David L. Kuiper

Counsel at Latham & Watkins LLP

David L. Kuiper

David L. Kuiper

Counsel at Latham & Watkins LLP

Biography

David Kuiper is counsel in the Corporate Department. His practice focuses on technology transactions, intellectual property and general commercial matters.

He has significant experience structuring, drafting and negotiating:

Complex licensing transactions
Collaboration and co-promotion agreements
Supply and distribution agreements
Franchise circulars and agreements
Strategic alliances
Joint ventures between domestic and international companies

Mr. Kuiper provides advice in connection with mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions, privacy law, entertainment law and advertising and promotions law.

Mr. Kuiper served as a Captain in the United States Air Force from 1982 to 1989, during which he served as a Navigator and Weapon Systems Officer in the F-111 fighter bomber and a flight safety officer responsible for investigating aviation accidents.

Mr. Kuiper also served as General Counsel to MaterniCare, Inc., a venture capital-backed physician practice management company focused on women's healthcare.

Mr. Kuiper's experience includes advising:


Actavis plc in connection with its US$25 billion acquisition of Forest Laboratories



Questcor Pharmaceuticals in connection with its US$5.6 billion sale to Mallinckrodt PLC



Ariosa Diagnostics in its acquisition by Roche



Avanir Pharmaceuticals in its US$3.5 billion acquisition by Otsuka Pharmaceutical



IsoTis OrthoBiologics in connection with the negotiation of private label supply and distribution agreements with various distributors in the US and internationally with respect to IsoTis' demineralized bone matrix products, which are regulated as medical devices and are subject to laws and international standards governing the use of human tissue



VNUS Medical Technologies in connection with the negotiation of an international distribution agreement with Toray Industries, Inc. for clinical trial, supply and distribution of medical devices in Japan



Biolase Technology, Inc. in connection with the establishment of a sales and support subsidiary in Seoul, South Korea, to expand penetration of the company’s dental lasers by providing service, education and technical support to the company's existing distributors in the Asia-Pacific region



General Electric in connection with its worldwide license with Bionime, a global leader in biotechnology medical testing located in Taiwan, to develop, manufacture and market blood glucose monitoring systems



Broadcom Corporation in connection with licensing and acquisitions of technology


FX Online Japan KK in connection with an Application Services Agreement with Finatek LLC for use in Japan and other parts of Asia to manage foreign currency exchanges


Agensys, Inc. in connection with co-development agreements and licenses with co-promotion options with Genentech, Merck, Seattle Genetics and Sanofi Aventis


Allergan, Inc. in connection with long term supply and global marketing agreements with GlaxoSmithKline to develop and promote BOTOX® in Japan and China and in connection with intellectual property and commercial agreements required for the spin-off of Advanced Medical Optics


Amgen Inc. in connection with a research collaboration and license agreement with Tularik and in connection with the acquisition of Immunex and the restructuring of various Immunex commercial and co-promotion agreements


Beckman Coulter in connection with its US$800 million acquisition of the life sciences diagnostic services business of a Japan-based manufacturer with operations in more than 100 countries

Watson Pharmaceuticals in connection with licensing, manufacturing and development agreements in the United States and Japan and the divestiture of product lines in connection with its merger with Andrx Corporation
Complete Production Services in connection with intellectual property issues in connection with its US$6.2 billion merger with Superior Energy Services
Office Depot in negotiations with Christopher Lowell to design and distribute a line of Christopher Lowell office products and furnishings

Mossimo in licensing and merchandising arrangements with Target Brands, Inc. and licensing agreements for eyewear


Volcom in trademark licensing transactions in the US, Australia, Indonesia, South Africa and South America

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Latham & Watkins LLP is a full-service law firm. The firm offers services in the areas of finance, litigation, tax, banking, life sciences, private equity, real estate, government relations, employment law, and outsourcing. The firm practices in a spectrum of transactional, litigation, corporate, and regulatory areas. Latham & Watkins was established in 1934 and is based in New York, New York.

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Digital Realty Trust, Inc. purchases Ascenty Participações SA from Blackstone Corporate Private Equity, Great Hill Partners LP

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Deutsche Telekom AG, T-Mobile US, Inc. purchase Sprint Corp. from SoftBank Group Corp.

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CDH Investments Management (Hong Kong) Ltd., Hony Capital (Beijing) Co. Ltd., Shanghai Yunfeng Investment Management Co. Ltd., Playtika Ltd. /Private Group purchase Playtika Ltd. from Caesars Entertainment Corp.

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