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What the team is known for Strong bench of skilled attorneys with deep-rooted experience in IP and technology issues arising from corporate transactions, joint ventures and reorganizations. Noted for its deft handling of domestic and cross-border outsourcing agreements, including ITO deals and professional services agreements. Maintains expertise in licensing agreements, strategic alliances and e-commerce agreements. Acts for an impressive client base comprising household names in the technology sector and other well-known multinationals.
Strengths One commentator states: "They're practical and very smart lawyers. The team has really good bench strength."
Work highlights Advised SoftBank Vision Fund on its $1 billion investment in the Advanced Technologies Group of Uber Technologies, together with Toyota Motor Corporation and DENSO Corporation.
Charan Sandhu is recommended for IP-driven corporate and commercial licensing transactions, and is a go-to for joint ventures and development agreements between blue-chip technology innovators. Sources appreciate her "sophistication in technology transactions," remarking on her "ability to get deals done and to understand the issues and their place in the wider corporate context."
Jeffrey Osterman advises on the technology dimensions of M&A and private equity deals and also IP licensing arrangements with respect to development projects, joint ventures and strategic alliances. A source says: "He's one of the top lawyers in this space, a very knowledgeable and impressive individual."
Michael Epstein leads the firm's technology and IP transactions group. He advises on the technology aspects and the treatment of IP assets in big-ticket corporate transactions.