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Paul, Weiss Advises Advance in Completed $150 Billion WarnerMedia-Discovery Combination

Paul, Weiss advised media conglomerate Advance in the combination of AT&T Inc.’s WarnerMedia with Discovery, Inc., to create Warner Bros. Discovery, Inc., a premier standalone global media and entertainment company.

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Awards & Recognition

Brad Karp Named a 2022 Law360 “MVP” in Sports & Betting

Firm Chairman Brad Karp was recognized as a Law360 2022 “MVP” in the Sports & Betting category.

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Awards & Recognition

Paul, Weiss Media & Entertainment Practice Named Law360 “Practice Group of the Year”

Paul, Weiss won Law360 “Practice Group of the Year” recognition for its achievements in 2021 in the Media & Entertainment category.

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Clearlake Capital Acquires Chelsea Football Club in Consortium Deal

Paul, Weiss, acting as M&A and Funds counsel, advised Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. in its acquisition of Chelsea Football Club in a consortium co-led with Todd Boehly, Chairman and CEO of Eldridge.

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Jay Cohen Named a 2022 Billboard “Top Music Lawyer”

Litigation partner Jay Cohen appeared on Billboard’s list of the year’s “Top Music Lawyers,” marking the third consecutive year he has been recognized.

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Three Paul, Weiss Partners Featured in Variety’s Dealmakers Impact Report

Corporate partners Ariel Deckelbaum, Jeff Marell and Bob Schumer were featured in Variety’s 2021 Dealmakers Impact Report, which highlights the top financiers, attorneys, executives and entrepreneurs whose deals have changed the entertainment landscape.

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Sport Republic to Acquire Controlling Stake in the Turkish Football Club Göztepe S.K.

Paul, Weiss is representing Sport Republic in its acquisition of a 70% stake in Turkish football club Göztepe S.K.

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Sport Republic Acquires Southampton Football Club

Paul, Weiss advised Sport Republic Limited in its acquisition of a majority stake in the English Premier League Southampton Football Club.

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IG Acquisition Corp. to Combine With PlayUp Limited in Take-Public Deal

Paul, Weiss is advising IG Acquisition Corp., a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) led by Bradley Tusk, in its business combination with PlayUp Limited, an Australian global sports, entertainment and betting operator.

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Chris Boehning Named “Sports Trailblazer” by The National Law Journal

Litigation partner Chris Boehning was recognized as a “Sports, Gaming & Entertainment Trailblazer” by The National Law Journal. The list recognizes sports and entertainment lawyers who have had the greatest impact in these industries.

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Paul, Weiss Wins Verdict and Counterclaim Award for Bloomberg LP in Multimillion-Dollar Broadcast Licensing Dispute

Paul, Weiss secured a resounding trial victory for our client Bloomberg L.P., ending a high-stakes international broadcast licensing dispute.

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MGM Completes $8.45 Billion Sale to Amazon

Paul, Weiss advised MGM in its sale to Amazon for $8.45 billion. MGM is a leading entertainment company focused on the production and global distribution of film and television content across all platforms

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FIFA Wins Dismissal of Lawsuit by Nigerian Football Coach

Paul, Weiss secured the dismissal of a lawsuit against Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) brought in the Southern District of New York by Samson Siasia, a Nigerian football (soccer) coach residing in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Univision to Combine With Televisa’s Media, Content and Production Assets in $4.8 Billion Transaction

Paul, Weiss is representing Univision Holdings, Inc. in its combination with the content and media assets of Mexico-based Grupo Televisa, S.A.B., creating the largest Spanish-language media company in the world.

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DOJ Awards FIFA Foundation $201 Million in Restitution as Compensation for Criminal Activities of Former Football Officials

Paul, Weiss represented FIFA in its successful application for remission from the U.S. Department of Justice as compensation for losses the organization suffered as a victim of decades of corruption schemes by former football officials.

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