Phil Shawe — co-CEO of TransPerfect, the world’s biggest privately held translation services company — is a big fan of “Game of Thrones” — especially 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 also 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 against Lionbridge, which tried to acquire TransPerfect in 2016.
Shawe was able to stay on the Iron Throne of TransPerfect after his co-founder Elizabeth Elting sold her stake in the company for $385 million. Now he’s going after Lionbridge.
“While the timing of our complaint and the ‘Game of Thrones’ premiere is coincidental, I can confirm that winter is coming for Lionbridge,” Shawe told me.
A spokesman for Lionbridge had no comment.