Washington-based attorneys from Covington & Burling and Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft are part of the global team assisting Microsoft Corporation in its $8.5 billion purchase of Skype Global.
Microsoft announced its plans today to acquire the Internet voice and video chat service.
Covington’s 13-lawyer team included Washington-based partner Yaron Dori and associates Elizabeth Canter and Paula Domingos. Attorneys from the firm’s San Francisco, Brussels and London offices are also working on the deal.
Washington-based Cadwalader partners Charles “Rick” Rule and Jonathan Kanter are serving as antitrust counsel to Microsoft.
For more on the purchase and the other firms and attorneys involved, check out the National Law Journal’s sister publication, Am Law Daily.