Microsoft Corporation’s Acquisition of Clipchamp

Johnson Winter & Slattery and Perkins Coie advised Microsoft Corporation (USA) on its acquisition of Brisbane-based video editing software start-up Clipchamp.

Microsoft purchased the company from its founders Alexander Dreiling, Sören Balko, David Hewitt and Tobi Raub, as well as investors including Transition Level Investments and associated investment syndicate TEN13.

As part of the deal, Clipchamp’s founders will move over to the US tech giant joining its 365 division, remaining Brisbane based.

Clipchamp, founded by a group of former SAP employees in 2013, is an in-browser video creation platform.

The Johnson Winter & Slattery team was led by Partners Sophia Bobeff (Picture) and Jeremy Davis, who were supported by Associate Claudia McEwen and Law Graduate Jonathan Goodrich. Partner Ruveni Kelleher and Associate Meg Prouatt advised on the employment aspects of this transaction, Partner Prashanth Kainthaje and Special Counsel Julian Wan advised on the tax aspects and Partner Ravi de Fonseka and Special Counsel Ken Chan advised on IP aspects.

The Perkins Coie deal team was led by New York partner Brian Eiting and Denver counsel Amelia Davis and included associate Katie Rosati. Advice was also provided by employee benefits partner Tom Cristy and associate Tomer Vandsburger; employment partner Julie Lucht; executive compensation partner Sue Morgan; privacy partner Adrienne Ehrhardt and associates Rocio Palomo and Michael Woolslayer; technology transactions partner Dave Daggett, senior counsel Julien Bowers and associate Patrick Koncel; and tax partner Carl Crow and associate Minkeun Woo.


Involved fees earner: Sophia Bobeff – Johnson Winter & Slattery; Ken Chan – Johnson Winter & Slattery; Jeremy Davis – Johnson Winter & Slattery; Ravi de Fonseka – Johnson Winter & Slattery; Prashanth Kainthaje – Johnson Winter & Slattery; Ruveni Kelleher – Johnson Winter & Slattery; Claudia McEwen – Johnson Winter & Slattery; Megan Prouatt – Johnson Winter & Slattery; Julian Wan – Johnson Winter & Slattery; Julien Bowers – Perkins Coie; Thomas Cristy – Perkins Coie; Carl Crow – Perkins Coie; David Daggett – Perkins Coie; Amelia Davis – Perkins Coie; Brian Eiting – Perkins Coie; Patrick Koncel – Perkins Coie; Julie Lucht – Perkins Coie; Sue Morgan – Perkins Coie; Rocio Palomo – Perkins Coie; Katherine Rosati – Perkins Coie; Tomer Vandsburger – Perkins Coie; Minkeun Woo – Perkins Coie; Michael Woolslayer – Perkins Coie;

Law Firms: Johnson Winter & Slattery; Perkins Coie;

Clients: Microsoft;

Sonia Carcano

Author: Sonia Carcano