Barry Chang

Barry Chang

Associate
Baker & McKenzie LLP

Biography

Barry Chang is an associate in Baker McKenzie’s Palo Alto office and a member of the Firm’s Corporate and Securities Practice Group. Barry’s practice focuses primarily on public and private company mergers and acquisitions, carve-outs, strategic investments and other corporate transactions. He has represented clients in a variety of industries, including technology, private equity, financial services, food and retail. He most recently served as in-house corporate counsel for a leading San Francisco-based fintech company where he advised on all corporate development initiatives and strategic investments. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Barry was an analyst in Goldman Sachs’ fixed income sales and trading group, where he sold corporate bonds and credit derivatives.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised Affirm on its acquisition of PayBright for approximately USD 265 million

  • Advised Cadence Design Systems on its acquisition of NUMECA International

  • Advised Cadence Design Systems on its acquisition of Pointwise

  • Advised Zynga on its acquisition of Echtra Games

  • Advised Takeda on the sale of its Buccolam® business to Neuraxpharm

  • Advised SAP SE on the sale of its SAP Digital Interconnect business to Sinch AB for approximately USD 240 million

Prior to joining the Firm, Barry served as counsel to:

  • Broadcom in its USD 37 billion sale to Avago (named as a member of the deal team receiving the 2016 California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year Award for M&A)

  • a special committee of the SolarCity board of directors in SolarCity’s USD 2.6 billion sale to Tesla Motors

  • Square in its USD 410 million sale of its Caviar food ordering platform to DoorDash

  • Liberty Mutual in its USD 3.3 billion sale of its group benefits, life and annuity businesses to Lincoln Financial and Progressive Life

Admissions

  • California~United States

Education

  • University of California, Los Angeles (JD) (2014)
  • University of California, Los Angeles (MBA) (2014)
  • Stanford University (BS) (2007)

Languages

  • English
  • Mandarin