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Awards & Recognition

Paul, Weiss Wins Law360 “Sports & Betting Group of the Year” Recognition

Paul, Weiss won Law360 “2023 Sports & Betting Group of the Year” recognition for its achievements in the sports and betting industry.

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Client News

INEOS Chairman Sir Jim Ratcliffe to Acquire Significant Stake in Manchester United

Paul, Weiss is advising Trawlers Limited in an agreement with Manchester United plc under which Sir Jim Ratcliffe, Chairman of INEOS, will acquire 25% of Manchester United’s Class B shares from the Glazer family and initiate a tender offer to acquire up to 25% of the publicly listed Class A shares in Manchester United plc.

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Awards & Recognition

Brette Tannenbaum Named a Law360 “Rising Star” in Sports & Betting

Litigation partner Brette Tannenbaum was recognized as a Law360 2023 “Rising Star” in the Sports & Betting category. Rising Stars is an annual list of the top attorneys under the age of 40.

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Events

Loretta Lynch Delivers Keynote Address at FIFA Women’s Football Convention

On August 18, litigation partner Loretta Lynch delivered a keynote address at the FIFA Women’s Football Convention in Sydney during the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

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Client News

Sphere Entertainment Spins Off Traditional Live Entertainment Businesses

Paul, Weiss advised premier live entertainment and media company Sphere Entertainment Co. in the tax-free spin-off of its traditional live entertainment businesses.

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Client News

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

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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Client News

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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Awards & Recognition

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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Awards & Recognition

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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Client News

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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Client News

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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Client News

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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