Hogan Lovells Advises EuropaCorp on U.S. Joint Venture with Relativity Media

LOS ANGELES, 3 March 2014 – Hogan Lovells has successfully advised Paris-headquartered EuropaCorp, a top-tier European film studio, on the formation of a U.S. joint venture with Beverly Hills-based Relativity Media.

Under the terms of the deal, EuropaCorp will pay approximately US$130 million, anticipated to be paid over a six year timeframe, for a 50 percent stake in the joint venture. Relativity will own the other 50 percent. Each company will exclusively use the services of the joint venture and will directly distribute its own films. Building upon the success of Relativity and EuropaCorp's previous co-production partnership, each company will also have the opportunity to co-produce and co-finance each other's future films under the new agreement.

The Hogan Lovells team advising EuropaCorp was led by Los Angeles Corporate Partner Sheri Jeffrey and included Los Angeles Office Managing Partner Barry Dastin, New York Partners Russell DaSilva and Mark Weinstein, Washington, D.C. Partner Craig Ulman, Los Angeles associates Sara Harirchian and Justin Johnson, and Washington, D.C. associate Khang Tran.

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