Fenwick Represents Cisco in Pending Acquisition of Prague-based Cognitive Security

January 29, 2013

Fenwick & West represented Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) in its pending acquisition of Cognitive Security, which is headquartered in Prague, Czech Republic and provides security software focused on applying artificial intelligence techniques to detect advanced cyber threats. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. It is expected to close in the third quarter of Cisco’s fiscal year 2013, subject to customary closing conditions. More information is available from the announcement on Cisco’s website.

The Fenwick transaction team included corporate attorneys Kris Withrow, Doug Cogen, Ken Myers, Mathew Stewart, Christine Chen and Adam Andrews, technology transactions attorneys Stephen Gillespie, Christopher Joslyn, Morgan Fong and Ranjit Narayanan, executive compensation and employee benefits attorneys Gerald Audant, Adriana Sherwood and Allison Cooper, and tax attorneys Ron Schrotenboer and Ora Grinberg. ​