Weil, Links in middle east media merger

Weil Gotshal & Manges and Linklaters have landed lead roles on a $2bn (£1.2bn) Middle East media merger.

Weil partner Mark Soundy advised longstanding client Kipco on the merger of its subsidiary ­Showtime Arabia with rival Orbit. Linklaters partner Ewan Cameron led the team advising Riyadh-based Mawarid Group, the owner of Orbit, assisted by Ben Davies, Jonathan Lewis and James Wootton.