Technology, Media and Telecommunications

Blockchain technology in the art market gaining popularity

By Valentina Falicheva A notable trend since Bitcoin gained its popularity has been an incredible rise in the interest in the technology behind Bitcoin known as Blockchain, which is the “thing” which allows cryptocurrencies to function. Some statistics indicate that the global blockchain market is expected to be worth $20 billion in 2024! In this article, […]

Ogier advises Tencent on acquisition of Nubank stake

Ogier alongside Clifford Chance LLP has advised Chinese internet giant Tencent on its acquisition of a stake in Brazilian fintech firm Nubank. A team led by partner Giorgio Subiotto advised on the acquisition. Tencent is one of the world’s biggest companies by market capitalisation and operates digital services including mobile games, e-commerce, online payment systems […]

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Magic circle duo advise as Apple nabs chip designer behind iPhone

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Linklaters are advising on negotiations surrounding Apple’s acquisition of the power management technology company behind the iPhone in a deal valued at $600m. The Lawyer understands that Apple was advised by a Freshfields team led by London-based corporate and M&A partner Natasha Good, while Dialog Semiconductor, the chip designer that is […]

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Morgan Lewis continues City hiring spree with two new joiners

Morgan Lewis & Bockius has added two new technology partners to its London office, as its hiring spree in the capital continues. The US firm has brought on Pillsbury partner Mike Pierides and counsel Simon Lightman, who joins as a partner. Pierides will be a member of Morgan Lewis’ corporate practice, specialising in IT and […]

Karanovic & Partners advises Nutanix on acquisition of Mainframe2

Karanovic & Partners advised Nutanix, Inc., a leader in enterprise cloud computing from the U.S., on its USD 165 million acquisition of Mainframe2, Inc., also known as Frame, a Serbian-American start-up and a leader in cloud-based Windows desktop and application delivery. This landmark acquisition – the biggest and most valuable start-up transaction to involve Serbia, […]

Gowling WLG advises Rant & Rave on sale to Upland Software

The deal is part of Upland Software’s strategy to enhance its existing commitment to developing customer engagement solutions. The Gowling WLG team was led by Davey Brennan and included Sue Johnston, Stephen Bowman, Samantha Holland, Nicola Caton and Tom Rank. Commenting on Gowling WLG’s role in the sale to Upland Software, Kenny Bain (CEO) of […]

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Four things the Comcast deal tells us about City M&A

Over the weekend, nearly two years of tussling for UK media giant Sky came to an end when Comcast’s £30bn bid trumped 21st Century Fox.

But while magic circle firms maintain only they can act on big-ticket M&A, the variety of advisers on call was striking. Here’s what we learned.

Shoosmiths advises Goshawk Communications on launch of mobile network operator

By Lee Perry The national technology, media and telecoms team at law firm Shoosmiths has advised new client Goshawk Communications on a series of deals through which its ground breaking technology will be rolled out to the mobile operator market. The product, MT clearSound, has been launched in the Isle of Man through Manx Telecom […]

Redundancy fears at BT spread to in-house legal team

BT group general counsel Sabine Chalmers has written to lawyers at the telecomms business in a bid to curb fears over job losses which have now spread to its legal team. BT CEO Gavin Patterson has been the most high-profile casualty of the business’s recent struggles as he was asked to step down by shareholders […]

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White & Case advises as CVC buys UnitedLex in biggest-ever legal market deal

CVC Capital Partners has acquired a majority stake in alternative legal services provider UnitedLex in what is believed to be the largest investment in the legal market ever at $500m. UnitedLex CEO Dan Reed led negotiations in-house. The Lawyer can reveal that CVC was advised by a White & Case team led by New York-based partner […]

Walder Wyss advises founders on the launch of komgo SA

Launch of komgo SA : Industry players and banks join forces to launch blockchain platform to transform commodities trade finance On 19 September 2018, fifteen of the world’s largest institutions, including banks, trading companies, an inspection company and an energy major have announced the formation of a new venture known as komgo SA, that will […]

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