Julian Azran represents public and private companies and private equity funds on mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, leveraged buy-outs, public and private investments, and corporate governance matters.

Mr. Azran advises clients within a variety of industries with a focus on the entertainment, sports, and media industries.

He maintains an active pro bono practice, representing small business owners and individuals applying for US citizenship.

Mr. Azran spent time on secondment to Barclays, where he represented the bank in connection with public finance transactions.

Mr. Azran’s experience includes advising:

  • Apollo on Concord's proposed US$1.4 billion acquisition of Hipgnosis
  • Mark Cuban in the sale of the controlling interest in the Dallas Mavericks to the Adelson and Dumont Families
  • Vistra Energy, a Fortune 500 retail electricity and power generation company, in its US$6.3 billion acquisition of Energy Harbor and creation of Vistra Vision, a leading zero-carbon generation and retail platform
  • Mediawan, a leading independent premium content studio, in its acquisition of a controlling stake in Plan B Entertainment, a content production company co-founded and led by Brad Pitt
  • Ocean Network Express Pte. Ltd., a Singapore-based global container shipping company, in a consortium deal to acquire Atlas Corp. in a US$10.9 billion going private transaction
  • KKR in a number of transactions, including:
    • Its joint acquisition of the music interests of ZZ Top with BMG
    • Its joint venture with BMG to acquire music rights
    • Its acquisition of a majority stake in Ryan Tedder and OneRepublic’s music catalog
    • Its acquisition of Kobalt Capital’s music rights portfolio
  • Silver Lake Partners in multiple transactions, including:
    • Its US$12.5 billion acquisition of Qualtrics
    • Its US$500 million strategic investment in Shadowbox Studios
    • Its US$1.35 billion investment in Jio Platforms
    • Its acquisition of TEG, Asia Pacific's leading live entertainment and ticketing company
  • Crestwood Equity Partners and Con Edison in the US$1.23 billion divestiture of Stagecoach Gas Services
  • Cyxtera Technologies in its US$3.4 billion merger with Starboard Value Acquisition Corp.
  • CyberArk in its acquisition of IDaptive
  • Endeavor in a number of transactions, including:
    • Its acquisition of nine MLB Professional Development League Clubs, as well as the creation of Diamond Baseball Holdings (DBH)
    • Its acquisition of a majority equity ownership stake in experiential hospitality leader On Location Experiences
  • ArcLight Capital Partners in its US$857 million acquisition of a 25% equity interest in Gulf Coast Express Pipeline
  • Nesco Holdings, Inc. in its acquisition of Truck Utilities

Bar Qualification

  • New York


  • JD, Columbia Law School, 2015
    Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
  • BA, New York University, 2012
    magna cum laude