Dewey & LeBoeuf’s global technology M&A practice has fielded a team of lawyers in Silicon Valley, New York and London to advise leading web browser developer Opera Software ASA on its simultaneous acquisitions of Mobile Theory and 4th Screen.

Opera Software, based in Oslo and listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange, is one of the world’s leading developers of desktop, device and mobile device web browsers, operating from offices around the world. Mobile Theory is a San Francisco-based mobile advertising business, focused on serving clients in the US market. 4th Screen is a London-based mobile advertising business which operates across Europe.

Dewey & LeBoeuf’s international team was led by Partner Keith Flaum in Northern California and Partner Jim McNally in London. They were assisted on the acquisition of Mobile Theory by Partner Eric Reifschneider and Associates Nishal Ramphal, Janice Parmar and Zen Zhang. Partner Mitchel Pahl and Associate Lucericia Messiah advised on compensation and benefits matters and Partner Arthur Hazlitt and Associate Shane Milam assisted on tax matters.

Associate Jonathan Woodall worked with Mr. McNally on the acquisition of 4th Screen. Partner Sarah Linton, Consultant Michael Salters and Associate Grace Man advised on compensation and benefits matters, Partner Judith Harger and Associate Farheen Raza advised on tax matters, Associate Tim Hickman assisted on IP matters and Associate Johanna Baker advised on real estate matters.

Dewey & LeBoeuf’s global technology M&A team has advised leading technology companies, such as eBay, Applied Materials, Zynga, and Riverbed Technologies, on major cross-border transactions around the world.


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