Ekinops is a leading supplier of telecommunications solutions for telecom operators and enterprises listed on Euronext Paris (FR0011466069 – EKI). BianchiSchwald acted as legal counsel for Ekinops in its purchase of the start-up SixSq SA, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider for Edge Computing (https://www.ekinops.com/news/corporate/ekinops-acquires-sixsq-and-steps-up-its-presence-in-edge-computing) based in Geneva. BianchiSchwald assisted Ekinops throughout this transaction, in particular, with all contractual, corporate, tax, IT and employment matters. The transaction consisted of the acquisition by Ekinops of 100% of the share-capital of SixSq SA as well as its financing by Ekinops allowing SixSq SA to significantly increase its sales operations and R&A activities at its Geneva headquarters.
BianchiSchwald team was led by Hélène Weidmann (partner in the Corporate, M&A practice), and also included Joseph Merhai (partner, head of the Tax practice), Gianni Fera (managing associate, Tax practice), Christoph Gasser (partner, head of the IP, IT and Data protection practice), Thierry Burnens (associate IP, IT and Data protection practice), Blaise Lambelet (director Finance and controlling), Elodie Le Guen (managing associate, Labour Law practice), and Christofer Lacraz (associate, M&A practice).
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