DLA Piper advises ESPN on the acquisition of its UK and Ireland TV business by BT Group
DLA Piper has represented ESPN on the acquisition of its UK and Ireland TV business, including its live sports rights portfolio, by BT Group. The transaction is expected to be completed on 31 July 2013, subject to regulatory clearance.
Under the terms of the deal, BT will acquire the ESPN and ESPN America channels in the UK and Ireland and broadcast rights to the FA Cup, Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier League, UEFA Europa League and the German Bundesliga.
The team representing ESPN in the US was led by Frank Ryan, and in the UK by Charles Severs, Nicholas Fitzpatrick and Yunus Maka, Kyle Quinn, and Caitlin Whale.
News from DLA Piper
News from The Lawyer
Briefings from DLA Piper
The same day he took the reins as chief judge for the District of Delaware, Judge Leonard P Stark substantially overhauled his patent practices.
The purpose of this bulletin is to highlight the fact that certain real burdens will be automatically extinguished on 28 November 2014.
Analysis from The Lawyer
Shearman & Sterling is making its presence felt in the City, squaring up to magic circle firms and looking to muscle in on key relationships. Private equity house Bridgepoint is one outfit that has had its head turned by the US firm.
A new breed of lawyer is smoothing the path for companies entering emerging or unstable jurisdictions