News Corporate US & The Americas Law firms Simpson and SullCrom take lead roles on Microsoft’s $8.5bn Skype bid By Margaret Taylor 10 May 2011 17:53 17 December 2015 15:02 Sign in or register to continue reading. It's FREE Sign in Email Password Keep me logged in Forgot your password? Not registered? It's FREE! Register now Register with The Lawyer Anonymous 11 May 2011 at 18:01 Is `Silver Lake’ a real name? If so, it’s rather silly. I wonder if his wife’s called Victoria. Reply Link Anonymous 11 May 2011 at 21:50 If you read carefully, Silver Lake is the name of the investment company that invested in Skype. Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.