Rakuten, Inc., an internet services company based in Tokyo and listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, has acquired a substantial minority stake in getAbstract AG, the global leader in compressed digital content.

Walder Wyss acted as legal advisor to Rakuten, Inc. The team was led by Luc Defferrard (Partner, Corporate/M&A) and Alexandre Both (Managing Associate, Corporate/M&A) and further included Robert Desax (Managing Associate, Tax), Janine Corti (Associate, Tax), Boris Räber (Associate, Corporate/M&A) and Christine Scherrer (Associate, IP/IT).