In a deal that will create a global leader in terrestrial and non-terrestrial wireless connectivity, S&C is advising DISH Network in its all-stock merger agreement with EchoStar Corporation.
The combined company will leverage DISH’s satellite technology, streaming services and nationwide 5G network capabilities—which cover more than 70 percent of the United States—alongside EchoStar’s satellite communications solutions to deliver a broad set of communication and content distribution capabilities. These will include 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, Yaqi Han and Amanda Jones. 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.
S&C previously advised DISH in its $3.2 billion spin-off of EchoStar and agreement to acquire certain assets from EchoStar in exchange for DISH’s interests in Hughes Retail Group. Additionally, the Firm advised DISH in its $1.4 billion acquisition of Sprint’s prepaid wireless business and related investments and transactions to build out and deploy its 5G wireless network.
In the first half of 2023, S&C led all law firm advisers in announced global and U.S. deals, according to Bloomberg and Refinitiv. The Firm advised on announced deals totaling $210 billion worldwide, representing a 15.8 percent market share. In other recent technology and telecommunications deals, we have represented:
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