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Technology

With an established presence in the heart of Silicon Valley, as well as offices strategically placed in close proximity to the major tech hubs around the world, technology companies turn to us for practical legal advice that retains an appreciation for the nuances and subtleties in what could be described as the economy's most complex sector. 
Practice of the Year
Named a Technology Practice Group of the Year, Law360 2013

Our clients include both well-known players and emerging startups in software, hardware, semiconductors, and new and social media. The Firm’s client base also includes private equity investors, lenders and underwriters active in the booming tech industry. Our engagements have included:

TRANSACTIONS
Dell and Silver Lake Partners' $67 billion (announced value) acquisition of EMC Corporation and Silver Lake Partners in its $24.4 billion acquisition of Dell
Microsoft in its announced $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn, the third largest tech deal in history
Alibaba in its $25 billion IPO, the largest in history, and numerous M&A matters
SunGard in its $9.1 billion sale to Fidelity National Information Services
Microsoft in its $7.2 billion acquisition of Nokia's phone business
LITIGATION
Qualcomm and FLO TV in a case-dispositive summary judgment win related to TV software
CSR in a patent infringement action asserting claims relating to WiFi and other technology
Chinese online retailer LightInTheBox in a trademark infringement and counterfeiting litigation brought by Oakley
Innovation
The Financial Times recognized the Firm for our innovation in the Business of Law category in both its 2014 and 2013 U.S. Innovative Lawyers Reports

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      The Simpson Thacher team celebrates with Alibaba outside the NYSE on the first day of trading

      Foreground, left to right: Dan Dees, Goldman Sachs; Vikram Malhotra, Credit Suisse; Daniel Auerbach, Fidelity Growth Partners Asia; Bill Hinman, Simpson Thacher; Jack Ma, Alibaba Group; Joe Tsai, Alibaba Group; Leiming Chen, Simpson Thacher; Claire Suddens-Spiers, Rothschild; Tim Steinert, Alibaba Group    

      Reuters/Lucas Jackson