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"An experienced technology team with a fine track record in M&A and capital markets transactions. Also regularly engaged to advise on regulatory compliance issues and corporate governance matters."

Chambers USA 2016 (Technology: Corporate & Commercial)

Baker Botts' technology transactions lawyers are experienced in business growth and strategy, collaborating with our clients to drive value. We have 30+ years of experience representing leading technology companies. We take particular care to approach our clients' needs with the big picture in mind. From the outset of every representation and every new matter, we strive to gain a sense of our client's business goals to develop a strategy designed to further those goals, rather than viewing each matter in isolation.

Our clients' strategic business transactions involve strategic commercial alliances, marketing agreements, and joint development and joint venturing or partnering arrangements between emerging growth and well-established organizations for mutual benefit. They also involve licensing, distribution, development, and integration arrangements, as well as outsourcing and services transactions. When negotiating these transactions, we recognize each party's desire to maximize value and minimize risk while still creating an advantageous commercial relationship that allows for growth as business needs change.

We also bring the technological know-how to bear in all transactions - unlike most general practice law firms, Baker Botts has a full-service intellectual property group handling all manner of IP-focused transactions. Our 180 IP lawyers collectively hold over 220 scientific and technical degrees and have the comprehensive experience in IP prosecution, diligence and litigation matters that affords us strategic insights into the technology, business and legal issues involved in each IP-focused transaction. Whether the matter involves a single transaction or is part of a much larger deal, we can structure solutions to meet the client's objectives.

Why Baker Botts?

Recognition. Nationally and internationally ranked practices in both M&A and IP that work seamlessly from Silicon Valley to Washington, D.C., Texas, New York and London, to serve clients globally and cost-effectively. Our understanding of both the nature of the technology and the commercial business objectives enhances our ability to add value through creative and comprehensive transaction design, diligence and execution approaches.

Collaborative. Understanding the intersection of technology and the commercial business objectives enhances our ability to add value through creative and comprehensive transaction design, diligence and execution approaches. We advise clients globally and with interdisciplinary teams that mix corporate and IP experience, commercial transactions experience, and regulatory compliance.

Experienced. 30+ years of tech sector experience advising on strategic commercial alliances, mergers & acquisitions, corporate venture capital investments, and joint development and joint venture arrangements. These transactions often involve commercial licensing, and supply, marketing and distribution arrangements for critical or innovative technology.

Business-focused. We recognize each party’s desire to maximize value and minimize risk while still creating an advantageous commercial relationship that allows for growth as business needs change.