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Greenberg Traurig Shareholder Kemal Hawa to Speak at the Western European Data Centre Summit

McLean, VA (July 13, 2016) -- Greenberg Traurig Shareholder Kemal Hawa will moderate two panels at the Western European Data Centre Summit taking place July 20, 2016, at The Westin Dublin in Dublin, Ireland. Hawa will moderate the Keynote Interview and the Western European Data Center Market 360: Analysis of Emerging Markets on the Global Stage, Brexit, and Connectivity to the Americas panel.

Hawa focuses his practice on corporate and securities law, with an emphasis on the telecommunications, media and technology industries, domestically and internationally. Hawa regularly advises public and private companies, private equity firms, investment banks, and creditors’ committees on a variety of matters, including mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcies and restructurings, investments, financing arrangements, licensing agreements and commercial transactions.

Hawa assists clients with the negotiation of transactions in the cloud computing space, including the negotiation of data center and co-location leases, globally. Hawa also has significant experience in the negotiation of network infrastructure transactions, including submarine cable systems (builds, financings and capacity procurement), as well as terrestrial fiber optic network transactions. His clients include telecommunications and media companies, wireless and international carriers, Internet and Voice over Internet protocol service providers, content providers, satellite companies, equipment manufacturers, electric utilities, and numerous technology companies.

Prior to private practice, Hawa worked for MCI and WinStar Communications. He developed an early and wide-ranging knowledge base in the telecommunications industry, coinciding with the opening of the U.S. market to competition. He now advises clients on market entry strategies in emerging markets throughout the world.

According to the event website, the Western European Data Centre Summit brings together “the most active and innovative data center developers, investors, capital source (debt/equity), engineering, connectivity and end-user firms from Greater Dublin, burgeoning west coast data center markets, the U.K., France, Spain, Amsterdam and competitive EU regions.”

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