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Latham & Watkins Advises the Houston Rockets in Acquisition of AT&T SportsNet Southwest With the Astros

September 29, 2023
Firm represents the NBA team in the transaction.

The Houston Astros and Houston Rockets have announced that they are acquiring AT&T SportsNet Southwest from Warner Bros. Discovery effective September 30, 2023. The network will re-launch as Space City Home Network (SCHN) on October 3, 2023.

Latham & Watkins LLP advised the Houston Rockets in the transaction with a corporate team led by New York partner Ian Schuman, Houston partner Nick Dhesi, Century City partner Rick Offsay, New York partner Frank Saviano and Century City counsel Paul Iannicelli, with Houston associates Bryan Ryan, Brent Wagner, Haley Sandoval, and Catherine Sims, and Century City associates Liliana Ranger and Adele Zhang. Advice was also provided on tax matters by Bay Area partner Katharine Moir, with associate Abigail Friedman; on antitrust matters by Washington, D.C. partner Jason Cruise and counsel Peter Todaro, with associate Doug Tifft; on Labor, employment and benefits matters by New York partner Erin Murphy and Chicago partner Nineveh Alkhas, with Washington, D.C. associate Bryce Williamson and New York associate Yoojin DeNiro; and on IP matters by Washington, D.C. partner Morgan Brubaker, with Austin associate Andrew Abokhair.