Cisco Systems’ Acquisition of Socio Labs

Fenwick & West LLP and Paksoy advised Cisco Systems on the deal while Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian, LLP represented Socio Labs.

Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO), a worldwide leader in technology that powers the internet, announced its agreement to acquire Socio Labs, a modern event technology platform that provides event organizers with everything they need to successfully host in-person, virtual or hybrid events of any size and format.

Together with Socio Labs, Cisco will enrich Webex Events beyond meetings, webinars and webcasts to also include large-scale, multi-session hybrid events and conferences.

The Fenwick transaction team included corporate partners Ken Myers (Picture), Scott Behar and Niping Wu and law clerk Jiarui Li; technology transactions partner Stephen Gillespie, counsel Christoper Josyln and associates Lise Berichel and Julia Arruda; executive compensation and employee benefits partner Matthew Cantor and associate Bryan Belok; privacy and cybersecurity partner Jim Koenig and managing director Brent Hoard; intellectual property associates Emily Bullis and Jessica Chung; and tax partner Adam Halpern, counsel Ora Grinberg and associate Einav Axler.

Paksoy’s team included Partners Elvan Aziz and Sansal Erbacioglu and Associates Gozde Zorlu and Simge Ergin.

The Gunderson deal team was led by corporate partner Michael Irvine and M&A associate Will Haynes and included of counsel Anna Westfelt, and associates Laurel Fedder, Kelly Trimble, Cecilia Jeong, Peter Jung, Sunny Kim, Harrison Hawkes, James Gately, Alex Lee and Chase Beckstead.

Involved fees earner: Julia Arruda – Fenwick & West LLP; Einav Axler – Fenwick & West LLP; Bryan Belok – Fenwick & West LLP; Lise Berichel – Fenwick & West LLP; Emily Bullis – Fenwick & West LLP; Matthew Cantor – Fenwick & West LLP; Jessica Chung – Fenwick & West LLP; Stephen Gillespie – Fenwick & West LLP; Ora Grinberg – Fenwick & West LLP; Adam Halpern – Fenwick & West LLP; Brent Hoard – Fenwick & West LLP; Christopher Joslyn – Fenwick & West LLP; James Koenig – Fenwick & West LLP; Ken Myers – Fenwick & West LLP; Niping Wu – Fenwick & West LLP; Chase Beckstead – Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian; Laurel Fedder – Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian; James Gately – Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian; Harrison Hawkes – Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian; William Haynes – Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian; Michael Irvine – Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian; Cecilia Jeong – Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian; Peter Jung – Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian; Sunny Kim – Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian; Alex Lee – Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian; Kelly Trimble – Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian; Anna Westfelt – Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian; Elvan Aziz – Paksoy; Sansal Erbacioglu – Paksoy; Simge Ergin – Paksoy; Gozde Zorlu – Paksoy;

Law Firms: Fenwick & West LLP; Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian; Paksoy;

Clients: Cisco Systems, Inc.; Socio Labs ;

Author: Martina Bellini