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Latham & Watkins LLP

Anthony Klein

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Anthony R. Klein is the global Co-chair of Latham & Watkins’ Technology Transactions Practice, global Co-chair of the Information Technology – Systems & Solutions Industry Group and a member of the Emerging Companies Practice.  


United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

Commercial deals and contracts

Within: Commercial deals and contracts

Latham & Watkins LLP has particular expertise in negotiating broadcasting and licensing arrangements, and also handles major joint venture and distribution agreements in the media and entertainment and mobile app industries. Highlights in the Los Angeles office included Adam J. Sullins advising Facebook on the acquisition of certain sports broadcasting rights, and recently promoted partner Ghaith Mahmoud acting for Mattel in relation to a joint venture agreement with the internet technology company NetEast to develop new gaming experiences. Additionally, Silicon Valley-based practice head Anthony R. Klein acted for Lyft in the $250m acquisition of urban bike-sharing company Motivate, which included the adoption of existing city contracts. The firm also assisted Nestlé with licensing agreements to display third-party brands on its food products, which included agreements with household names such as Warner Bros and Disney.

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United States: Media, technology and telecoms


Within: Outsourcing

Latham & Watkins LLP has been particularly active in the tourism, media, telecoms, banking and healthcare industries, where it is often involved in IT outsourcing arrangements and transactions that involve management and business administration processes. Key contacts in the practice group include Silicon Valley-based department head Anthony R. Klein, San Francisco-based JD Marple and Jeremiah M. Wolsk, who practices in the firm's Washington DC office. Highlights include advising Charles Schwab on agreements with Accenture in relation to BPO outsourcing projects. OpenTable, Clorox Company, PacifiCare Health Systems and Broadcast Music are also among the team's clients.

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Technology transactions

Within: Leading lawyers

Anthony R. Klein - Latham & Watkins LLP

Within: Technology transactions

Latham & Watkins LLP is well known for handling commercial technology and IP licensing transactions in industry sectors including financial services, retail and telecoms. Recently promoted partner Ghaith Mahmoud, who is based in Los Angeles, has been advising Tencent Holdings on contractual risks involved with certain IP licensing and software distribution arrangements. San Francisco-based J.D. Marple represented the fintech company Digital Asset Holdings in contractual negotiations with the Australian Stock Exchange to replace the post-trade settlement system with a blockchain solution. The team is also acting for prominent grocery store operator Safeway in the sale of its Canadian division to the retailer Sobeys, which involves the negotiation of a transition services agreement pursuant to which the client will provide IT services to the purchasing party. Silicon Valley-based practice head Anthony R. Klein is also recommended.

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