Advertising & Marketing
We have been advising clients in the advertising sector since the early 1970s. We advised the founders of advertising agencies which went on to become icons of the British advertising industry, and key components of the world’s leading agency networks.
Along the way, we’ve advised them on mergers and acquisitions, public company flotations and ultimately on to their sale. We helped them hire people and fire people, and now we teach them how look after millennials. We advised on them on their contracts, their IP, their premises, their disputes, their tax and their immigration issues.
But a few years ago, advertisers began to realize that if they wanted specialist advertising advice, they should speak to a firm that is immersed in the business. So now we advise them too, particularly in relation to data protection and privacy (including the General Data Protection Regulations), advertising regulation, talent contracts, gender pay gap reporting obligations and intellectually property protection, enforcement and disputes.
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You can view some of our Adlaw blog posts below.
Advertising & Marketing - The new E-Privacy Regulation: Impacts and challenges for marketers and advertisers29 November 2018
Whilst all the attention has been focussed on the GDPR, European legislators have been busy putting the finishing touches to the new E-Privacy Regulation.
Advertising & Marketing - Group Actions for misleading advertising campaigns: if not now, when?13 September 2018
For some time it has been possible for consumers to seek redress directly in the face of misleading marketing campaigns.
Advertising & Marketing - Smart cities27 June 2018
Join us for the latest in our series of seminars for the Advertising & Marketing sector. Smart Cities is a broad concept, covering all manner of innovations, from autonomous vehicles and drone deliveries to monitoring the health and well-being of employees in an office.
Lewis Silkin advises Haymarket on its sale of the world’s best-selling gadget magazine – Stuff – to Kelsey Media06 June 2018
Lewis Silkin has advised its long-standing client, Haymarket Media Group, on the sale of Stuff to Kelsey Media. Stuff encompasses the world’s best-selling gadget magazine and Stuff.TV. The deal is due to close in mid-June following consultation with affected employees. It follows the sale by Haymarket, advised by Lewis Silkin, of four specialist consumer brands to Future plc, which closed last month.
Lewis Silkin secures sale of leading digital consultancy Sparkler to PA31 May 2018
Leading law firm Lewis Silkin LLP has advised Sparkler, a leading digital insight and strategy consultancy, on its acquisition by PA Consulting Group.
Irish abortion referendum produces toxic mix of politics and advertising23 May 2018
On a recent trip to Dublin, what struck me most, was the sight of lampposts festooned with 2 or even 3 separate, competing ads 'for' and 'against' the repeal of the 8th Amendment of the Irish constitution, which bans abortion. The referendum on its repeal takes place this Friday (25th May) while the rest of the EU frets about GDPR implementation.
Brinsley Dresden comments for LexisNexis: Consultation on rule to ban ‘harmful’ gender stereotypes from adverts21 May 2018
In an article for LexisNexis, Brinsley Dresden comments on the Committees of Advertising Practice launching a public consultation on introducing a rule prohibiting advertisements from including gender stereotypes that are likely to cause harm, or serious or widespread offence.