Mercedes Samavi

Mercedes Samavi

Education

University College London (LL.B., 2012)
College of Law (L.P.C., 2013)

Bar Admissions

England & Wales

Mercedes Samavi is an associate based in the London office of Morrison & Foerster and is a member of the Technology Transactions Group.

Mercedes advises domestic and international clients, ranging from early-stage startups to large multi-national corporations in the technology, media and communications industries, with a particular focus on contract law, IP, outsourcing and public procurement. She also provides support to the firm’s Corporate team on general IP and technology aspects involved with tech M&As and investment deals.

Mercedes’ representative experience includes:

  • Assisting one of the world’s leading technology companies on a 10-year master services agreement to provide post-trade securities processing services and related IT services to a global investment bank.
  • Assisting a leading global professional services and consultancy firm with their government contracts compliance review.
  • Coordinating and project managing a multinational pharma company’s review of its international electronic signatures regime.
  • Providing ongoing legal assistance to the world’s largest package delivery company and coordinating its international projects.
  • Working closely with and providing general counsel to startup companies, throughout the startup cycle, from seed-financing to exit stage.
  • Conducting due diligence for major tech M&As for companies such as Autodesk, VMware and Softbank.

In addition, Mercedes is involved with the firm’s extensive pro bono practice and has worked for clients ranging from an organisation that champions diversity in STEM to the world’s first crowdfunding website for civic projects.

She has also spent six months in each of the firm’s Singapore and Washington, D.C. offices.

Mercedes is qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales. She is fluent in Farsi.

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