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At Paul, Weiss, we help build the business of media, sports and entertainment. Traditional and emerging media, sports and entertainment companies and their investors trust us to handle their most important and complex matters–whether a game-changing corporate transaction or financing, matters involving valuable intellectual property, a high-profile litigation or an internal investigation.
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.
Paul, Weiss represented South African media group Naspers in its disposal and placing of approximately 2 percent of the issued share capital of Chinese internet giant Tencent.
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.
Paul, Weiss represented customer experience company Hero Digital, a portfolio company of CI Capital Partners, in its acquisition of Philadelphia-based Delphic Digital, a full service digital agency providing web design, web development, SEO and online marketing services.
Paul, Weiss represented WME IMG in an approximately $1 billion strategic investment by Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) and Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC.
As reported in The Wall Street Journal and other media outlets, Paul, Weiss represented Vice Media Inc. in a $450 million investment by private equity firm TPG.
Paul, Weiss is representing Wave Broadband, a portfolio company of Oak Hill Capital Partners, in its $2.365 billion sale to RCN Telecom Services, LLC.
Paul, Weiss represented CircusTrix Holdings, LLC, the world’s largest developer and operator of indoor extreme recreation parks, in its acquisition of Rockin’ Jump Holdings, LLC, a leading franchise operation in the indoor family fitness entertainment space.
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.