Cleary Gottlieb handles high-profile capital markets, antitrust, and M&A and joint venture matters for domestic and multinational clients in television, radio, print journalism, publishing, advertising, public relations and marketing.

With 16 integrated offices on four continents, the firm offers cross-border capacity and multijurisdictional experience for media clients in joint ventures, sales of programming distribution rights and transactions that unite U.S. networks with broadcast companies throughout Asia and Europe. Cleary also regularly represents issuers, underwriters and sovereigns in communications industry financings and privatizations.

Notable Experiences

  • MDC in its announced business combination transaction with Stagwell.

  • Google in over 30 M&A transactions, including the sale of Motorola Mobility’s mobile devices business to Lenovo Group Limited and acquisitions of AdMob, AppJet, Clever Sense, Episodic, Skybox Imaging, Wavii, Waze Mobile and Wildfilre Interactive, as well as capital markets, competition, disputes, tax, IP, financing and employment matters, and its recent high-profile reorganization and creation of a new holding company, Alphabet Inc.

  • HP on a range of matters for over 30 years, relating to competition, intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions, tax, employment, regulatory, real estate and disputes, including its $1.6 billion acquisition of Opsware, its $2.7 billion acquisition of 3Com Corporation and its $13.9 billion acquisition of Electronic Data Systems Corp.

  • Sony Music in its acquisition of sole control of The Orchard, a digital music venture.

  • Western Digital Corporation in its acquisition of Amplidata NV, a developer of object storage software for public and private cloud data centers.

  • Sabre Holdings Corp. in the sale of to Bravofly Rumbo Group and in its $280 million sale of Travelocity to Expedia.

  • Raine Group in the sale of a majority interest in C3 Presents LLC and C3 Booking to Live Nation Worldwide, Inc., a live-events company focused on concert promotions, ticketing and artist management.

  • Scientific Games Corp. in its $1.5 billion acquisition of WMS Industries, Inc., an NYSE listed designer and distributor of video gaming devices.

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