Within our team, we
have specialists who can help you with:
and television development, production, financing and distribution
of intellectual and personal (e.g., name and likeness) properties
endorsement, brand-building and brand extension
finance, strategic equity investments and funding rounds, corporate joint
ventures and mergers and acquisitions in the media sector
and intellectual property and general litigation
- Regulation of content and services and media tax
- The intersection of technology and content creation and exploitation (for example, NFT exploitation, blockchain solutions, and Generative AI use cases, policies and related copyright law implications)
‘A great team with exceptional knowledge of film sector which we operate in.’ – Legal 500
‘Knowledgeable, detail-focused, impeccable advice when weighing the
issues to find compromises – attentive, organized, and available.’ – Legal 500
Why choose our media lawyers?
Our practice stands proudly as a Tier 1
choice in the industry, as recognised by Legal 500 2024. This recognition provides reassurance that you are in safe hands – our
lawyers have been measured against the very best in their practice specialism.
We understand the nuances and challenges of the media
industry and provide tailored guidance to producers
and distributors of film and television on all aspects of the development, financing,
production and exploitation of media assets. This includes UK tax credit,
co-production structuring, tax advice, single project and slate financing, agreements
with creative talent, project commissioning and acquisition, and fund
formation. We have particular expertise in structuring complex cross-border, co-financing
and co-production arrangements for media assets and securitising media revenue
corporate lawyers regularly advise on strategic investments, joint ventures,
and mergers and acquisitions in the media sector, and so are attuned to the
market norms and typical deal structures for transactions in this space. Working
closely with specialist colleagues in tax, employment, IP and other relevant
areas, the corporate team draws upon the breadth of expertise of the Media
Group to deliver a seamless one-stop legal service for your corporate transactions.
intellectual property lawyers advise on cutting edge legal and market
developments including disruptive technologies such as generative AI, as well
as enforcement of intellectual property rights; our real estate and employment
lawyers provide business critical advice in these areas to support both
day-to-day operations and larger strategic changes.
Our team can also help protect your brand's uniqueness. We conduct thorough trademark checks and handle all aspects of trademark registration, providing comprehensive support for mass media conglomerates. Furthermore, we offer expert guidance on trademark and copyright matters, safeguarding your creative assets from any potential infringement, and enforcing intellectual property rights. Beyond that, we manage extensive trademark portfolios for renowned media brands, making sure that their identities remain secure and distinctive in the market.
expertise is also global, with lawyers that practice in multiple jurisdictions
in addition to the UK, such as the US, Germany, Spain and France, regularly
advising on cross-border transactions as well as disputes, navigating the
monetisation of various forms of government subsidisation of content creation, treaty
and non-treaty co-productions, the localisation of content (for example,
regulatory compliance, remake and format deals), and international tax
Your success is our priority. We are here to help you explore opportunities, mitigate risks, unlock the potential of your projects and to realise value.
Generative AI in Media and Entertainment
The media and entertainment industry continues to invest heavily in digital strategy despite pressures caused by the economic downturn, with companies recognising that a key to growth and long term success lies in the use of smarter technologies to strengthen connections with consumers and reduce costs.
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