Raue has advised TOBIS, one of Germany’s leading independent production companies and film distributors, on the formation of a joint venture with LEGENDARY Entertainment, an American film studio.

The intended purpose of the collaboration is the production and distribution of German-language series content. TOBIS will take the operational lead locally, while LEGENDARY will drive the distribution of all content created by the joint venture outside German-speaking Europe. Currently, more than 10 projects are already in development.

Raue provided lead and comprehensive advice to TOBIS on all aspects of the formation of the joint venture, in particular on the corporate and antitrust aspects of the project.

About TOBIS:

TOBIS Film is one of Germany’s leading independent film distributors and has more than 400 national and international titles in its portfolio since its foundation in 1971. TOBIS is known for the production of German feature films and international co-productions, the classic distribution of international films in the areas of cinema, home entertainment or VOD, as well as film rights trading in German-speaking countries. In recent years, the company has added in-house productions to its growing portfolio of activities and has produced some of the most successful German films of recent years, including DAS SCHÖNSTE MÄDCHEN DER WELT and CATWEAZLE. The pandemic series SLØBORN, co-produced by TOBIS, was the company’s first foray into the TV business and is currently one of the most successful series on ZDF Neo.

Advisor to TOBIS

Raue, Berlin: Prof. Dr. Andreas Nelle (Partner, Lead, Corporate/M&A, PE/VC), Dr. Michael Bergmann (Partner, Competition/Merger Control).

A photo of Prof. Dr. Andreas Nelle can be downloaded here.

Raue is a Berlin-based law firm with international reach advising clients, mostly companies and government entities, on investment activities, transactions, regulatory issues and in litigation. Further information is available at www.raue.com.

Berlin, December 14, 2022

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