Edward Black > Ropes & Gray LLP > Boston, United States > Lawyer Profile

Ropes & Gray LLP
800 BOYLSTON STREET
BOSTON, MA 02199
United States

Work Department

Technology, Media & Telecommunications

Position

Partner

Career

https://www.ropesgray.com/en/biographies/b/edward-g-black?AK=Ed%20Black

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Media, technology and telecoms > Technology transactions

Ropes & Gray LLP has an experienced technology transactions team that is extremely busy on the corporate acquisitions front. The team provides strong support on major strategic M&As, private equity investments and SPAC combinations, where it represents a broad mix of funds and technology companies. The practice also advises clients on standalone technology transactions including collaboration and shared service agreements as well as licensing arrangements. The multidisciplinary group represents clients across several key markets, including fintech, software, transport, hardware, big data and communications. The team is led by Edward Black in Boston, while Silicon Valley-based IP transactional partner Megan Baca is particularly experienced on the digital health side.

United States > Media, technology and telecoms > Fintech

Ropes & Gray LLP is especially busy on the transactional front. The team advised on several prominent SPAC mergers, often with a strong cross-border element, such as as Altimeter Growth’s $40bn combination with Singapore’s Grab Holdings. The firm’s market-leading private equity practice also generates a steady flow of related investment mandates. The team regularly assists underwriters and issuers on IPOs and bond listings. Additional support is provided on regulatory matters and high-end contractual negotiations including shared services agreements. Key partners include Boston-based Edward Black, who heads the firm’s global fintech practice and has a good track record in cryptocurrency, payments technology and robo-advisors. Black co-heads the TMT practice with Silicon Valley IP litigator Andrew Thomases. New York’s Scott Abramowitz is busy on the private equity side while Samer Musallam in Washington DC is a lead partner for fintech regulatory investigations and disputes.