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Latham lawyers advise on a full spectrum of entertainment-related legal and business issues, from complex distribution and licensing agreements to mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and sophisticated financing transactions.

Entertainment, Sports & Media

Latham & Watkins lawyers are grounded in decades of experience across all sectors of entertainment, sports and media.

Media & Entertainment
An Accomplished, Dedicated Team

During recent years, the entertainment, sports and media industries have continued to dramatically evolve, overlapping with each other more and more and increasingly focusing on technology and complex global transactions. Reflecting this changing landscape, Latham’s entertainment, sports and media lawyers provide sophisticated counsel to industry clients — including motion picture studios, production companies, sports teams and leagues, venues, events, marketers, broadcasters and industry associations — on the following:

  • Acquisitions, investments, dispositions, joint ventures and mergers related to international entertainment and media companies as well as sports teams and leagues
  • Complex digital media and technology agreements
  • Content licensing, production, acquisition and distribution deals
  • Disputes, claims and government actions related to parties ranging from individual talent to multi-national companies
  • Negotiations with and on behalf of sports teams, leagues, and international sporting events 
  • Multi-party real estate, project siting and finance matters
  • Television, radio, and new media transactions 

Latham provides clients a combination of specific client focus and substantive industry expertise to help them achieve strategic, long-term success.

Latham’s representative clients range from major US motion picture studios and media companies, to international independent producers and distributors of television and film content, digital media, music, sports entities, as well as hedge funds, private equity firms, investment banks and other financial institutions.