L&W counsels Skydance Media on Ilion studios acquisition

Latham & Watkins Madrid office has counselled Californian Skydance Media on the acquisition of the animation unit of Madrid-based Ilion Studios

The strategic acquisition combines Skydance’s creative capital and Ilion’s talent and creates a combined workforce of close to 500 employees. This way, Madrid will become the European headquarters of the company under the brand Skydance Animation Madrid.

Latham & Watkins LLP (Los Angeles and Madrid) acted as legal adviser to Skydance Media and Loyra Abogados (Madrid) provided counsel to Ilion in the transaction.

Latham & Watkins Madrid team was led by counsel Ignacio Domínguez (pictured) and included Benefits, Compensation & Employment partner Naiara Rodríguez- Escudero, Tax counsel Iván Rabanillo, Employment, Benefits & Compensations associate Guillermo Ruíz de Salazar, Corporate associate Marino Aineto and Corporate trainee Jorge Torrente.

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