The media industry is in a state of transition as consumers constantly change the ways in which they consume and access information. Our media group provides clients with fast, practical and reliable advice in a deal-driven environment. Our goal is to ensure that the most complex deals make simple sense for your business. We work closely with you to structure transactions that comply with your regulatory and legal needs and allow you to reap the rewards of your efforts.

Our award-winning group has a reputation for delivering a commercially astute and effective service to give you a competitive edge in every deal.

Like you we have broad horizons. Our cross-practice international capabilities enable us to address your needs through a distinct and coordinated team of lawyers. We deliver commercial and legal advice tailored specifically to your business objectives and requirements in areas such as rights licensing, branded content, digital media, dispute resolution, corporate finance, IP exploitation, media asset production, exploitation and financing, media tax, privacy and data protection. With our multi-disciplinary international reach we can deliver unparalleled service and cutting-edge advice, whatever the scope and complexity of the project.

Our clients range from start up to high-profile international household names operating in the media industry.

Legal 500 UK 2014 describes our top ranked Media and Entertainment group as‘well able to handle the most demanding of cases'.


Notable deals / highlights

  • Advised the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, BT, TalkTalk, Arqiva and Channel 5 on the ground-breaking YouView venture, for which we were awarded TMT Team of the Year at the Legal Business Awards.

  • Advised BBC Worldwide on a range of corporate acquisitions and disposals including its interest in production company Rag Doll.

  • Acted for Lionsgate Films on the establishment of an international sales operation in the UK.

  • Acted for Hearst Corporation in winning ground-breaking litigation regarding merchandising rights in the character "Betty Boop"
  • Advised AB Svensk Filmindustri on a production and distribution joint venture with Studiocanal.
  • Advising the BBC on £560m licence fee contract.

  • Advising Elvis Presley Enterprises on bringing High Court proceedings in the UK, and successfully obtaining summary judgment against an ex-licensee in respect of unauthorised use of Elvis Presley Enterprise's trade marks on CDs of Elvis remixes.


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