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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.

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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, advertising regulation, talent contracts and intellectually property protection, enforcement and disputes.

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Preparing your ownership structure for success

02 November 2017

We regularly advise on how agencies can best share their equity with a wider group of people, attracting and incentivising employees in the process.

Agile working for advertising agencies

13 September 2017

Work trends and patterns are constantly changing, particularly in the creative industries. In this session we will be discussing the ways in which agencies in the post-Brexit era can reduce property costs by implementing smarter ways of working and using their properties.

Mob rule? Using crowdsourced data as substantiation

15 June 2017

This session will focus on Crowdsourcing Substantiation. When consumers post reviews, interact with social media platforms, and use applications and other technology, a staggering amount of data is collected. However is this data credible and can it be used for reviews and endorsements?

The GDPR: A toolkit for advertisers and marketers

26 April 2017

This session will cover some of the key impacts of the new General Data Protection Regulation for advertisers and marketers.

Lewis Silkin advises Be Heard Group Plc on its 75% acquisition of Freemavens Limited and £2.1 million cash placing

09 February 2017

Lewis Silkin has advised Be Heard Group plc, a digital marketing services group, on its acquisition of 75% of the share capital of Freemavens Limited, a marketing analytics consultancy, and an associated cash placing raising gross proceeds of £2.1 million.

Will you pass the red face test? Naming and shaming of late payers arrives in April 2017

02 February 2017

From 6 April this year, it is expected that all large UK companies (and limited liability partnerships) will come under a new regime which requires them to publish, on a Government website, detailed reports on their supplier payment policies and practices. The proposed Regulations are designed to create public transparency of large businesses’ payment policies and practices, primarily for the benefit of small and medium-sized suppliers.

Lewis Silkin advises Four Communications on its tenth acquisition, Insight Consulting Group

24 January 2017

Lewis Silkin, a leading international law firm to creative agencies, has advised Four Communications, the independent integrated agency, on its acquisition of public affairs and corporate communications agency, Insight Consulting Group (ICG). This is the first deal of the year for Four and marks the tenth acquisition on which we have advised the agency since 2010.

ASA regulation of websites and social media networks

20 January 2017

From 1st March 2011, the ASA will regulate marketing communications on companies’ own websites and in social media sites.

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