Latham & Watkins Advises Chess.com In Growth Investment from Leading Growth Equity Investor General Atlantic

Firm advises the world’s leading digital chess platform in the transaction.

January 18, 2022

Chess.com, the world’s largest chess platform, has announced that General Atlantic, a leading global growth equity investor, has become a significant investor.

Latham & Watkins LLP represented Chess.com in the transaction with a team led by Bay Area transactional partners Luke Bergstrom and Haim Zaltzman, with associates Jake Wasserman and Michael Magstadt. Advice was also provided on tax matters by Los Angeles partner Pardis Zomorodi; on benefits matters by Bay Area partner Julie Crisp, with associate Aaron Tso; on intellectual property matters by Bay Area partner Michelle Gross, with associate Caroline Omotayo; on data privacy matters by Bay Area counsel Robert Blamires, with associate Sam Maerz-Boening; and on antitrust matters by Bay Area partner Kelly Fayne and Washington, D.C. counsel Patrick English, with associates Kevin Wu and Ben Isaacs.

 
 
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