Eric Chow

Senior Counsel

Overview

Eric Chow is a senior counsel and business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP, based in the firm’s Silicon Valley office, where he is a member of the Transactions Practice.

Prior to joining Foley, Eric gained experience working with public and private mergers and acquisitions, investments, joint ventures, as well as other corporate transactions, with a focus on the Northern California market, across a wide variety of industries including technology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and real estate. Eric’s work also includes cross-border mergers and acquisitions transactions. Eric started his practice as an associate at two global law firms in the corporate and securities, and the mergers and acquisitions groups.

Representative Experience*

  • Represented CBRE (NYSE: CBG) in multiple acquisitions around the United States
  • Represented VMware (NYSE: VMW) in its acquisition of Bitfusion
  • Represented Centric Software in its sale to Dassault Systèmes (EPA: DSY)
  • Represented Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR) in its acquisitions of Cyphort and AppFormix
  • Represented Avnet (NASDAQ: AVT) in its acquisitions of Softweb Group and Dragon Innovation
  • Represented Tecan Group AG (SWX: TECN) in its acquisition of SPEware
  • Represented Securly in its acquisition of TechPilot Labs
  • Represented Double Beam in its sale to Verifone (NYSE: VFN)
  • Represented Docea Power in its sale to Intel (NASDAQ: INTC)
  • Represented Move, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOVE) in its $995 million sale to News Corporation (NASDAQ: NWSA)
  • Represented Millennial Media (NYSE: MM) in its acquisition of Jumptap
  • Represented Solera Networks in its sale to Blue Coat Systems (NASDAQ: BCSI)
  • Represented IDEV Technologies in its sale to Abbott Laboratories (NYSE: ABT)
  • Represented Atex Group’s sale of Atex AdBase to Newscycle Solutions (Vista Equity Partners)

*Certain of these matters were handled prior to joining Foley.

Publications

  • Contributor, “American Bar Association Private Target Mergers and Acquisitions,” Deal Point Study

Education 

  • University of Southern California, Gould School of Law (LL.M.)
  • University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Law (LL.B., P.C.LL.)
  • University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Business and Economics (B.B.A.)
    • Major: Law

Languages

  • Cantonese
  • Mandarin

Admissions

  • California  

Capabilities