Media and Entertainment

Arnold & Porter's Antitrust/Competition practice group is widely recognized for its breadth, depth, and excellence. More than 110 attorneys in our offices in the United States and Europe represent clients in a wide variety of antitrust matters ranging from counseling, to mergers and acquisitions, to major litigation, to government investigations. Our attorneys have handled many engagements for media and entertainment sector clients.


AMC Entertainment Acquisition of Carmike Cinemas
Obtained antitrust approval of the company’s US$1.1 billion acquisition of Carmike Cinemas.
HarperCollins Publishers Government e-Books Investigations and Litigations
Represented publisher in government investigations relating to the sale and distribution of e-books as well as related litigation.
AMC Entertainment Purchase of Starplex Cinemas
Obtained antitrust clearance for the company’s US$172 million acquisition of the Starplex Cinemas theatre chain.
AMC Entertainment, Inc. AMC in United States v. National Cinemedia, Inc. et al.
Represented client with respect to US Department of Justice’s investigation of and action to enjoin the NCM/Screenvision transaction.
Sony Corporation of America and Sony/ATV Music Publishing Sony acquisition of EMI
Obtained antitrust clearance for the client's US$2.2 billion purchase of the music publishing business of EMI.

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