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About Marissa Yu

Marissa is an intellectual property associate in Silicon Valley.

Her practice focuses on intellectual property-related matters, with an emphasis on public and private cross-border mergers and acquisitions, licensing, strategic partnerships and joint ventures, and emerging technologies.

Recent work

  • TriNet on its acquisition of Zenefits from Francisco Partners.
  • Beiersdorf on its acquisition of premier beauty and skin care brand, Chantecaille.
  • Saint-Gobain on its pending $2.3bn acquisition of GCP Applied Technologies.
  • Sitel Group on its $2.2bn take-private of Sykes Enterprises. 
  • Sandvik on its acquisition of DWFritz Automation.
  • Honeywell on the combination of Honeywell Quantum Solutions and Cambridge Quantum Computing and acquisition of a majority stake in the combined company.
  • Siemens on its $700m acquisition of Supplyframe.
  • Zymergen on its IPO, conversion to a public benefit corporation and other corporate law matters.
  • AstraZeneca on its $39bn acquisition of Alexion Pharmaceuticals.
  • Google on its $4.5bn transaction with Jio Platforms.
  • Royal Caribbean Group on the all-cash carve-out of its Azamara cruise line to Sycamore Partners, including its three-ship fleet and associated intellectual property.
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise on its $925m acquisition of Silver Peak, the leading software-defined wide area networks company.
  • One Equity Partners on its acquisition of Spartonics, Sparton Corporation's manufacturing and design business.
  • Goldfinch Partners on its acquisition of Vesta, a fintech pioneer in fully guaranteed payment and fraud protection technologies.
  • Volkswagen on its investment in QuantumScape, a solid-state battery technology company.
  • CVC Capital Partners on its $1.375bn acquisition of Ontic, a leading provider of OEM-licensed parts for legacy aerospace platforms, from BBA Aviation.
  • Volkswagen AG on its $2.6bn investment in Argo AI, an autonomous vehicle technology company.
  • Novartis AG on its $5.3bn acquisition of Xiidra from Takeda Pharmaceutical Company.
  • Beiersdorf AG on its $550m acquisition of the Coppertone business from Bayer AG.
  • Verisk on the acquisition of SAP’s Content as a Service (CaaS) business and a strategic partnership with SAP to co-develop product compliance solutions.
  • Continental AG on its $266m acquisition of Cooper-Standard Automotive Inc.’s anti-vibration systems business.
  • Starbucks Corporation on its $7.15bn global coffee alliance with Nestlé. 

Qualifications

Education

  • JD, Harvard Law School, cum laude.
  • MPhil, University of Cambridge.
  • BA, Cornell University, Phi Beta Kappa.

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • California