Baker McKenzie represented Zynga Inc. (Nasdaq: ZNGA), a global leader in interactive entertainment, in its acquisition of Echtra Games, a cross-platform game studio.


The Echtra Games team strengthens Zynga’s cross-platform play by adding talented developers with extensive cross-platform play experience as well as proprietary cross-platform development tools and technologies. Specifically, the Echtra Games team will be developing a new, yet to be announced RPG for cross-platform play in partnership with Zynga’s NaturalMotion studio.


The deal team was led by San Francisco Transactional Partner, Derek Liu and included:


Transactional: Barry Chang, Amanda Bradley and Ava Haghighi

Tax: Kai Kramer, Ross Staine and Richard Fink

IP: Marcela Robledo and Sankalp Kandaswamy

Employment and Compensation: Susan Eandi, Sofia Chesnokova, Tom Asmar and Amanda Cohen


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