Experience

Asset Sale for Software Developer

Represented a software development company in its sale of assets to a national health care services company in the provider health care and risk management solutions market.

Beat Force Majeure Claims and Secured $3 Million in Damages in Pandemic-Driven Dispute

Represented WideOpenWest, a cable TV, internet and phone provider, before a panel of arbitrators on dueling breach of contract claims after WideOpenWest terminated its agreement with ad partner Viamedia in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the arbitration, Viamedia contended that the pandemic, as a force majeure event, excused its failure to pay WideOpenWest. The panel found Viamedia liable for breach of contract and awarded WideOpenWest nearly $3 million in damages, plus attorneys’ fees and costs.

Insider Trading-Related Internal Investigation

Successfully represented a Big Tech employee in an internal investigation related to insider trading.

$7.5 Million Series A Fundraising for Leading U.K Technology Company

Advised a leading U.K.-headquartered health and wellbeing software company in a $7.5 million venture capital-led fundraising.

$200 Million Sale of U.S. Media Company

Advised on the up to $200 million sale of a U.S. privately held media company to a FTSE 250 company.

Advised a Leading International IT Services Provider in Defending Employment Tribunal Claims

Advised a leading IT services provider in defending an Employment Tribunal claims brought by ex-employees for unfair dismissal (by reason of whistleblowing), as well as for race discrimination.

Defense Counsel for Mobile Advertising Platform Developer and Directors in Delaware Chancery Court

Served as defense counsel for a mobile advertising platform developer and its former directors in a Delaware Chancery Court action alleging breach of fiduciary duty and disclosure violations arising out of an M&A transaction.

Defense of Multinational Tech Company in Patent Infringement Claims

Represented multinational technology company specializing in internet-related services and products (online advertising technologies, search engine, cloud computing, mobile software and hardware) in several matters ranging from alleged infringement of patent covering software methods used in generating differential update packages for mobile device operating systems to patent claims related to the non-cellular signal use in determining a cell phone’s location.

Trade Secret, Cybersecurity Protection for Real Estate Technology Industry Client

Represented leading commercial real estate industry platform and cloud service provider in transactions and disputes including the protection of trade secrets and cybersecurity breaches.

Representation in Sale of Consulting, Tech Company Assets

Assisted in the representation of a client in the sale of its consulting and technology company assets.

$35 Million Proprietary Software Purchase for Gaming Software Client

Represented a leading international provider of gaming software in the purchase of proprietary software valued at $35 million, including the negotiation of complex non-compete clauses and source code escrow.

Counsel to Global Payment Technology Company

Served as corporate counsel to a cloud-based payments technology platform in its global expansion.

Multimillion-Dollar Venture Capital Investment into Gaming Technology Company

Advised an investor on a multimillion-dollar venture capital investment into a mobile sports gaming company.

$32 Million Merger Acquisition of Health Care Tech and Services Provider

Represented health care company in $32 million merger acquisition of health care technology and services provider, following the client’s prior convertible debt investment in the target company.

Acted on Sale of Subsidiary of Large Mobile Operator in Azerbaijan

Acted for a large European mobile operator on the sale of its subsidiary in Azerbaijan.

Acted for Leading Computer Games Software Companies in Protection, Enforcement of Brands

Advised on and registered trade marks related to one of the best-selling video game franchises of all time, including numerous sub-series and spin-off games, media titles and game characters, as well as enforcing such rights through EU customs applications to secure the destruction of numerous shipments of infringing goods – both straight counterfeits and unauthorized third party products.

Advised Clients on Computer-implemented Inventions

Assisted multiple clients in obtaining patents for computer-implemented inventions, which have traditionally posed difficulties in prosecution before the European Patent Office.

Advised Menswear Retailer in SMS Program Launch, Compliance

Advised a major American menswear retailer in launch a transactional SMS program allowing them to communicate via text message with customers who have opted-in. Armstrong Teasdale navigated a strict regulatory environment by identifying regulatory requirements for SMS programs, evaluating internal business processes to streamline compliance, and drafting the requisite consent language. The program required significant cross-collaboration to meet the expected deadlines.

Secondment with Spatial Data Technology Company

Acting as General Counsel in a secondment capacity to a spatial data technology company, advising on all commercial and legal matters within the business.

Created Governance Documents for National Institute of Corrections

Drafted governance documents and intergovernmental agreements relating to criminal justice information sharing among local justice and community health stakeholders adopted by the National Institute of Corrections in its revision of the Guidelines for Developing a Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee.

Representation of SaaS Company

Advised cloud-based SaaS company in connection with various master services agreements, statements of work, information security agreements and business associate agreements with its insurance company customers.

Advised on Equity Fundraising for Samarkand Group Plc

Advised AQSE-quoted Samarkand Group Plc, a cross-border e-commerce technology, services and consumer brand group, on a new fundraising by way of an open offer of new ordinary shares. Samarkand is listed on the APEX segment of the Aquis Stock Exchange Growth Market. The fundraising was successful, with the new ordinary shares admitted to trading on 26 September 2022.

Joan Yu (Partner and head of U.K. Capital Markets) led the transaction, assisted by Solicitor Cameron Sutton (qualified in Western Australia) and Trainee Solicitor Sebastian Clark.

Internal Investigation for Manufacturer Following Sexual Harassment Complaints

Conducted an internal investigation for a high-tech manufacturing company in response to an employee’s complaint of sexual harassment and inappropriate conduct against a manager.

Advised on Admission to Trading, £17 Million Fundraising

Advised Samarkand Group PLC, a cross-border e-commerce technology and retail group, on the admission of its ordinary shares to trading on the APEX segment of the Aquis Stock Exchange Growth Market in the U.K. The significantly oversubscribed fundraising was scaled up from its original £10 million target to accommodate demand from institutional and qualified investors. The final amount raised was £17 million (before expenses) at an issue price of 115 pence per share. The net proceeds will be used primarily for the expansion of Samarkand’s business development activities and to progress the Nomad platform, its proprietary software platform.

Defense Verdict for Wireless Carrier

Obtained a defense verdict in a bench trial for a major wireless telecommunications carrier after a landlord sought to evict the wireless carrier from its premises and force the removal of a tower.

Bankruptcy Counsel for Fortune 10 Tech Retailer

Represented a Fortune 10 American technology retailer in bankruptcy. Advised and assisted the client on many issues, including rejection, assignment and assumption of executory contracts, intellectual property license and privacy issues.

Acquisition of Online Apparel Ecommerce Business, Related IP Assets

Represented an investment firm client in the acquisition at auction of an online specialty retailer’s ecommerce business and related intellectual property assets, including trademarks and domain names, as well as merchandise and other assets. Transaction included negotiating asset purchase agreement, participating in bankruptcy negotiations, review of IP contracts, negotiating of loan document, conducting diligence of IP, as well as transition agreement for continued operation of ecommerce websites and onboarding of IP portfolio.

Counsel to Worldwide Leader in the Payments Technology Industry

Counseled worldwide leader in the payments technology industry across a variety of practice areas in connection with technology development and licensing, and payment processing service offerings.

Patent Portfolio Development Related to Autonomous Vehicles

Led a team of patent attorneys to prepare and file several patent applications for a large client directed to the control, management and diagnostic testing of autonomous vehicles.

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