that hypergrowth and boundary-pushing innovation present.

 

Serving technology companies worldwide

Our Technology practice is made up of a group of dedicated lawyers across numerous practices who are based in offices throughout our global network.  We have deep experience with a wide range of technologies around the world in areas that include both hardware and software across a variety of applications, uses and deployment, such as data centers, analytics, communication infrastructure, on-premise and SaaS, embedded technologies, Internet of Things, digital health, smartphones and tablets, gaming, security, privacy and data protection, semiconductors and more.

 

Lawyers who understand technology

Our technology lawyers come with real-world experience at Fortune 500 technology companies, and many of them hold advanced degrees in science and engineering. Not only do they understand the demands placed on in-house counsel, but they are trusted advisors to business partners as well, helping to build consensus across lines of business with a pragmatic approach to problem-solving.

Our Technology Group has dedicated lawyers who are self-selected given their own background and knowledge in technology. Collectively, they have worked on some of the biggest and most high-profile transactions across the globe.

 

Cross-practice strength for your most complex projects

Clients rely on our deep sector experience–combined with our ability to integrate a team across practices and time zones–to anticipate and overcome their most complex legal challenges. Our team is multidisciplinary, with experience in technology transactions, intellectual property, M&A, strategic sourcing, data privacy, finance, fintech, capital markets, dispute resolution, regulatory, tax and employment, meaning that we are always able to bring together the most highly specialized team to execute your matters successfully and efficiently.

 

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Experience

Facebook
We serve as Facebook's international outside counsel, responsible for handling Facebook's global litigation. We also advise on regulatory, privacy and data protection issues throughout the world.

Google
Represent Google in a number of patent litigation matters and Google Capital in various investment activities around the world.

Avast Software
We advised Avast Software, one of the world's major players in the security software market, on its agreement to acquire New York Stock Exchange-listed AVG Technologies N.V., a developer of business, mobile and PC device security software applications, for a total consideration of US$1.3 billion.

Panasonic
We represented Panasonic in its US$1.545 billion acquisition of Hussmann Corporation, a manufacturer of refrigerated display cases and systems. This was the largest strategic acquisition Panasonic has done in the past decade.

Salesforce.com
We represented Salesforce.com in connection with a License and Strategic Alliance Agreement with Dun & Bradstreet and various amendments and relationship management to bring products to market. That agreement allowed for the creation of a new "Data-as-a-Service" offering called Data.com.

We represented Salesforce.com in connection with a license and alliance arrangement with Thomson Reuters to access Thomson Reuters's vast collection of information for businesses and professionals on the Sales Cloud1 app, and improved data services through various Salesforce.com offerings.

LINE Plus Corporation
We represented LINE in its acquisition of MixRadio, a free personal music streaming service, from Microsoft Corporation. We also represented LINE in structuring and negotiating a global strategic alliance with Telefonica and Mozilla.

Wix.com
We represented Wix, an Israeli provider of cloud-based website development and design platform, in its initial public offering and listing on the NASDAQ Global Market.

Viber Media
We represented Viber Media in its US$900 million acquisition by Rakuten. This transaction represents the largest-ever acquisition of Israeli technology by a Japanese company. It was nominated as an M&A "Deal of the Year" for 2014 by The M&A Advisor.

Supercell OY
US$1.53 billion strategic investment of 51 percent stake by Softbank in GungHo Online Entertainment.

Toshiba
We successfully defended Toshiba Corporation in two high-profile jury trials concerning alleged price-fixing in the liquid-crystal display (LCD) industry. 

Softbank Corp.
We represented Softbank Corp. as deal counsel, in connection with a 50-50 joint venture with PayPal Pte. Ltd., a Singapore-based PayPal and eBay group company, for the marketing/distribution in Japan of PayPal-branded products and services through a newly-formed kabushiki kaisha named "Nihon PayPal KK."