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Latham & Watkins Advises Entrust in Acquisition of Onfido

February 7, 2024
Cross-border team represents the identity, payments, and data security solutions provider in deal with AI-powered identify verification company.

Entrust, a global leader in trusted payments, identities, and data security, has announced that it has entered into exclusive discussions to acquire London-based Onfido, a global leader in cloud-based, AI-powered identity verification (IDV) technology. Any agreement remains subject to regulatory approval and other steps required in accordance with applicable laws.

Latham & Watkins LLP represents Entrust in the transaction with a cross-border corporate deal team led by Bay Area partner Mark Bekheit and London partner Sam Newhouse, with associates Kit Adamson and Hadi Najem. Advice was also provided on French corporate matters by Paris partner Pierre-Louis Cléro, with associate Lorraine Dorval; on employment and benefits matters by London partner Sarah Gadd and Paris counsel Romain Nairi, with associate Anna Cloke; on tax matters by London partner Karl Mah, New York partner Matthew Dewitz, and London counsel James Leslie; on data privacy and intellectual property matters by London partner Fiona Maclean, with associate Lorenzo Meusburger; and on sanctions matters by London partner Robert Price and Washington, D.C. counsel Andrew Galdes, with associates Elizabeth Annis, Allison Hugi, and Thomas Lane.