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Greenberg Traurig’s Kemal Hawa, Emily Naughton to Speak at Data Centers & Cloud Services Infrastructure Forum

WASHINGTON, D.C. - MAY  5, 2017- Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s attorneys Kemal Hawa and Emily G. Naughton will be participating in the Information Management Network’s seventh annual Provider Forum on Data Centers & Cloud Services Infrastructure. Hawa and Naughton will each moderate panels at the forum, taking place June 8-9, 2017, at the Mandarin Oriental in Washington, D.C.

Hawa will moderate the panel, “M&As: War Stories & the Economics of the Deal When Buying/Selling Data Centers,” June 8 at 4:15 p.m. His panel will address valuing data centers in the current market, M&As vs. co-investment, and understanding the economics of the deal in buying/selling data centers in today’s market, among other key topics. Naughton will speak on the panel, “Small/Mid-Sized Data Center Executive Perspective,” June 8 at 1:45 p.m. Her panel will address notable trends in the small/mid-sized data center operator market, approaches to maximizing returns, and sources of growth finance.

Hawa focuses his practice on corporate and securities law, with an emphasis on the telecommunications, media, and technology industries, domestically and internationally. He 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. He 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.

Naughton focuses her practice on commercial transactions involving real estate and technology matters, with an emphasis on cloud computing. She has represented some of the world’s largest content providers in colocation and data center leases globally with providers ranging from multinational owner-operators to single facility operators. She also represented various data center operators on complex data center development projects, new construction, and leases.

Greenberg Traurig is a sponsor of the conference.

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