Weil's attorneys understand the high-stakes nature of the satellite industry and are deeply conversant with the issues that frequently arise in the satellite industry. Industry participants call on us for legal and business know-how regarding the industry's unique financial and operational risks, and we pride ourselves on offering a comprehensive legal resource, capable of tackling multiple, but interrelated, issues in a highly coordinated fashion.
- Multi-disciplinary approach to counseling financiers, investors, and satellite companies
- Deep experience in a variety of satellite transactions, including the sale, purchase, leasing, and financing of satellites, as well as complex financings and cross-border transactions
- Cutting-edge intelligence on all aspects of telecommunications, space, media, broadcasting and satellite regulations, including emerging areas of concern
Our lawyers draw on years of experience to assist sellers, purchasers, lessors, lessees, arrangers, financiers, operators, and manufacturers in transactions relating to the sale, purchase, and leasing of satellites, as well as investors making private placements of debt and equity into satellite industry concerns. We have created and implemented innovative financing structures for domestic and international transactions and transactions supported by export credit agencies, and we have substantial experience working with all parties in these transactions, including corporate clients, financial institutions, private equity firms, and hedge funds.
Mergers & Acquisitions
Weil's M&A attorneys bring unparalleled experience to the deal table. Our lawyers have been involved in some of the most innovative transactions in the industry over the past decade, including those involving private equity-owned portfolio companies, complex cross-border acquisitions, minority private capital investments in public companies, spectrum licenses, preferred-share and convertible-debt investments, and strategic alliances and joint ventures. Our M&A lawyers routinely rank among the world's best in allied industry areas – particularly telecommunications and media – and provide an uncommon level of strategic understanding to every deal.
Litigation & Risk Management
The volume of new regulations – not to mention new operational hazards – creates an industry-wide risk profile that is changing rapidly. Our broad-based litigation and regulatory practice complements our transactional skills to provide clients with a unique one-stop resource addressing how litigation, financial, and operational risk can be managed and, wherever possible, avoided altogether, particularly in the areas of intellectual property theft, corporate governance, regulatory compliance, and nascent forms of liability related to space/orbital torts and digital content transmission.
Weil's industry-leading restructuring practice is a valuable resource for our satellite clients, providing one-of-a-kind insight to restructuring issues from our relationships with key players in the marketplace, including banks, corporations, private equity firms, hedge funds, pension funds, and others who have significant interests in telecommunications, satellites, and broadcasting. Our transactional and litigation lawyers work closely with our restructuring team to successfully implement restructuring strategies for both creditors and debtors in connection with formal bankruptcy proceedings – domestic or foreign – and out-of-court restructurings.