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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 (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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Lewis Silkin, a leading international law firm to creative agencies, has advised Next 15, the AIM-listed digital communications group, on its acquisition of Elvis Communications Limited. This deal, worth £5.5 million, marks the third Next 15 acquisition this year alone on which the Lewis Silkin team has advised.

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Adam Glass, Litigation Partner, who advised the PRCA in relation to the Bell Pottinger investigation, has commented in an article for The Global Legal Post which reports on the recent announcement that PR firm Bell Pottinger has gone into administration.

Agile working

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.

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