Hogan Lovells advises Synopsys on transaction with Juniper Networks to form silicon photonics company

Silicon Valley, CA, 12 April 2022 — Global law firm Hogan Lovells advised Synopsys in its transaction with Juniper Networks to form a new company that will provide an open silicon photonics platform that addresses the growing photonic requirements in applications such as telecom, datacom, LiDAR, healthcare, HPC, AI, and optical computing. Read more on the transaction, which closed April 4, at Synopsys.

The Hogan Lovells M&A team was led by partner Nate Gallon (Silicon Valley) with associates Ernesto Sanz (Miami) and Jason Sloan (New York). Partner Mike Frank (Silicon Valley) and associate Nirupa Persaud (New York) advised on benefits; partner John Brockland and associate Whei Hsueh (both San Francisco) advised on the intellectual property aspects of the deal; and partner Christine Lane and senior associate David Steenburg (both Washington, D.C.) provided tax guidance.

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