S&C Partner Mehdi Ansari Participates in GDR Roundtable Discussion on the Rise of Data in Transactions

April 26, 2019

S&C intellectual property partner Mehdi Ansari participated in a roundtable hosted by Global Data Review, discussing the rise of data in transactions. The highlights of the conversation were published in the April issue of GDR.
Mehdi pointed to a number of areas where data has had an impact, including divestitures. “At the beginning of my practice, you rarely saw a lot of specific agreements dealing with data transfer and data licensing. It was typically covered by a combination of other provisions,” he said. “Now, you often see specific attention to transfer and licensing of data, both legal rights and tangible transfer of data.”

S&C's intellectual property group advises clients on a broad range of intellectual property and technology issues confronting today's businesses. Mehdi was named a 2019 Intellectual Property Trailblazer by the National Law Journal for his work on several significant and IP-intensive recent matters, including his representation of Bayer AG in the IP aspects of its $66 billion acquisition of Monsanto and the divestiture of several crop science businesses to BASF for $9 billion.