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General Atlantic Invests in Chess.com

Paul, Weiss advised General Atlantic in its investment in Chess.com, one of the world’s largest chess platforms. Launched in 2007, Chess.com is a leading online destination for playing, learning and watching chess, with over 75 million registered users and more than 10 million games played every day. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

The Paul, Weiss team included corporate partners Matthew Abbott, Austin Pollet, Suhan Shim, Monica Thurmond and Robert Zochowski and counsel Caitlin Kelly; tax partner Lindsay Parks; executive compensation partner Jarrett Hoffman and counsel Nicole Tark; intellectual property partner Jonathan Ashtor and counsel Michael Kurzer; real estate partner Peter Fisch; litigation partner Andrew Gordon and counsel Steven Herzog, Peter Jaffe and Rachel Fiorill; antitrust counsel Marta Kelly; and environmental counsel William O'Brien

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