Fenwick Named Technology M&A Law Firm of the Year for Third Consecutive Year

Mountain View, CA (November 7, 2017)– For the third year in a row, Fenwick & West has been named Technology Law Firm of the Year by Global M&A Network.

Fenwick also earned four deal of the year awards, including the Technology M&A Deal of the Year and the Cross Border Deal of the Year in the Americas Middle Markets category, as well as the Asia Pacific Deal of the Year and the Global Consumer Deal of the Year in the Global Major Markets category.

“These awards are a terrific testament to the breadth and depth of our M&A team,” Fenwick M&A group co-chair Doug Cogen said. “Not only did we again win Tech M&A Law Firm of the Year, but each of the four deals that were recognized with awards this year were led by a different Fenwick M&A partner—Ken Myers (Appirio), Greg Roussel (Supercell), Lynda Twomey (Cisco) and Kris Withrow (Jet.com).”

As the firm did last year, Fenwick recei​ved the Technology M&A Deal of the Year award, this year for serving as legal advisor to Cisco in its $610 million acquisition of Viptela, a privately held software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) company based in San Jose. Fenwick was also awarded with the large Cross Border M&A Deal of the year for representation of Appirio in its $500 million acquisition by Wipro, which will create one of the world’s largest cloud transformation practices.

The firm also received the Asia Pacific Deal of the Year award for the firm’s representation of Supercell Oy, a Finland-based developer of mobile games, in its $8.6 billion majority stake acquisition by Tencent Holdings Limited, one of China’s largest and most used Internet portals. And Fenwick earned the Global Consumer Deal of the Year for representing Jet.com in its $3 billion acquisition by Walmart, the largest U.S. e-commerce acquisition ever.

About Fenwick & West
Fenwick & West LLP provides comprehensive legal services to ground-breaking technology and life sciences companies—at every stage of their lifecycle—and the investors that partner with them. We craft innovative, cost-effective and practical solutions on issues ranging from venture capital, public offerings, joint ventures, M&A and strategic relationships, to intellectual property, litigation and dispute resolution, taxation, antitrust, and employment and labor law. For more than four decades, Fenwick has helped some of the world's most recognized companies become and remain market leaders. For more information, please visit fenwick.com​.


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