April 13, 2016
Credit Suisse announced that it has entered into a joint venture with Silicon Valley company Palantir Technologies in the creation of a new company called Signac. Signac will focus on identifying unauthorized trading in the financial services industry using big data analytic tools.
Latham represented Credit Suisse in the transaction with a team led by New York FinTech partners Vivian Maese and Jim Gorton, with counsels Lou Trotta and Rifka Singer and associates Alexandra Croswell, Jessica Selby, Eileen Rhein, and Cameron Kates. Additional advice was provided by New York partner Alan Avery on bank regulatory matters; London partner Andrew Macklin with London associate Emily Cridland on mergers and acquisitions matters; Washington, D.C. partner Cheryl Coe, London partner Karl Mah, with Washington, D.C. associate Nicolle Nonken Gibbs and London associates Sarah Gadd and Kendall Burnett on tax matters; and New York/Washington D.C. partner Lawrence Buterman, Brussels partner Hector Armengod, and Washington D.C. counsel Sydney Smith on antitrust and competition matters.