Sonia Nijjar and Ken King Named ‘Dealmakers of the Year’

Sonia K. Nijjar Kenton J. King

Palo Alto M&A partners Sonia Nijjar and Ken King were recognized by The American Lawyer as Dealmakers of the Year in connection with their representation of Activision Blizzard in its $75 billion acquisition by Microsoft. The transaction is the world’s largest-ever technology and gaming technology deal, largest-ever all-cash public company deal and Microsoft’s largest-ever acquisition. A March 20 profile noted that Skadden “hit a new threshold for dealing with regulators” when our team overcame significant hurdles in obtaining U.S. and U.K. approval. This effort involved coordinating teams in 15 offices and utilizing the firm’s global antitrust/competition and Delaware law capabilities.