Associate at White & Case LLP
Alexander Touma is a partner in White & Case’s technology transactions practice. Mr Touma specialises in business transactions and counselling involving intellectual property, technology and payments services (including mobile payments and cryptocurrency services). He represents companies of all sizes and in a variety of industries, including fintech, payments, financial services, software, semiconductor and mobile technology companies.
Mr Touma generally advises companies on all types of technology-related matter, including development and licensing agreements, manufacturing and supply agreements, distribution agreements, hosting agreements and services transactions. In recent years, Mr Touma has led payments-related technology transactions for clients focused on mobile peer-to-peer payments and cryptocurrency services.
Before joining White & Case, Mr Touma served as senior counsel for a Bay Area technology start-up where he focused on commercial and IP law matters, including drafting and negotiating a variety of technology agreements, managing patent and trademark portfolios, and providing general legal advice on IP matters such as open source, trade secret, copyright, and patent and privacy issues. Mr Touma ‘s prior experience also includes working at a leading global law firm as an IP litigation associate representing technology companies. Before starting his law career, Mr Touma obtained a bachelor’s and master’s in computer science and briefly worked as an automation engineer. This experience gives Mr Touma a unique viewpoint, which he is able to leverage in his transactional practice.