Latham & Watkins Advises T-Mobile in Completed Merger with Sprint to Create the New T-Mobile

A multidisciplinary Latham team across the US advised on the transformative deal.

April 01, 2020

T-Mobile US, Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) has announced that it has officially completed its merger with Sprint Corporation to create the New T-Mobile, a supercharged Un-carrier that will deliver a transformative 5G network. The parent of the combined company is T-Mobile US, Inc., whose shares of common stock will continue to trade on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol “TMUS”. The combined company will operate under the name T-Mobile.

Latham & Watkins LLP represented the committee of independent directors of T-Mobile in the transaction, providing representation and advice on corporate, finance, communications, antitrust, CFIUS, intellectual property, and compliance matters, with a corporate team led by partners Charles Ruck in New York and Orange County and Daniel Rees in Orange County. Advice was also provided on communications matters by partners James Barker and Matthew Brill in Washington, D.C. and on antitrust matters by partner Michael Egge in Washington, D.C.

Latham & Watkins LLP also provided general representation to T-Mobile in connection with the transaction on corporate, benefits and compensation, tax, financing, regulatory, and compliance matters with a team led by corporate partners James Gorton and Thomas Malone in New York and Joshua Dubofsky in Silicon Valley and New York, and antitrust partner Al Pfeiffer in the Bay Area.

Additionally, Latham & Watkins LLP is representing T-Mobile as lead M&A counsel in its pending deal with DISH Network Corporation to divest Sprint’s prepaid businesses and Sprint’s 800MHz Spectrum assets to DISH for approximately $5 billion with a corporate team led by New York partner David Allinson and Silicon Valley and New York partner Joshua Dubofsky, with associate Leah Sauter. 

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