Media & Entertainment Transactions


Kirkland has a successful track record of guiding media and entertainment clients through complex legal, business and regulatory issues. Our lawyers are committed to advancing creative and constructive legal solutions tailored to our clients’ unique needs, enabling them to successfully drive growth and achieve business objectives. With a nuanced understanding of the diverse media and entertainment industry sub-sectors, including music and live entertainment, films, television, interactive and video gaming, digital media, visual arts, sports and metaverse, Kirkland attorneys leverage real world experience as counsel to create competitive advantages for our clients.

Our Multi-Disciplinary Approach
In addition to M&A, our experience includes joint ventures and strategic partnerships, as well as licensing, promotion, media rights and other commercial agreements. We employ a multi-disciplinary approach that combines our broad-based subject matter experience (including M&A, technology and IP transactions, capital markets and debt finance) with a deep knowledge of the commercial, technological and legal dynamics driving each industry sub-segment. We understand the evolving business models influenced by the continual interplay with technological innovation, and the rights-based and contracts-based ecosystems that are critical value drivers across media and entertainment. With respect to rights-based situations, we have extensive experience in core areas of law including copyright, rights of publicity, patent, and data law including representations in industry-impacting litigation matters.

Advised Blackstone in its $1 billion partnership with Hipgnosis Song Management

with follow-on catalogue purchases from iconic artists including Justin Timberblake and Justin Bieber

Recognized for Media & Entertainment Transactions

The Legal 500 U.S, 2022–2023

$115B+ Global Media & Entertainment Deals

Refinitiv, 2018–2022