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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 global entertainment company Boat Rocker Media in its cash-and-stock acquisition of production company Matador Content, which is behind Paramount Network’s Lip Sync Battle and other popular series.
Paul, Weiss is representing global brand development, marketing and entertainment company Authentic Brands Group LLC in its acquisition, alongside North American footwear franchise DSW Inc., of a majority stake in the intellectual property of footwear company Camuto Group’s brands.
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.
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.