Sony Pictures Networks’ Merger with Zee Entertainment and Bangla Entertainment

Trilegal represented Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited in the transaction.

Zee Entertainment and Bangla Entertainment executed a merger with and into Sony Pictures Networks. This is aimed at enabling the combined company to drive sharper content creation across platforms, strengthen its footprint in the rapidly evolving digital ecosystem, bid for media rights in the fast-growing sports landscape and pursue other growth opportunities.

Zee Entertainment Enterprises, headquartered in Mumbai, is a media conglomerate, with interests in television, print, internet, film, mobile content and allied businesses.

The Trilegal team consisted of Nishant Parikh (Picture) and Harsh Maggon, Partners, Corporate Practice Group, Trilegal, led the deal along with Corporate Partner Ankit Kejriwal and National Head of the Competition Practice, Nisha Kaur Uberoi. Nikhil Narendran (Technology), Atul Gupta (Employment), Shruti Rajan (Financial Regulatory), Nitesh Jain (Disputes), Tine Abraham (Disputes), Kunal Gupta (Disputes) and Gautam Chawla (Competition), as well as Harshit Anand and Deepthi Rajeev Counsels; Sameer Raina, Prarthna Baranwal, Snigdha Guha Roy, Radhika Seth, Rachana Rautray, Kanishka Maggon, Anubhav Ghosh, Shivani Rawat, Atul Jain, Shreya Kundu, Adrish Guha Majumder, Vatsala Kumar, Senior Associates; Siddharth Gupta, Senior Consultant; Carina Singh, Kshitij Sharma, Akshita Pandey, Swarnima Mukherjee, Nehal Binani, Rutvij Naik, Shreya Shenolikar, Priya Venkatesan, Wamika Jha, Apoorva Singh, Yash Modi, Ashim Gupta, Rutvi Pandya, Samriddha Gooptu, Madhav Kapoor, Nikita Rathi, Puja Saha, Anjana Ravi, Akanksha Singh, Cheta Sheth, Dayaar Singla, Tania Gupta, Archana Iyer, Nishi Bhankharia, Ritika Ajitsaria, Varun Mansinghka, Ajit Brar, Angelika Awasthi, Kuruvila Jacob, Brihad Ralhan, Labeeb Faaeq, Vivek Shah, Vidhi Shah, Associates.

Involved fees earner: Tine Abraham – Trilegal; Ritika Ajitsaria – Trilegal; Harshit Anand – Trilegal; Angelika Awasthi – Trilegal; Prarthna Baranwal – Trilegal; Nishi Bhankharia – Trilegal; Nehal Binani – Trilegal; Ajit Brar – Trilegal; Gautam Chawla – Trilegal; Labeeb Faaeq – Trilegal; Anubhav Ghosh – Trilegal; Samriddha Gooptu – Trilegal; Adrish Guha Majumder – Trilegal; Snigdha Guha Roy – Trilegal; Atul Gupta – Trilegal; Kunal Gupta – Trilegal; Siddharth Gupta – Trilegal; Ashim Gupta – Trilegal; Tania Gupta – Trilegal; Archana Iyer – Trilegal; Kuruvila Jacob – Trilegal; Nitesh Jain – Trilegal; Atul Jain – Trilegal; Wamika Jha – Trilegal; Madhav Kapoor – Trilegal; Ankit Kejriwal – Trilegal; Vatsala Kumar – Trilegal; Shreya Kundu – Trilegal; Harsh Maggon – Trilegal; Kanishka Maggon – Trilegal; Varun Mansinghka – Trilegal; Yash Modi – Trilegal; Swarnima Mukherjee – Trilegal; Rutvij Naik – Trilegal; Nikhil Narendran – Trilegal; Akshita Pandey – Trilegal; Rutvi Pandya – Trilegal; Nishant Parikh – Trilegal; Sameer Raina – Trilegal; Shruti Rajan – Trilegal; Deepthi Rajeev – Trilegal; Brihad Ralhan – Trilegal; Nikita Rathi – Trilegal; Rachana Rautray – Trilegal; Anjana Ravi – Trilegal; Shivani Rawat – Trilegal; Puja Saha – Trilegal; Radhika Seth – Trilegal; Vivek Shah – Trilegal; Vidhi Shah – Trilegal; Kshitij Sharma – Trilegal; Shreya Shenolikar – Trilegal; Cheta Sheth – Trilegal; Carina Singh – Trilegal; Apoorva Singh – Trilegal; Akanksha Singh – Trilegal; Dayaar Singla – Trilegal; Nisha Kaur Uberoi – Trilegal; Priya Venkatesan – Trilegal;

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