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Greenberg Traurig’s Kemal Hawa to Present on the 2021 TMT Connect Webinar

McLEAN, VA – Jan. 21, 2021 – Kemal Hawa, a shareholder at global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, will moderate a panel hosted by TMT Connect on “M&A Alternatives for Building Best-in-Class Digital Infrastructure Platforms”.

The panel will be comprised of some of the leading voices in the industry, including Steven Sonnenstein, Managing Director, Digital Colony; Matt Evens, Partner & Co-Head of Europe, AMP Capital; John Veech, MD & Head of the Americas Region, Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners: and Jason Toksy, Head of Telecoms Americas Banking Managing Director, Goldman Sachs, TMT.

The panel will discuss the relatively high valuation multiples for M&A across the digital infrastructure sector, and how investors are as an alternative exploring opportunity to partner with experienced management teams in connection with greenfield projects. The speakers on this webinar session will compare the advantages and challenges of these ‘build’ strategies globally, including:

  • Exploring and evaluating greenfield investment growth opportunities across the digital infrastructure sector;
  • Identifying and working with experienced local management teams to establish and build new platforms;
  • Structuring deals, sourcing opportunities and minimizing competitive tension; and
  • Weighing up risk and reward for investor-backed strategies vs vanilla M&A opportunities.

Hawa, a shareholder in the firm’s Corporate Practice, 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 broad 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.

Greenberg Traurig is also a sponsor of the event.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Corporate Practice: Greenberg Traurig's Corporate Practice focuses on the business objectives of our clients. More than 450 corporate and securities lawyers work together to provide clients with the legal and market experience needed to manage and close the most complex transactions, as well as provide practical counsel on clients' day-to-day operations. We advise public and privately held companies on mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, private equity and venture capital, underwritten and syndicated offerings, commercial finance and syndicated lending, cross-border transactions and general corporate matters. Our industry experience includes transactions in a wide range of fields, from the pharmaceutical, medical devices and life sciences fields, to representations involving clients in the aviation, banking, energy, health care, manufacturing, technology, and telecommunications sectors.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP: About Greenberg Traurig, LLP: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT), has approximately 2200 attorneys in 40 locations in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, diversity, and innovation, and is consistently among the largest firms in the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the Top 20 on the Am Law Global 100. The firm is net carbon neutral with respect to its office energy usage and Mansfield Rule 3.0 Certified. Web: