WilmerHale Advises Movie Theater Mega-Merger

Regal Entertainment Group merges with Cineworld to make world’s second-largest theater chain

A major international merger has a strong Denver connection.

WilmerHale partner Keith Trammell concluded his long-time relationship with Regal Entertainment Group by helping the client complete a merger with U.K.-based Cineworld. The merger makes Cineworld the second-largest movie theater chain in the world, and is a “bittersweet” transaction for Trammell.

Trammell, who joined WilmerHale in September, brought Regal with him to his new firm.

His relationship with the movie theater chain, which is controlled by Anschutz Corporation, began in 2004 when he worked with Hogan & Hartson and continued through that firm’s transition to Hogan Lovells and years later Trammell’s move to WilmerHale.

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