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Adam Chernichaw

Partner

New York

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Adam Chernichaw

Partner

New York

Adam is a partner in the Technology Transactions practice in the New York office. Adam’s practice is deal-focused. He is highly regarded by both clients and adversaries alike, as a business and results oriented negotiator who facilitates and structures complex (and often innovative and transformative) commercial transactions to help clients execute their strategic goals.

He represents clients across a number of industry sectors including financial services, social media, life sciences, food services, telecommunications, sports, hospitality and entertainment. Adam has had a particular focus in the financial technology (fintech) and digital assets sectors, representing buy-side and sell-side institutions, users of fintech products and services, and companies seeking strategic alliances and product integrations.

Adam’s practice been at the forefront of innovation and he oftentimes finds himself working for clients that are adopting or collaborating with others to create and launch game-changing technologies. He has extensive experience working on deals in the cryptocurrency and blockchain space, digital transformations, information technology and business process outsourcings, cloud and "as a service" offerings, payment processing services (including BIN Sponsorship arrangements, P2P payments systems, and other payment services), mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures.

Band 1 – Chambers USA Fintech, 2024, Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies

Band 3 – Chambers USA New York 2023, Technology

Band 3 – Chambers USA New York 2023, Outsourcing

Band 3 – Chambers USA Nationwide 2023, Technology

Band 3 – Chambers USA Nationwide 2023, Outsourcing

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Experience highlights

Office

New York

1221 Avenue of the Americas
New York
NY 10020

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted: Bar of the State of New York, 1996

US District Court for the Southern District of New York

US District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Academic

JD, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 1995

BA, State University of New York at Albany, 1991

Other noteworthy experience

Advising:

  • A global financial institution. Represented a global financial institution in connection with advice on a strategic, multi-year partnership with Google Cloud aimed at accelerating the bank’s transition to cloud services and the co-innovation of new products and services.
  • A public petroleum and natural gas company. Representing a public petroleum and natural gas company and its IT and services subsidiary for over a year on a strategic outsourcing for systems integration, application development and maintenance for IT systems to run one of the largest integrated chemical facilities in the world. These facilities are currently being built as part of a recently announced US$20 billion Sadara Chemical Company joint venture between the company and Dow Chemical. The transactions include four separate Framework Agreements covering the complete automation of the facilities and integration of the systems of the various facilities that are associated with the project.
  • A global financial institution. Represented a global financial institution in outsourcing certain human resources functions (such as recruitment processes, travel and entertainment services, background screening, commission payment and employee benefit plan administration) and "software as a service" transactions.
  • Grupo Bimbo. Represented an international baked goods company in one of the largest information technology outsourcing transactions for Latin America.
  • Verizon Wireless. Represented Verizon Wireless in connection with the "Softcard" joint venture, with other major wireless carriers, for the development of a wireless payment platform. Work included advising on the structure of technology and IP contributions, vendor selection and negotiation of the sourcing and licensing arrangements with the various parties engaged to build the platform, commercial terms and potential royalty and value streams, as well as the rights as between the venture and the participating carriers and third-party licensees.
  • Tribe Mobile. Represented Tribe Mobile in connection with its strategic partnership with the Virgin Group to launch Virgin as a branded mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) in the Latin American region.
  • Global Financial Institution in the outsourcing of its asset management investment platform – one of the largest outsourcing deals of its kind at the time – to BlackRock. The solution offered a highly scalable system with the ability to evolve with the client’s needs.

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Published work

Recognition

Awards & accolades

Ranked Lawyer, FinTech Legal: Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies

USA Chambers Fintech, 2021-2023

Ranked Lawyer, Nationwide Technology

Chambers USA 2021- 2022

Ranked Lawyer, Nationwide Outsourcing

Chambers USA 2022