Kemal Hawa

Kemal Hawa: Attorney with Greenberg Traurig, LLP
  • Shareholder at Greenberg Traurig, LLP (2024 Attorneys)
  • 2101 L Street, N.W., Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20037
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Kemal Hawa focuses his practice on corporate and securities law and transactions, with an emphasis on the telecommunications, media and technology industries, domestically and internationally. Kemal assists clients with the negotiation of transactions in the cloud computing space, including the negotiation of data center and colocation leases, globally. Kemal also has extensive experience in the negotiation of network infrastructure transactions, including submarine cable system consortium and private subsea cable deals, terrestrial fiber optic network transactions, and transactions involving antenna towers.

Kemal regularly advises public and private companies, private equity firms, investment banks, and creditors’ committees on a variety of matters, including mergers and acquisitions, investments, financing arrangements, licensing agreements, commercial transactions, market entry strategies, and bankruptcies and restructurings. His company clients include data center operators, global content providers, fintech companies, telecommunications and media companies, wireless and international carriers, Internet service providers, satellite companies, equipment manufacturers, electric utilities, and numerous technology companies.

Before private practice, Kemal worked for MCI and WinStar Communications.


•Cloud transactions
•Mergers and acquisitions
•Private equity law
•Leveraged buyouts
•Regulatory law
•Foreign and cross ownership

Recognition & Leadership

Awards & Accolades

•Team Member, Corporate Board Member magazine and FTI Consulting Inc., one of America’s Best Corporate Law Firms, 13th Annual Legal Industry Study, 2013

(Also at McLean, Virginia Office)

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Corporate
  • Technology, Media & Telecommunications
  • Private Equity
  • IP Technology Licensing & Transactions
  • The Cloud

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
202.331.3119  Phone
202.331.3101  Fax
University Attended:
Georgetown University, B.A., 1992
Law School Attended:
American University Washington College of Law, J.D., 1996
Year of First Admission:
New York; Virginia; District of Columbia; Maryland
Reported Cases:
Experience: Representative Matters; Representation of a hyperscale content provider in connection with its global network procurement rollout, including construction and procurement of submarine cable systems, terrestrial fiber optic network infrastructure, and data center capacity.; Representation of a global fintech company and multiple data center operators in connection with dozens of mergers and acquisitions involving data centers.; Representation of private equity infrastructure funds in connection with leveraged buyouts of data center and tower companies.; Representation of data center operators and enterprise customers in connection with numerous sale/leaseback transactions.; Outside counsel to more than 25 data center operators in connection with data center leases, colocation agreements, and network procurement transactions.

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