Kirkland & Ellis International LLP advised Elpida Memory, Inc. of Japan, one of the leading global suppliers of Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM), in the acquisition of Graphics Double Data Rate (GDDR)-technologies from the insolvent Qimonda AG.
Following the insolvency of Qimonda, Elpida acquired technology licenses and a portion of the graphic memory chip assets of Qimonda. Such GDDR-technologies will be integrated in the "Munich Design Center" recently created by Elpida Memory (Europe) GmbH.
Kirkland advised on this acquisition together with Hengeler Müller and the Japanese law firm Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu.
The Kirkland team included the following attorneys: corporate partner Volker Kullmann Munich), restructuring partner Dr. Bernd Meyer-Löwy (Munich) and associate Florian Bruder (Munich) and intellectual property partners William A. Streff and Seth Traxler, and associate Matthew J. Hertko (Chicago).
To view Elpida's press release, please click here.
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