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Greenberg Traurig helped guide one of the world's largest stock and derivatives trading exchange companies, Intercontinental Exchange Inc., in its first major investment in Israel despite a deal-making process that was sometimes interrupted by the escalation of the country's ongoing war.

Atlanta-based attorney David I. Schulman led the Greenberg Traurig team as it represented ICE in its $350 million purchase of Israel-based technology company SuperDerivatives in a deal that closed earlier this month.

The cross-seas deal presented several challenges as ICE, an operator of several global securities exchanges based in Atlanta and New York City, was looking to make its first acquisition of an Israeli company, particularly as the negotiations coincided with the flare-up of Israeli-Palestinian violence over the summer.

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