Phil Shawe — co-CEO of TransPerfect, the world’s biggest privately held translation services visitor — is a big fan of “Game of Thrones” — expressly the “Red Wedding.”
For Sunday night’s final season premiere, Shawe is not only hosting a screening for some of his 5,000 employees at the Helen Mills Theater on West 26th Street, he’s moreover suing one of his biggest competitors.
Just as he and his top execs take their seats to watch the doings in Westeros, his lawyers will be e-filing a lawsuit versus Lionbridge, which tried to reap TransPerfect in 2016.
Shawe was worldly-wise to stay on the Iron Throne of TransPerfect without his co-founder Elizabeth Elting sold her stake in the visitor for $385 million. Now he’s going without Lionbridge.
“While the timing of our complaint and the ‘Game of Thrones’ premiere is coincidental, I can personize that winter is coming for Lionbridge,” Shawe told me.
A spokesman for Lionbridge had no comment.