White & Case advises EchoStar Corporation on its merger with DISH Network

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Global law firm White & Case has advised premier technology and networking services provider EchoStar Corporation on its entry into a definitive agreement to combine with DISH Network in an all-stock merger at a fixed exchange ratio. 

The transaction combines DISH Network's satellite technology, streaming services and nationwide 5G network with EchoStar's premier satellite communications solutions, creating a global leader in terrestrial and non-terrestrial wireless connectivity. 

The combined company will be headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, and will go to market worldwide under a suite of proven consumer and business brands, 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 White & Case team was led by M&A partners Daniel Dufner, Michael Deyong and Michelle Rutta, alongside associate Marina Safonova (all in New York). The team also included M&A associates Jennifer Lee, Amy Jiang, Ren-Ann Wang, Catherine McNally, Kai Glick, Joseph Tawil, Emilia Calderon, Allieana Bao, Amrita Mohan (all in New York), Princess Rogers (Houston) and Jake Law (Chicago); Capital Markets partner Jonathan Michels and associate Elizabeth Mapelli (both in New York); Tax partner Sang I. Ji and associate Adriana Zhan (both in New York); Employment, Compensation & Benefits counsel Kenneth Barr (New York) and associate Otto Nuñez-Montelongo (Washington, DC); Environment and Climate Change partner Seth Kerschner (New York); Real Estate partner Steven Lutt (New York); Technology Transactions partner Arlene Arin Hahn, counsel Ketan Pastakia, and associates Mark Kim, Katarina Varriale, Jarrah Al-Buainain and Alina Dvorovenko (all in New York); Data, Privacy & Cybersecurity partner F. Paul Pittman and associate Andrew Hamm (both in Washington, DC); Antitrust partner George Paul, and associates Heather Greenfield and Ashley Stoner (all Washington, DC); Foreign Direct Investment partners Farhad Jalinous and Keith Schomig, associate Tim Sensenig (all in Washington, DC), and partner Orion Berg (Paris). Law clerks Zane Mitchell, Adyasha Das and Anna Hile assisted on the matter.

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