Our lawyers help build the business of entertainment. Eighty
years of working with prominent industry participants - combined
with a thorough knowledge of the economic, regulatory and
technological forces that shape the present day - place us in a
unique position to help media, sports and entertainment
powerhouses, financial sponsors and entrepreneurs in
business-critical and precedent-setting transactions and
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Corporate partners Robert Schumer, Ariel Deckelbaum, Chuck Googe
and Justin Hamill are profiled in Variety's 2016
Dealmakers Impact Report.
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Paul, Weiss advised Hemisphere Media Group, Inc. in refinancing
its $213 million term loan to lower the interest rate and extend
the maturity date, among other things.
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In this video interview, corporate partner Ariel
Deckelbaum and entertainment/IP partner Chuck
Googe, both the recipients of Variety Legal Impact awards,
discuss trends in media and entertainment, and how the changing
technological landscape affects traditional media.
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Paul, Weiss represented TAO Group in its partnership with The
Madison Square Garden Company (MSG).
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The U.S. Supreme Court declined to review the landmark
concussion settlement between the NFL and former players. The
league, represented by Paul, Weiss and Paul Clement of Kirkland
& Ellis LLP, had urged the Court to deny the petition by 32
former players who objected to the settlement, claiming that to do
so would jeopardize the benefits due the class members under the
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Paul, Weiss advised funds affiliated with Apollo Global
Management, LLC in the acquisition of an 80.1 percent interest in
Royal Philips' Lumileds business.
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Paul, Weiss client American Media, Inc. (AMI), which owns and
operates leading celebrity and lifestyle media brands in the United
States, announced that it successfully completed the refinancing of
its outstanding indebtedness and discharged its obligations under
its existing revolving credit facility, the indenture governing its
11.5% first lien senior secured notes due 2017 and the indenture
governing its 7.000% second lien senior secured notes due 2020.
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Judge George Phelan of the Massachusetts Probate and Family
Court denied six motions to dismiss Paul, Weiss clients Philippe
Dauman's and George Abrams' amended complaint in equity.
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Paul, Weiss is representing WME IMG in its agreement to acquire
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), the world's premier
professional mixed martial arts organization. WME IMG will also
serve as UFC's operating partner.
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Corporate partner Ariel Deckelbaum and entertainment
partner Chuck Googe were featured in Variety's
2015 Legal Impact Report, which spotlights the top lawyers in the
Jun 27, 2016
Corporate partner Patrick Campbell will speak on a
panel at the American Conference Institute's FCC Boot Camp.
May 17, 2016
On May 11, President Obama signed into law the Defend Trade
Secrets Act of 2016 (the "DTSA"), which amends the Economic
Espionage Act ("EEA"), 18 U.S.C. § 1831 et seq., a
criminal statute that prohibits trade secret theft. The …
Jan 18, 2016
Entertainment counsel Carolyn
Casselman contributed an article, titled "Corporate
Transactions in the Entertainment Industry: Special Considerations
for Copyright Assets," to the January 18 issue of Bloomberg
BNA's Mergers & …
Jan 19, 2016
Litigation partners Lew Clayton and Eric Stone's Intellectual
Property Litigation column appeared in the January 13 issue of the
New York Law Journal.
Aug 01, 2016
Paul, Weiss has been shortlisted in six categories as part of
the 2016 China Law & PracticeAwards.
May 27, 2016
For the second consecutive year, Paul, Weiss was recognized
by Media Law International as one of four Tier 1
firms for media law in China and Hong Kong.
Apr 14, 2016
Corporate partner Justin Hamill was featured byVarietyin its
2016 Legal Impact Report.
Mar 23, 2016
Paul, Weiss was recognized by Asian-MENA Counsel
magazine in its "Deals of the Year 2015" issue for our role in
Tencent's co-investment with JD.com in Bitauto. Our involvement
with Universal Studios' theme park in Beijing was selected for