Alexander Touma

Associate at White & Case LLP
Ranked in United States: California
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White & Case unveiled Jonathan Lamberson as its new signing in Silicon Valley in September 2020. The former Fish & Richardson lawyer brings cutting-edge SEP and FRAND expertise to the team, along with extensive trial experience. Courtroom know-how was already in plentiful supply at the firm which, in Bijal Vakil, has another assured litigator on the West Coast, as well as an adept all-round strategist. Vakil is a vital cog at the firm, having led its Silicon Valley office for a lengthy period, founded its Taiwan practice and played an important role on the diversity and inclusion front. With a flair for the fine print of licensing agreements, Vakil also leans into a gilt-edged transactions practice, crucial to the success of which are Daren Orzechowski and Alexander Touma. Versatility characterises Orzechowski’s service, in terms of the clients he serves, the deals he brokers and the technologies he handles – nothing fazes him. A previous stint as an in-house counsel has given Touma an appreciation of the practical and business realities faced by his clients.

Alexander Touma's Profile

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.

Firm Profile

White & Case is a global law firm with a longstanding presence in the markets that matter today. The firm’s on-the-ground experience, cross-border integration and depth of local, US and English-qualified lawyers help clients work with confidence in any one market or across many. White & Case guides clients through difficult issues, bringing its insight and judgment to each situation. The firm’s innovative approaches create original solutions to clients’ most complex domestic and multi-jurisdictional deals and disputes.

The firm’s main areas of practice are outlined below.

Antitrust

Clients throughout the world seek the advice of White & Case antitrust lawyers. They count on the firm’s extensive experience in litigation against governmental authorities or private parties, counselling on delicate questions and com­prehensive worldwide coverage of merger control regimes.

Banking

Since White & Case’s founding, banking has been at the core of the firm’s practice. Today, the firm represents major banks worldwide, including many of the largest. The firm provides guidance related to acquisition finance, commercial lend­ing, project finance, bankruptcy and debt restructurings, and regulatory advice.

Capital markets

White & Case has a formidable reputation in the field of international securities and finance. Clients benefit from the firm’s capabilities in equity and debt offerings, sovereign issues, high-yield debt, securitisations, derivatives, invest­ment funds and regulatory and broker-dealer matters.

Commercial litigation

Clients entrust White & Case with their ‘must-win’ mat­ters – disputes in which huge sums, invaluable patents and brands, and even out-and-out company survival are at stake. The firm has won major trials and appeals for clients in an array of industries, including financial services, pharma­ceuticals, technology, sports, media and entertainment, and consumer products.

Financial restructuring and insolvency

White & Case is a recognised leader in complex cross-border insolvencies and workouts. The firm represents global clients in all aspects of restructurings, workouts and insolvency matters, including both transactional and litiga­tion matters.

Intellectual property

White & Case was one of the first full-service firms to develop an IP practice. Its lawyers protect and defend clients’ innovations, creative works and brands around the world, offering advice related to patents, copy­right and designs, IP audits and due diligence, licensing and merchandising, sourcing and technology, and privacy and data protection.

International arbitration

White & Case is the only leading global law firm with large and long-established arbitration teams in New York, Washington DC, London, Paris, Geneva, Singapore and Stockholm, along with significant strength in other key cities, including Frankfurt, Moscow, Miami, Seoul, Hong Kong and Sydney.

Mergers and acquisitions

White & Case is among the world’s leading law firms in mergers and acquisitions. The firm advises corporations, financial institutions and private equity firms across a vari­ety of industries, in all manner of complex cross-border and domestic M&A transactions. Its M&A lawyers are leading practitioners in all major jurisdictions around the world.

Private equity

White & Case’s financial sponsor practice has a truly global reach, with market-leading service offerings in New York, London and Hong Kong, as well as fully integrated, full-service private equity practices across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. White & Case represents numerous preeminent large-cap and mid-market sponsors, as well as their portfolio compa­nies, in their domestic and cross-border transactions.

Real estate

White & Case is highly regarded for its skill in helping clients complete complex real estate financings and its in-depth experience with legal matters relating to real estate in­vestment funds. The group handles acquisitions and dispositions, joint ventures, portfolio sales and securitisation, financings and sales/leasebacks.

Tax

White & Case’s tax lawyers and advisers are strategi­cally located in financial centres and government capitals worldwide to provide timely, effective advice on evolving tax law and policies. The practice has provided clients with innovative, practical approaches to minimise tax liabilities on issues ranging from mergers and acquisitions to financ­ings and investment fund transactions.

Trade

White & Case helps clients manage the risks and maximise the opportunities associated with the increasing regulation of international trade in goods and services. The firm has an interdisciplinary, full-service global trade practice that is one of the world’s largest and most active in trade remedies and in the law of the World Trade Organisation.

White collar

White & Case helps clients deal with government investi­gations and enforcement matters. In addition to years of front-line prosecutorial experience, the firm has substantial experience defending clients through all phases of investiga­tions, as well as criminal and civil enforcement proceedings. Clients include large corporations, as well as individuals prominent in business and political affairs.

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