Baker McKenzie is advising Cadence Design Systems, Inc. in its acquisition of NUMECA International, a leader in computational fluid dynamics (CFD), mesh generation, multi-physics simulation and optimization. The addition of NUMECA’s technologies and talent supports the Cadence® Intelligent System Design™ strategy and broadens its system analysis portfolio with CFD solutions, servicing a fast-moving market segment where accuracy, reliability and predictability are paramount concerns for high-fidelity modeling.


The Baker McKenzie Corporate team was led by, in the United States, Leif King, Barry Chang and Amanda Bradley, and in Belgium, Koen Vanhaerents, Pieter-Jan Denys, Céline Somers, and Eline Kegels. A multidisciplinary team from across the Firm's offices in North America and Europe includes Alison Stafford Powell (International Commercial & Trade); Denise Glagau and Brian Stanton (Benefits); Sebastian Burg, Julie Van Thienen, Joseph Deng and Jenna Kalashyan (Employment & Labor); Marcela Robledo, Michael De Vroey and Margo Allaerts (IP & Privacy); and Kai Kramer, Patrick Renckly and Philippe Lion (Tax).  


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About Cadence

Cadence is a pivotal leader in electronic design, building upon more than 30 years of computational software expertise. The company applies its underlying Intelligent System Design strategy to deliver software, hardware and IP that turn design concepts into reality. Cadence customers are the world’s most innovative companies, delivering extraordinary electronic products from chips to boards to systems for the most dynamic market applications, including consumer, hyperscale computing, 5G communications, automotive, mobile, aerospace, industrial and healthcare. For six years in a row, Fortune magazine has named Cadence one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For. Learn more at
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