Claudia Sousa

Biography

Claudia Sousa is an associate in the Technology and IP Transactions practice in London, and a member of the firm’s Privacy and Cybersecurity Group.

Claudia advises both domestic and international clients across a range of sectors including private equity, financial services, social media, media sport and entertainment, technology, and telecoms in connection with commercial contracts, intellectual property licensing, global data privacy matters, e-commerce, information technology, and diligence of private equity and venture capital transactions.

Prior to joining Weil, Claudia trained and qualified as an associate in the Data and Technology Transaction team at another US-headquartered firm in London.

Representative experience includes advising*:

  • Bain Capital on the acquisition, together with Nextalia, of Deltatre
  • Kantar (a portfolio company of Bain Capital) on the merger, in partnership with SilverTree Equity, of Kantar Xtel with StepUp
  • Facebook Inc, on the acquisition of Deeptide Limited, a British artificial intelligence startup
  • Facebook Inc, on the acquisition of Mapillary Inc, a Swedish based mapping platform
  • Platinum Equity in connection with its acquisition of the leading global aerospace and defence supply chain service provider and aircraft part suppliers
  • Onex Corporation on its €3.75 billion acquisition of the second largest provider of aseptic carton packaging globally
  • Astorg Partners on its acquisition of a global producer of audio mixing consoles
  • Platinum Equity in connection with its acquisition of a media company
  • Hellman & Fiedman’s acquisition of a Dutch software company
  • Cohen Media Group in connection with the acquisition of Curzon Cinemas, composed of the cinema business, Artificial Eye distribution arm, and Curzon Home Cinema streaming platform
  • Beyoncé and Parkwood Entertainment in connection with a cross-border corporate acquisition and apparel license
  • A joint venture controlled by Raven Capital Management LLC on its acquisition of David Ian Productions, the world leading musical theatre producer
  • The General Sports Authority of Saudi Arabia in relation to a live events and broadcast rights agreement with WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment)
  • Silver Lake’s minority stake in Man City Football Club
  • A leading technology company on cross-border data sharing from its App to and from Asia
  • A Hong Kong-based international gaming company with global privacy compliance including the GDPR
  • A leading social media company in China on a complex GDPR compliance project relating to its data sharing arrangements
  • Amulet Capital on its acquisition of a multidisciplinary health communications and market access group
  • A minority investment by an equity firm in a leading clinical–stage biotechnology company who focus on gene therapies
  • Advising a leading global consultancy firm on its privacy impact assessment process to minimize privacy and security risks and achieve compliance with global privacy laws for new systems and tools
  • A leading technology company on cross-border data sharing in relation to its app
  • A Hong Kong-based international gaming company on its global privacy compliance, including with respect to the GDPR
  • A leading social media company in China on a complex GDPR compliance project relating to its data sharing arrangements
  • A leading global consultancy firm on its privacy impact assessment process to minimize privacy and security risks and achieve  compliance with global privacy laws for new systems and tools

* Includes matters handled prior to joining Weil.

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