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Variety 2018 Legal Impact Report Features Jay Cohen, Ariel Deckelbaum, Chuck Googe & Justin Hamill

Litigation partner Jay Cohen, corporate partners Ariel Deckelbaum and Justin Hamill and intellectual property/entertainment partner Chuck Googe were featured by Variety in its 2018 Legal Impact Report, which spotlights the top lawyers in the entertainment industry.

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Searchlight Invests in Global Eagle Entertainment

Paul, Weiss advised Searchlight Capital Partners in connection with its $150 million investment in Global Eagle Entertainment (NASDAQ: ENT), a leading provider of media, content, connectivity and data analytics.

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IMG College and Learfield to Merge

In a deal bringing together two of sports’ largest multimedia rights and sponsorship businesses, Paul, Weiss is representing IMG College, the collegiate division of WME | IMG, in its merger with Learfield. 

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Tencent Makes Investment in Smule

Paul, Weiss advised an affiliate of China media and internet conglomerate Tencent in its Series H preferred stock investment in Smule, Inc.

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Mood Media Announces Acquisition of All Outstanding Common Shares and Comprehensive Solution for Debt Obligations

Paul, Weiss is representing certain noteholders of Mood Media Corporation, including funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC and funds advised or sub-advised by GSO Capital Partners LP or its affiliates, in connection with an arrangement under the Canada Business Corporations Act.

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TouchTunes and PlayNetwork to Merge

Paul, Weiss is representing Searchlight Capital Partners and its portfolio company TouchTunes Interactive Networks, in TouchTunes’ agreement to merge with PlayNetwork.

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WME IMG to Acquire UFC

Paul, Weiss is representing WME IMG in its agreement to acquire UFC, the world's premier professional mixed martial arts organization.

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NBCUniversal to Acquire DreamWorks Animation

NBCUniversal, a division of Comcast Corp., announced an agreement to acquire DreamWorks Animation. 

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WME IMG Acquires Fusion Marketing and IMG LIVE

As reported in The Sports Business Journal, Paul, Weiss client WME IMG announced the acquisitions of leading experiential marketing agencies Fusion Marketing and IMG LIVE, further strengthening the company's ability to deliver world-class marketing and brand strategies for its clients.

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