ZRP
Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii

Clifford Chance sets up global cross-practice Tech Group

30 Ianuarie 2018   |   BizLawyer

The firm has been ranked Tier 1 in Global Fintech, in the recent publication of the Chambers Fintech 2018 guide

 
 
Clifford Chance has convened a global cross-practice Tech Group that will advise clients from all sectors on the risk and opportunity that technology brings. The Group's strategy was developed in response to client demand and the pace of regulatory change.

There are nearly 400 lawyers in the Tech Group across the globe and all practice areas, including a team in the Bucharest office Clifford Chance BadeaLoredana Ralea, counsel, and senior lawyers Diana Crângașu and Raluca Coman.

Services provided by the technological group will focus on Tech M&A, Intellectual Property, Antitrust, Cyber, Data and Fintech.

The firm has advised some of the world's leading Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) clients for many years. Based on this strong portfolio, Clifford Chance has been ranked Tier 1 in Global Fintech, in the recent publication of the Chambers Fintech 2018 guide.


According to the international guide, "Clifford Chance has a highly developed FinTech practice with outstanding expertise in a number of related areas, most notably in handling financial regulatory matters. Its global network of satellite offices, in conjunction with high-level legal and technological expertise, makes the firm a top choice for supporting growth into new markets. The firm regularly advises international financial institutions and also caters to early-stage companies in the FinTech sector, partnering with select startups to provide cost-sensitive legal advice."

One client mentions that the firm is "more willing than most firms to work to alternative fee structures, supporting the startup community by being reasonable, constructive, and creative." "Reliable in their responsiveness and in the quality of their work: they perform at the same level wherever they are located," adds another client.

The Bucharest office has recently advised on several projects in the TMT industries:
•    Vitruvian Partners becomes a minority shareholder in BitDefender - Advising independent European private equity firm Vitruvian Partners in relation to its taking over a 30% stake in Romanian technology company BitDefender, a leading global cyber security player.
•    The Digi Communications N.V. IPO - Romanian law advisory to Citigroup and Deutsche Bank (as Joint Global Coordinators), and BT Capital Partners S.A., BRD - Groupe Societe Generale S.A., Societe Generale S.A., Raiffeisen Bank S.A. and Wood & Company Financial Services (as bookrunners) in relation to the Digi Communications N.V. public offering and admission of shares to trading on the Regulated Spot Market of Bucharest Stock Exchange.
•    Financing the NetCity Telecom acquisition by Direct One – Advising Banca Comercială Română and BRD Groupe Société Générale in relation to them financing the acquisition of NetCity by Direct One.
•    RCS & RDS refinancing through bonds issue and a syndicated loan – Advising JP Morgan & Citibank in relation to the 350-Million Euro bonds issue.

At a global level, the firm has advised
•    Inmarsat on its strategic partnership with Deutsche Telekom in a project to combine business critical IP assets from the partners and create new technology for the fastest in-flight broadband systems for commercial aircrafts, alongside the development and implementation of the European Aviation Network.
•    A global technology company in relation to a GDPR readiness project.
•    Launching Credit Suisse's digital private bank in 2014-2015 and in 2016 advising on its partnership with fintech company Mesitis Pte Ltd, which enables the bank to offer clients access to "Canopy", an automated account aggregation platform and reporting tool.
•    Zhejiang Jinke Entertainment, which is listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, on its US$1 billion acquisition of 100% of the shares of Outfit 7, which is headquartered in UK and Cyprus with operations in Slovenia. Outfit 7 is the creator and developer of highly-popular mobile games such as 'Talking Tom' and 'Talking Angela'. This is the largest acquisition in the history of Slovenia to date.
•    A consortium of funds, Cinven, Permira, and Mid Europa, on the acquisition of the Allegro Group (Allegro), the largest online marketplace and non-food shopping destination in Poland and Ceneo, a price comparison site, from South African-based global Internet and entertainment group Naspers for US$3.253 billion.
•    Imagination Technologies Group PLC, an independent IP licensing business, in respect of a Takeover Code-governed offer for Imagination by a subsidiary of funds managed by Canyon Bridge Capital Partners, LLC  and concurrent disposal of the MIPS business to Tallwood Capital.
•    FairSearch Europe (an industry coalition that includes companies such as Naspers, Oracle and Tripadvisor) as an intervenor on the European Commission's investigation into Google for its abuse of its dominant position in search.
•    Fujitsu Limited on the formation of a joint venture with Lenovo Group Limited and the Development Bank of Japan Inc. The joint venture will focus on the research, development, design, manufacturing and sales of Client Computing Devices for the global PC market.

Clifford Chance's Tech Group comprises a global, cross-practice team of over 400 lawyers with extensive industry expertise. As well as representing market-leading players in the Tech sector, the group helps a range of clients to explore the opportunities and risks that technology brings.
 
 

PNSA

 
 

ARTICOLE PE ACEEASI TEMA

ARTICOLE DE ACELASI AUTOR


 

Ascunde Reclama
 
 

POSTEAZA UN COMENTARIU


Nume *
Email (nu va fi publicat) *
Comentariu *
Cod de securitate*







* campuri obligatorii


Articol 12 / 1954
 

Ascunde Reclama
 
 
 
BREAKING NEWS
ESENTIAL
LegiTeam: Voicu & Filipescu is looking for lawyers
Promovare în echipa de banking & finance a Schoenherr. Adina Damaschin devine counsel
Cei mai buni avocați de fuziuni și achiziții din România. Clasamentul Chambers Global 2018
CMS a consiliat consorțiul Raiffeisen Bank S.A. - Swiss Capital S.A. în oferta publică și listarea la bursă a companiei Purcari Wineries PLC
RTPR Allen & Overy a asistat Purcari Wineries în legătură cu Oferta Publică Inițială
PNSA a asistat Unirii View în obținerea unei finanțări de 23 mil. €. Banii merg în dezvoltarea clădirii de 19 etaje
Hategan Attorneys obține în instanță o victorie importantă pentru industria de energie regenerabilă
Stratulat Albulescu își consolidează echipa de Banking & Finance prin cooptarea lui Costin Teodorovici ca Partener
Avocații Mușat & Asociații spun că piața avocaturii de business va suferi schimbări majore în următorii ani, legate în principal de evoluția tehnicii, a dreptului, dar și a nevoilor curente ale clienților. Firma a creat un cadru de cooperare directă la nivel global cu compania Facebook și mizează pe o creștere cu cel puțin 10-15% a volumului activității, anul acesta
Niculeasa Law Firm obține pentru General Leasing anularea măsurilor asiguratorii în cuantum de cca. 42 mil. lei, dispuse de Direcția Regională Antifraudă Fiscală
Mușat & Asociații, NNDKP și ZRP, pe lista scurtă a premianților MIP în domeniul proprietății intelectuale
Cum vede un Leading Lawyer pentru practica de White-Collar Crime evoluția pieței în 2018. Mihai Mareș, Managing Partner Mareș Danilescu Mareș: Piața avocaturii de penal-comercial va continua să crească. Corporațiile și firmele străine care fac business în România sunt tot mai atente la procesele de respectare si aplicare a cerințelor legale
 
Citeste pe SeeNews Digital Network
  • BizBanker

  • BizLeader

      in curand...
  • SeeNews

    in curand...