Latham & Watkins Advises Square, Inc. in its Acquisition of Dessa

The transaction will bolster Square’s machine learning and artificial intelligence capabilities.

February 10, 2020

Square, Inc. has announced that it has acquired Dessa, a Toronto-based company building machine learning applications that address significant real-world challenges for all types of businesses.

Latham & Watkins LLP represents Square, Inc. in the transaction with a corporate team led by partner Greg Roussel with associates Saad Khanani, Michelle Lu, Grace Chediak and Amanda Dillon. Advice was also provided on intellectual property matters by partner Giri Pathmanaban; on technology transaction matters by partner JD Marple with associate Jia Jia Huang; on data privacy matters by counsel Robert Blamires with associate Jimmy Smith; on tax matters by partner Grace Lee with associate Jeremiah Cowen; and on benefits and compensation matters by partner Julie Crisp with associate Brianna Stellpflug.

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