Our lawyers have in-depth experience advising on commercial agreements and issues in the media, entertainment, technology and sport sectors. Transactions in the markets in which we operate are often cross-border and much of our work focuses on deals and legal issues across international markets.

Our clients include internationally renowned companies, individuals and brands, as well as innovative start-ups. We provide a wide range of commercial legal services, from negotiating mission-critical high value deals, to providing day-to-day support for businesses requiring access to a fast, efficient and experienced commercial legal service.

We have a deep understanding of the sectors we serve and our clients’ businesses and objectives. This enables us to quickly understand your issues and provide you with the optimal legal solution for all of your commercial issues and opportunities.

Corporate and M&A

Our team has in-depth experience of planning, executing and advising upon corporate transactions.

We advise on private M&A, disposals, joint ventures, shareholder and investor issues, restructuring, corporate governance and regulatory compliance, with a deep focus and understanding of companies and markets in media, entertainment, technology and sport. From start-ups requiring seed funding, through to growth strategies built around M&A, our advisors work with our clients to plan and provide optimal corporate law solutions.

Intellectual Property / Anti-Piracy

Our lawyers combine first class knowledge of the law with expertise in the industry trends driving change in the media, entertainment, technology and sport sectors.

We apply this knowledge to manage, commercialise and protect your intellectual property rights in today’s fast moving markets. Our IP/IT lawyers provide pragmatic and hands-on legal advice covering the full range of commercial and dispute resolution services relating to copyright, trade marks, brand protection, designs, patents, and data, with particular focus on digital media and emerging technologies.

From international registration of trade marks to designing and executing complex strategies to tackle rights piracy in digital and social media, our lawyers are able to cover all of your IP/IT legal requirements.

Dispute Resolution

Our team has extensive experience in representing clients on all manner of dispute resolution in the media, entertainment, technology and sport sectors.

Disputes are a fact of life, but each one requires a bespoke approach and solution. Our lawyers recognise that our clients need clear, pragmatic advice from the outset. We combine clarity of thought, attention to detail and an unwavering approach with our specialist knowledge of the sectors in which we operate.

Our aim is to ensure that we are always resolute in safeguarding our clients’ interests in all forms of dispute resolution, be it high court litigation, arbitration, mediation or negotiation.

We appreciate that the cost and funding of disputes will always be key considerations for our clients and we work transparently and proactively to ensure that you can make considered, informed decisions at every stage. We also have substantial experience in obtaining third party litigation funding for clients.

Regulatory and Compliance

Our regulatory and compliance practice comprises experienced advisors who guide our clients through the law and regulation of their industries.

We advise clients on advertising, sponsorship, broadcasting and betting regulation in fast-changing markets, and have a particular focus on ensuring compliance with local and international data protection, cyber security and data privacy laws.

In the sports sector, we have extensive experience advising on regulatory and governance issues and disputes. Clients include sports governing bodies and associations, leagues, clubs, intermediaries, agents and players who are subject to, or responsible for, sporting regulations. Our aim is always to ensure that your objectives are fully achieved whilst complying with all applicable law and regulations.