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Marina Aronchik is a partner in Mayer Brown’s Chicago office. She is a member of the Technology Transactions practice, and the U.S. leader of Mayer Brown’s Global Chemical Industry Group.

Marina advises leading companies on critical technology and sourcing agreements. Her practice focuses on data, digital services, outsourcing, and software transactions, with particular emphasis on structuring and negotiating agreements with digital services providers, including SaaS, IaaS, and other “as a Service” deals. Marina’s experience includes global IT, business process, and facilities management outsourcing, software development and licensing, ERP, robotic automation (RPA), and artificial intelligence (AI) deals. She has also advised clients on digital transformations, data sharing agreements and other bespoke arrangements as part of companies’ ever more complex needs for digital services.

Marina has deep experience advising companies in the chemical industry on complex technology and service agreements, including supply chain arrangements, site services agreements, and operating services agreements, both as part of M&A and on a stand-alone basis. She worked in-house at the headquarters of one of the world’s largest chemical companies through a secondment program, where she drafted and negotiated a wide range of commercial agreements.

Marina’s practice benefits from an undergraduate degree in Information Technology Management and prior work experience as a software programmer and database administrator at an international medical device company.

Marina is a regular contributor to Mayer Brown’s Tech Talks Podcast, which provides insight on legal issues relating to technology transactions and touches on relevant and timely topics.

Langues

  • Anglais
  • Russe
Points clés
Tech Talks Podcast
Thriving in an Age of Digital Transformation

Expérience

Technology Agreements

  • Represented a global multi-brand restaurant company in negotiations with cloud-based communications and collaboration solutions provider.
  • Represented a global agriculture and construction company in negotiations of a series of software, digital services and data agreements as part of digital transformation of the agriculture-related portion of the business.
  • Represented a global food and agriculture company in negotiations of a strategic cloud ERP deal.
  • Represented a food service distributor in the negotiation of software license and implementation agreements of on-premises and cloud ERP systems as part of the company’s digital transformation.
  • Represented a franchised restaurant chain in negotiations with a digital ordering platform provider.
  • Advised a multinational professional services firm on development of a wide range of procurement forms, and related negotiations with Microsoft and cloud service providers.
  • Represented a global online service provider and media/publishing entity on technology issues and a transition services agreement in connection with a carve-out divestiture of a trademark solution.
  • Represented a global online service provider and media/publishing entity in the negotiations with various cloud providers.
  • Represented a global publishing company in a number of information technology transactions, including cloud computing agreements.
  • Represented a financial services provider in the negotiations of a large-scale system implementation and maintenance agreement.

IT, Business Process, and Facilities Management Outsourcing

  • Represented a global spirits company in outsourcing of managed security services. 
  • Represented a global payroll company in outsourcing of global facilities management functions.
  • Represented a global pharmaceutical company in the negotiation of a strategic agreement for information technology services, including robotics implementation.
  • Represented a multinational chemical company in the negotiation of a strategic agreement for integrated facilities management and real estate services.
  • Represented a nationwide retailer in outsourcing of IT and data center functions and licensing of an artificial intelligence solution.
  • Represented a multinational information provider in multiple phases of its outsourcing of finance and accounting.
  • Represented a multinational information provider in multiple phases of its outsourcing of global facilities management and data center functions.

Chemical Industry Transactions

  • Advised a global chemical company on site services agreements, operating services agreements, transition services agreements, business services agreements, and other service arrangements, as part of multijurisdictional carve-out divestitures, including the following:
  • Sale of U.S. Gulf Coast marine and terminal operations and assets for over $600 million;
  • Sale of rail infrastructure assets and related equipment at six major North American sites for over $300 million; and
  • Sale of a specialty chemical business for over $800 million.
  • Represented a global chemical company in the negotiation of a complex IT services agreement in support of construction of a global chemicals complex in Al-Jubail, Saudi Arabia.
  • Represented a multinational chemical company in the negotiation of a strategic agreement for integrated facilities management and real estate services.
  • Represented a global chemical company in the outsourcing of a global human resources and payroll functions.

Formation

IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, JD, with honors
Dean's List; Executive Articles Editor, Chicago-Kent Law Review

Christian Brothers University, BS, summa cum laude

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