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Financial Times Names Covington to 2017 North America Innovators List

December 26, 2017

SILICON VALLEY—The Financial Times has recognized Covington among the most innovative firms in 2017 in the category of "Enabling Business Growth," for advising "Tencent in its acquisition of a $8.6bn majority stake in Supercell, the Finnish gaming company, while maintaining Supercell’s creative culture and retaining its employees by introducing incentive schemes."

The Covington team was led by Scott Anthony, Bradley Chernin, Dominique Perez, Jonathan Browalski, Laura Torre, and Gustavo Akkerman. Advice was also provided by Keir Gumbs and Norman Greenberg (securities); Peter Schwartz (financing); Stuart Irvin and Steven Mossey (technology transactions); Winslow Taub, Andrea Reister, and Marie Lavalleye (intellectual property); Damara Chambers (export controls); Michael Francese, Chris Bracebridge, Michael Cole, Brady McDaniel, and Hannah Edmonds (employment); Kurt Wimmer, Mark Young, Philippe Bradley-Schmieg, David Bender, and Ani Gevorkian (privacy); James O’Connell and Brian Castello (competition); and Heather Haberl (real estate).

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