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Violetta Kokolus

Violetta Kokolus


Violetta Kokolus

Violetta Kokolus possesses 15+ years of experience working with emerging and established companies and technology-focused investors, particularly within the fields of asset management, payments, consumer products, data innovation, healthcare, tech-enabled services, robotics and software. Violetta advises on tech aspects of mergers and acquisitions and also represents companies in stand-alone collaborations and strategic commercial transactions with complex technical and intellectual property considerations.

  • Informa, a member of the FTSE 100, in connection with its recently announced definitive agreement to combine its Informa Tech digital businesses with TechTarget.
  • Advised CIRCOR International, a flow control products and services provider, in a take-private sale to KKR for US$1.6 Billion.*
  • Represented an AI health platform in its review of form customer contracts and policies in connection with navigating complex regulatory and intellectual property issues.*
  • Advised Bain Capital Tech Opportunities in its cybertechnology investment in Blackpoint Cyber.*
  • Represented an aggregator of financial information, news and insight in its formation of a tech-enabled distribution service, including advising on form contracts and intellectual property issues.*
  • Represented Fidelity Investments in a collaboration with Vanguard, Alight Solutions and Retirement Clearinghouse to create an auto portability network for 401(K) plans.*
  • Represented Signify Health, a healthcare technology company, in its sale to CVS Health in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately US$8 billion in total consideration.*
  • Represented a major U.S. health system in a joint venture establishing a data innovation company utilizing AI for the analysis of health data.*
  • Advised a medical device manufacturer in its collaboration with a tech company to develop health apps and portals.*
  • Represented TPG Capital in its carve-out acquisition with Francisco Partners of Boomi, a leading provider of cloud-based integration platform as a service, from Dell Technologies in a cash transaction valued at US$4 billion.*
  • Represented Facebook (now Meta) in its US$19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp.*

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Career and qualifications

  • University of British Columbia (BCom, with Honors) 2001
  • University of Victoria (JD) 2003
  • Clerk - Alberta Court of Appeal and Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench (2003/2004)
  • Admitted as an Attorney-at-Law in New York 2009
  • Joined Clifford Chance as Partner 2023

Awards and citations

  • IAM Patent 1000
    The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners (2022-2023)
  • Media, Technology and Telecoms: Technology Transactions
    The Legal 500 United States (2020, 2023)
  • Rising Star
    New York Super Lawyers (2018, 2019)