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Latham & Watkins Advises The Block in Acquisition by Foresight Ventures

November 14, 2023
Multidisciplinary team represented the crypto-focused information services company.

Foresight Ventures, a Singapore-based crypto investment firm, has purchased a majority stake in The Block, an information services company empowering smart decisions for those who invest in, work with, make decisions about or seek to understand digital assets. The deal values The Block at US$70 million.

Latham & Watkins LLP advised The Block in the transaction with an Emerging Companies & Growth team led by New York partner Peyton Worley, with associates Eduard Grigoryan, Galina Vujovic, Saem Kim, and Andrew Walsh. Advice was also provided on tax matters by Washington, D.C. partner Andrea Ramezan-Jackson, on benefits and compensation matters by Boston partner Josh Friedman, Bay Area partner Ashley Wagner, and New York counsel Sandra Benjamin, with associates Jina Davidovich and Yoojin DeNiro; on sanctions matters by Washington, D.C. counsel Catherine Hein; on data privacy matters by Bay Area partner Robert Blamires, with associate Kiara Vaughn; and on intellectual property matters by Boston partner Sarah Gagan with associate Deborah Hinck.