Square’s Acquisition of Dessa


Latham & Watkins LLP represented Square, Inc. in the transaction.

Square, Inc. executed the acquisition of Dessa, a Toronto-based company building machine learning applications that address significant real-world challenges for all types of businesses.

Square, Inc. is a financial services, merchant services aggregator, and mobile payment company based in San Francisco, California. The company markets several software and hardware payments products and has expanded into small business services.

Latham & Watkins LLP represented Square with a corporate team led by partner Greg Roussel (Picture) with associates Saad Khanani, Michelle Lu, Grace Chediak and Amanda Dillon. Advice was also provided on intellectual property matters by partner Giri Pathmanaban; on technology transaction matters by partner JD Marple with associate Jia Jia Huang; on data privacy matters by counsel Robert Blamires with associate Jimmy Smith; on tax matters by partner Grace Lee with associate Jeremiah Cowen; and on benefits and compensation matters by partner Julie Crisp with associate Brianna Stellpflug.

Involved fees earner: Robert Blamires – Latham & Watkins; Grace Chediak – Latham & Watkins; Jeremiah Cowen – Latham & Watkins; Julie Crisp – Latham & Watkins; Amanda Dillon – Latham & Watkins; Jia Jia Huang – Latham & Watkins; Saad Khanani – Latham & Watkins; Grace Lee – Latham & Watkins; Michelle Lu – Latham & Watkins; JD Marple – Latham & Watkins; Giri Pathmanaban – Latham & Watkins; Greg Roussel – Latham & Watkins; James Smith – Latham & Watkins; Brianna Stellpflug – Latham & Watkins;

Law Firms: Latham & Watkins;

Clients: Square Inc.;

Author: Ambrogio Visconti