Global law firm White & Case LLP has advised Sony Corporation of America, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation (Sony), on its approximately US$400 million investment in Bilibili Inc. (Bilibili), a leading online entertainment platform for young generations in China.
In addition, Sony and Bilibili entered into a business collaboration agreement to pursue collaboration opportunities in the Chinese entertainment market, including anime and mobile games.
The White & Case team was led by partners Morton A. Pierce and Chang-Do Gong, and included counsel Patti Marks, associates Hiroyuki Koda and Aviv Lazar (M&A), partner Arlene Arin Hahn, associate Elle Davis (IP), partner Steven Gee, associate Kyle Ezzedine (Tax), partner Victoria Rosamond (ECB), partner David Hille (Litigation), partner Gregory Owens (Bank Finance), counsel Claudette Druehl and associate Steven Glendon (Capital Markets) in New York; partner Vivian Tsoi (M&A) in Shanghai; associate Xiaofeng Allison Gong (M&A), partner Bingna Guo, associates Mark Chu and Hongru Xu (White Collar) in Beijing; and counsel Paul Pittman (Cybersecurity), partner George Paul, associates Christine Chang and Daniel Rosenthal (Antitrust), partner Farhad Jalinous and counsel Keith Schomig (CFIUS) in Washington, DC.
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