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Spencer is a senior corporate lawyer in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice who advises technology clients on their strategic transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, investments, joint ventures and IPOs.
Spencer has worked with technology companies (ranging from start-ups to some of the world's biggest names in technology) for over 15 years and is particularly experienced in representing US-headquartered tech clients on their transatlantic corporate transactions. He is also a trusted adviser to many high-growth tech companies on their international expansion, strategic transactions and tech-related initiatives.
Prior to joining White & Case, Spencer trained and worked for seven years at a Magic Circle law firm in London. He also spent a significant period working at one of the leading law firms in Silicon Valley and at an international TMT specialist law firm in London. Before qualifying as a lawyer, Spencer worked in a business capacity for a number of years at both European and US multi-national tech companies.
Avast Software on its acquisition of AVG Technologies N.V., a developer of business, mobile and PC device security software applications, for US$1.3 billion.
Facebook on its acquisition of Monoidics Ltd, the London-based software verification developer and also on a confidential international acquisition.*
Surreal Vision, a real-time 3D reconstruction technology developer, on its sale to Facebook.*
Cisco Systems on its acquisition of Cognitive Security, the Prague-headquartered security software provider.*
The Obvious Corporation, the incubator founded by the co-founders of Twitter, on its acquisition of Matter Publishing.*
DeepMind Technologies on certain aspects of its sale to Google for US$500m.*
Accel-KKR on its equity investment in Zinc Ahead, the UK-headquartered and world's leading provider of marketing compliance solutions for the life sciences industry.*
Woodman Labs (dba GoPro) on its acquisition of General Things, a digital design and software studio.*
Guardian Media Group on its strategic investment in Founders Factory, the accelerator founded by Brent Hoberman and Henry Lane Fox.*
News Corporation (now 21st Century Fox) on the sale of its free-to-air broadcasting business in Bulgaria, bTV, to CME for US$ 400 million.*
*Matters worked on prior to joining White & Case.