Media, Sports & Entertainment
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.
Ariel was recognized for, among other things, serving as co-lead counsel for Time Warner Cable in its terminated $45.2 billion stock-for-stock merger with Comcast as well as for representing hedge fund executives Wesley Edens and Marc Lasry in their purchase of the Milwaukee Bucks from Senator Herbert Kohl. "When we advise clients, we're always trying to think beyond the legal implications of what we do," said Ariel.
Chuck was recognized for, among other things, his role in William Morris Endeavor's $2.4 billion merger with IMG Worldwide, as well as his work with Universal Parks and Resorts regarding a new theme park in Beijing to satisfy the growing demand in China for entertainment destinations. Chuck noted that entertainment lawyers must be able to "adapt deal terms and the contracts to keep up with the changes in technology."