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Latham & Watkins Represents Mediawan in Plan B Partnership to Create a Global Production Platform

December 12, 2022
Global team advises European studio’s partnership with storied Hollywood production company led by Brad Pitt.

Mediawan, a leading independent premium content studio in Europe led by Pierre-Antoine Capton, and Plan B Entertainment, an award-winning US production company co-founded and led by Brad Pitt, along with co-presidents Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, have announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for Mediawan to acquire a significant stake in Plan B. By joining forces with Plan B, Mediawan, together with its strategic partner KKR, expands beyond its core European markets into the US.

Latham & Watkins LLP advised Mediawan in the transaction, with a deal team led by New York M&A partner Justin Hamill, Century City entertainment, sports and media partners Rick Offsay and Kendall Johnson, and New York M&A associate Julian Azran, with support from Century City Counsel Adam Rachlis, New York associates Aubrey Steiger and Sofia Skara, and Century City associates Djenab Conde and Will Walker. Advice was also provided on tax matters by Bay Area partner Katherine Moir, with Washington, D.C. associate Abigail Friedman; on benefits matters by Bay Area partner Erin Murphy, with New York associate Alisa Hand; on intellectual property matters by Los Angeles partner Ghaith Mahmood, with associate Nicole Nour; on antitrust matters by Brussels partner Carles Esteva Mosso, Washington, D.C. partner Ian Conner, New York partner Katherine Rocco, Washington, D.C. counsel Britton Davis, and Brussels counsel Wesley Lepla, with New York associates Carla Palma and Karen Kim; on litigation matters by New York partner Jamie Wine, Washington, D.C. partner Nick McQuaid and New York associate Ryan Jones; and on real estate matters by New York partner Michelle Kelban and counsel Shira Bressler.