DISH Network has agreed to merge with EchoStar Corporation in an all-stock transaction. The deal positions the combined company to become a global leader in terrestrial and non-terrestrial wireless connectivity as it utilizes DISH’s satellite technology, streaming services and nationwide 5G network capabilities alongside EchoStar’s satellite communications solutions.
The new company will deliver a broad set of communication and content distribution services, including DISH Wireless, Boost Wireless, Sling TV and DISH TV, as well as EchoStar, Hughes and JUPITER satellite services, HughesON managed services and HughesNet satellite internet.
The S&C team advising DISH includes Scott Miller, Scott Crofton, James Shea, Manon Scales, Jeffrey MacDonald and Yaqi Han. Marc Treviño and Tiffany Wooley are advising on employee compensation and benefits matters. David Spitzer and Tessa Lee are advising on tax matters. Brian Frawley is advising on litigation matters. Steve Holley, Adam Paris, Brad Smith and Eric Queen are advising on HSR matters. Eric Kadel is advising on CFIUS and U.S. sanctions matters. Mehdi Ansari is advising on intellectual property matters. Juan Rodriguez and Dominic Connors are advising on non-U.S. FDI matters.
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