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CBS to Merge With Viacom, Creating $40 Billion Company

Paul, Weiss is advising the special committee of the board of directors of CBS Corp. in its merger with Viacom to form ViacomCBS Inc. The combined company will have an enterprise value of more than $40 billion and will bring together some of the most iconic names in media, including CBS News, Nickelodeon, Showtime, BET, Comedy Central, MTV and Paramount. The deal is expected to close by the end of 2019.

The Paul, Weiss team includes, among others, corporate partners Robert Schumer, Ariel Deckelbaum, Michael Vogel, John Kennedy, Kelley Parker and counsel Patricia Vaz de Almeida and Frances Mi; litigation partners Brad Karp, Jaren Janghorbani, Bruce Birenboim and Lewis Clayton and counsel Daniel Mason; tax partner David Sicular; employee benefits partner Lawrence Witdorchic and counsel Jarrett Hoffman; intellectual property partner Chuck Googe; real estate partner Peter Fisch; personal representation partner Alan Halperin; antitrust counsel Marta Kelly; entertainment counsel Carolyn Casselman; environmental counsel William O’Brien; and international trade counsel Richard Elliott.

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