Latham & Watkins advised Zynga Inc. (Nasdaq: ZNGA), a global leader in interactive entertainment, on its acquisition of NanoTribe, an independent mobile game studio based in Germany. The Berlin-based studio is the first studio outside of Turkey managed by Rollic, a subsidiary of Zynga, adding to Rollic’s growing family of hyper-casual game developers and marking the expansion of its base into new markets.
The Latham team was led by corporate Bay
Area partner Greg Roussel and London associate Katie Kaplucha, with support
from Bay Area associate Erika Solanki. Advice on German corporate matters was
provided by Hamburg partner Nils Röver, with associates Philipp Thomssen, Jana
Maué, and Edward Martin; on employment matters by Munich partner Tobias Leder,
with associate Christian Strauss; on intellectual property and data protection
matters by Frankfurt partner Susan Kempe-Mueller and Los Angeles partner Ghaith
Mahmood, with counsel Robert Blamires and associates Wolf-Tassilo Böhm, Daniela
Jaeger, Sam Maerz-Boening, Jonas Kraus, Pia Sophie Sösemann, Heather Lui, and
Jack Chai; on tax matters by Hamburg partners Tobias Klass and Verena Seevers;
and on antitrust and regulatory matters by associates Alisia Maria Haber,
Christian Steger, Alexander Wilhelm, and Julia-Bianka Schenkel.