Friday, July 27, 2012
Shearman & Sterling is representing the Intellectual Property & Science business of long-standing client Thomson Reuters in its acquisition of MarkMonitor. The completion of the acquisition is subject to standard regulatory approvals. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
As a global leader in online brand protection, MarkMonitor provides advanced technology and expertise that protects the revenues and reputations of the world's leading brands through domain name management, brand protection, anti-piracy and anti-fraud services. Headquartered in San Francisco, MarkMonitor has regional offices and operations centers in London, Boise, and the Washington, D.C. metro area.
Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, combining industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial and risk, legal, tax and accounting, intellectual property and science and media markets, powered by the world's most trusted news organization. With headquarters in New York and major operations in London and Eagan, Minnesota, Thomson Reuters employs approximately 60,000 people and operates in over 100 countries.
The Shearman & Sterling team was led by partners George Casey (New York-Mergers & Acquisitions) and Samuel Waxman (New York-Mergers & Acquisitions/Intellectual Property Transactions) and included partnersPeter Blessing (New York-Tax), Douglas McFadyen (New York-Tax), John Cannon (New York-Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits), andDale Collins (New York-Antitrust) and counsel Lisl Dunlop (New York-Antitrust).
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