• Aydin S. Caginalp

    Entertainment & Media
    Advertising, Marketing & Media
    Capital Markets
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    New York
    Direct: 212.790.4610
    General: 212.790.4500
    Fax: 212.790.4545


    New York University School of Law, LL.M. Taxation, 1975.


    Tulane University, J.D., 1974.


    Indiana University, A.B., 1972.

    Bar Admissions
    New York
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    Aydin Caginalp’s practice concentrates on business transactions, including acquisitions, mergers, joint ventures, private equity and general corporate and commercial matters, with an emphasis on international matters, entertainment and new media. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America.

    He has worked extensively in the media and e-commerce field in connection with the acquisition of technology companies, music, broadcast and production companies throughout the world.In connection with Internet activities, he has worked in the establishment of ISP services, search engine companies, e-commerce companies and various initiatives involving delivery of music and entertainment products through the Internet, as well as digital rights management.

    Representative Matters

    • Purchase of major direct marketing DVD distributor. 
    • Sale of interests in online bookseller. 
    • Purchase of ringtone provider. 
    • Acquisition of a record and music publishing company (transaction value of approximately $2.3 billion). 
    • Sale of ISP (transaction value of approximately $6.7 billion). 
    • Creation of broadcast television company in nine countries. 
    • Establishment of a joint venture to provide satellite delivery of entertainment and e-mail services. 
    • Global license of major music catalog. 

    Honors & Awards

    Profiled in Variety's "2014 Legal Impact Report." This report is a prestigious annual feature that identified “attorneys whose recent deals and court battles have changed the shape of entertainment."

    Profiled in Variety’s “2012 Legal Impact Report: 50 Game-changing Attorneys.” This report is a prestigious annual feature that identifies “50 attorneys whose recent deals and court battles have changed the shape of entertainment.”

    The Best Lawyers in America, 2006-2015.

    New York Super Lawyers, 2006 and 2008.


    Co-Author, “How Will the New Music Delivery System Affect the Industry,” Inside the Minds: The Music Business, 2004.

    Memberships & Activities

    Admitted to practice in New York.

    Speaking Engagements

    Moderator, “The Digital Evolution of the Music Business: What's Next?” Digital Media Conference, Silver Spring, Maryland, June 2007.

    Moderator, “The Post MGM v. Grokster World—New Rules for P2P,” P2P Media Summit New York, Distributing Computing Industry Association, New York, NY, February 2007.

    Moderator, “Digital Copyrights: The Wild West All Over Again?” Digital Music Forum East, New York, NY, February 2007.

    Moderator, “Advertising, Promotions & Digital Music,” Digital Music Forum West, West Hollywood, California, October 2006.

    “Value Optimization in Distributed Computing Industry Companies,” P2P Media Summit, Distributing Computing Industry Association, Mclean, Virginia, June 2006.

    Moderator, “Challenges and Opportunities in the Music Business, from Digital Distribution to Licensing and Cross-Collateralization of Properties,” Columbia Business School, New York, New York, February 2006.