Digital media businesses now generate substantial revenues globally and provide an important route to market for practically every industry. But with global opportunities come global challenges, and the digital revolution has created a world of proliferating business models, competitive threats, and legal and regulatory hurdles.
We are immersed in the digital media sector. Our experienced but no-nonsense, practical approach enables us to work closely with our clients to maximise their opportunities and successfully overcome the challenges they face on a daily basis.
Our clients range from dynamic growth businesses to high-profile international household names. They include broadcasters, media and entertainment companies, internet service providers and online retailers of every kind, online advertising and web analytics businesses, software and services businesses, computer and consumer device manufacturers, computer and video games companies, telecommunications, infrastructure and technology service providers, and financial services businesses and other major users of digital media infrastructure, products and services.
Clients come to us because of our experience and understanding of the underlying technologies, business models and legal and regulatory frameworks in their sector. We provide sound counselling and close deals effectively and efficiently.
Notable deals / highlights
Advising high-profile Web TV, VOD and other digital media ventures on their development, launch and operation, including in relation to: content acquisition and licensing; rights clearances; digital rights management; technology procurement and outsourcing; software and systems development and licensing; intellectual property and brand protection and exploitation; international e-commerce and end-user contracting; real estate; corporate governance; commercial contracts; tax; and employment.
Acting for established broadcasting, media and entertainment companies on online content exploitation and liability issues, including in relation to content syndication and distribution, as well as on internet and mobile TV and content regulation, and liability for user generated content.
Working for social media and other web and mobile businesses on issues such as content liability, end-user licensing and online contracting, online competitions and promotions, and EU data protection, privacy and partnering arrangements, including in relation to behavioural advertising and international data transfers.
Representing international online retailers on the development and operation of global ecommerce platforms, on international e-commerce regulation, e-privacy, behavioural advertising and the international exploitation of personal data.
Acting for computer games businesses on matters ranging from online distribution, software licensing, international data protection and in relation to the creation and use of in-game virtual currencies with real cash value.