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Global law firm Reed Smith is advising Microsoft on its acquisition of London-based TouchType, the maker of ‘Swiftkey’, a predictive keyboard powered by artificial intelligence that is installed on hundreds of millions of smartphones.

The Reed Smith team, led by partners David Boutcher, Mike Young, Gregor Pryor and Andrew Clark, is advising on all aspects of the acquisition.

Reed Smith partner, Mike Young, commented:

“The deal shows the continued activity of US technology companies looking to the UK to strengthen their offerings. Microsoft is a longstanding client of the firm. We have worked with them on many deals over the last decade and we are excited to be working with them again on this important transaction.”

Cooley is advising the sellers.

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