Bookham Technology Acquires Nortel Optical Business Assets

U.K.-based Bookham Technology plc acquired, on November 8, 2002, certain assets relating to the optical components business of Canadian-based Nortel Networks Corporation. The value of the deal is confidential. Under the terms of the agreement, Nortel Networks sold its transmitter and receiver business located in Paignton and Harlow, U.K., and in Ottawa, Canada, and its pump laser and amplifiers business located in Paignton, U.K., Zurich, Switzerland and Poughkeepsie, New York. Nortel Networks Limited, a subsidiary of Nortel, entered into a supply agreement with Bookham.

Bookham was represented by in-house counsel Philip Davis. In Canada, Bookham was represented by McCarthy Tétrault LLP with a team comprised of Robert Chapman, Virginia Schweitzer and Phillip Shaer (corporate/securities/technology), Michael Polowin (real property), Christopher Edwards and D. Lynne Watt (employment), Danielle Bush (intellectual property), Gregory Winfield and Lorraine Allard (pensions), James Warnock and James Morand (tax), Oliver Borgers, Kathyrn Khamsi (competition) and Tallat Hussain (environmental). In the U.S., Bookham was represented by Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison LLP in New York, with a team led by Ellen Corenswet; and in London by Brobeck Hale and Dorr, with a team led by Richard Eaton; and by Matthias Oertle of Lenz & Staehelin in Switzerland.

Stikeman Elliott acted for Nortel in Canada, with a team comprised of Marvin Yontef, Shawn Neylan and Loreto Grimaldi. Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton acted for Nortel in the U.S. and in the U.K., with a team that included Paul Shim, Meme Stowers, Joel Shalit, Yavor Efremov, Steve Horowitz, Bob Raymond, Kathleen Emberger, Bill McRae, Tom Rayski, Chinwe Okasi and Alan Merson in New York; Andrew Curran, Nikhil Mehta, Julian Hickey, Emmanuel Breen and Stuart Banks in London; Mark Nelson, Joyce McCarty, Simon Pritchard, Stéphanie Hallouët and Sean Corey in Washington; and Shaun Goodman in Brussels.


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