Netflix, Inc.’s Acquisition Of The Roald Dahl Story Company

Taylor Wessing and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati advised The Roald Dahl Story Company and its shareholders on the deal.

The Roald Dahl Story Company has been sold to streaming giant Netflix, Inc. (Nasdaq:NFLX)

The Roald Dahl Story Company is the international entertainment business managing the rights to Roald Dahl’s iconic characters and stories including Charlie & The Chocolate Factory, The BFG and James and the Giant Peach.

Together, Netflix and The Roald Dahl Story Company will bring Roald Dahl’s portfolio of globally recognised characters and stories to life through films, series and children’s shows.

The Taylor Wessing team advising The Roald Dahl Story Company and the sellers was led by Corporate partner James Goold (Picture). US advice was provided by Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, led by Mark Holloway. The team also included: Corporate senior associates Suzy Penney and Alex Walker and associate Katherine Yu; Intellectual Property partner Adam Rendle and associate Xuyang Zhu; Tax & Incentives partners Graham Samuel-Gibbon and Liz Wilson; Competition, EU and Trade partner Paolo Palmigiano and senior counsel Louisa Penny

Involved fees earner: James Goold – Taylor Wessing; Paolo Palmigiano – Taylor Wessing; Suzy Penney – Taylor Wessing; Louisa Penny – Taylor Wessing; Adam Rendle – Taylor Wessing; Graham Samuel-Gibbon – Taylor Wessing; Alex Walker – Taylor Wessing; Liz Wilson – Taylor Wessing; Katherine Yu – Taylor Wessing; XuYang Zhu – Taylor Wessing; Mark Holloway – Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati;

Law Firms: Taylor Wessing; Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati;

Clients: The Roald Dahl Story Company;

Author: Federica Tiefenthaler