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KDDI, Sumitomo bid $2.7 billion for control of Japanese cable operator
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • Japan, USA
  • October 26 2012

On Wednesday, Japanese wireless operator KDDI joined forces with Sumitomo on a US$2.7 billion bid for the remaining shares of Jupiter Telecommunications that would give the partners joint control of more than half of Japan’s cable television market

Liberty Global to pay $4.48 billion for German cable group
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • March 25 2011

Solidifying its position in the German cable television market, Liberty Global agreed on Monday to acquire Kabel Baden-Wuerttemberg (KBW), Germany's third-largest multichannel video program distributor, in a deal valued at 3.19 billion (U.S. $4.48 billion

Comcast-NBCU merger approved by FCC, Justice Department
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • January 21 2011

More than a year after announcing merger plans, Comcast and NBC Universal (NBCU) won FCC and Justice Department (DOJ) approval on Tuesday for their $28 billion union

News Corp. offers $11.5 billion for remaining BSkyB stake
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • June 18 2010

In hopes of seizing upon the full potential of one of its prime overseas assets, News Corp. offered US$11.5 billion to acquire full ownership of British satellite TV firm BSkyB, Europe’s largest pay television service provider

FCC lifts final conditions on News Corp’s DirecTV deal
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • June 19 2009

Citing "a material change in circumstances," the FCC released an order on Monday that lifts remaining conditions on the agency’s approval of News Corp’s acquisition of DirecTV from Hughes Corp

Court orders seizure of Telenor stake in Vimpelcom
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • Russia
  • March 20 2009

Telenor’s ongoing legal battle with Russia’s Alfa Group took a dramatic turn this week, as a Siberian court froze Telenor’s stake in Russian wireless operator Vimpelcom after the Norwegian carrier refused to pay a US $1.7 billion claim that was ordered by the same court last month

Patrick S. Campbell
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP