Square’s Acquisition Of Verse


Latham & Watkins represented Square in the transaction.

Square Inc., the San Francisco-based payments platform, has acquired Verse, a Spanish P2P payments app that allows customers to send and receive payments from friends and family instantly, safely, and free of charge.

Latham & Watkins LLP represented Square in the transaction with a corporate team led by Bay Area partner Greg Roussel (Picture) and Madrid partner Ignacio Pallares, with Bay Area associates Saad Khanani, Michelle Lu, and Amanda Dillon, and Madrid associate Ori Assa. Advice was also provided on technology transactions matters by Bay Area partner JD Marple and London partner Christian McDermott, with Los Angeles associate Jia Jia Huang and London associate Lucy Tucker; on data privacy and security matters by London partner Gail Crawford; on regulatory matters by London partner Stuart Davis, with London associate Brett Carr; on tax matters by Madrid partner Jordi Dominguez, Bay Area partner Grace Lee, and Madrid counsel Ivan Rabanillo, with Boston associate Jeremiah Cowen; on benefits and compensation matters by Bay Area partner Julie Crisp and Madrid partner Naiara Rodriguez-Escudero, with Madrid associate Guillermo Ruiz de Salazar; and on capital markets matters by Madrid partner Ignacio Gómez-Sancha, with Madrid associate Rafael Martínez-Echevarría.

Involved fees earner: Ori Assa – Latham & Watkins; Brett Carr – Latham & Watkins; Jeremiah Cowen – Latham & Watkins; Gail Crawford – Latham & Watkins; Julie Crisp – Latham & Watkins; Stuart Davis – Latham & Watkins; Amanda Dillon – Latham & Watkins; Jordi Dominguez – Latham & Watkins; Ignacio Gómez-Sancha – Latham & Watkins; Jia Jia Huang – Latham & Watkins; Saad Khanani – Latham & Watkins; Grace Lee – Latham & Watkins; Michelle Lu – Latham & Watkins; JD Marple – Latham & Watkins; Rafael Martínez-Echevarría Ozámiz – Latham & Watkins; Christian McDermott – Latham & Watkins; Ignacio Pallares – Latham & Watkins; Ivan Rabanillo – Latham & Watkins; Naiara Rodriguez-Escudero – Latham & Watkins; Greg Roussel – Latham & Watkins; Guillermo Ruiz de Salazar – Latham & Watkins; Lucy Tucker – Latham & Watkins;

Law Firms: Latham & Watkins;

Clients: Square Inc.;

Author: Ambrogio Visconti