Media & Entertainment
In today’s connected, content-driven world, media & entertainment businesses face a continuous challenge to push the boundaries, create new opportunities, adapt swiftly to disruption and defend their rights.
Among the forces at play are the proliferation of distribution channels, the pervasiveness of social media, the demand for authenticity, the rise of streaming, and the fast pace of market change. In order to maximise value, protect brand and talent, and minimise risk, carefully planned commercial strategies, well-protected and fully exploited intellectual property rights, and water-tight contractual agreements are a necessity.
For us, the creative business is our business, and our team is top-ranked for its expertise in the media & entertainment space. We work with the biggest names in the business and innovative new entrants to the market, as well as the major brands who are looking to capitalise on emerging opportunities in this sphere. Our large, dedicated team – many of whom have worked within the industry– means we have a unique perspective, enabling us to deliver sound advice and develop practical solutions for our clients.
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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.
Changes to EU law around the regulation of On Demand Video07 December 2016
25 May 2016: The European Commission has proposed wording for the revision of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD)
Lewis Silkin advises Haymarket Media Group on the sale of its motorsport division to Motorsport Network25 November 2016
Lewis Silkin has advised long-standing client Haymarket Media Group, the privately held media company, on the sale of its motorsport division to Motorsport Network, a specialist online motor racing content and events company.
Video commerce the next frontier for retailers08 November 2016
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Brexit legal challenge succeeds03 November 2016
The High Court has decided that the Government does not have prerogative powers to give the Article 50 notice terminate the UK’s membership of the EU.
Defamation & MaliciousFalsehood13 October 2016
Reputation protection which embodies our law of defamation has become increasingly important.
Lewis Silkin works with ISBA to create suggested vlogger contract for brands and influencers13 September 2016
Lewis Silkin is proud to have worked alongside trade body ISBA (The Incorporated Society of British Advertisers) to draft a new legal template for brands dealing with the emerging world of YouTube vloggers and other creators.
Naughty pics and controversial clicks - new guidance on hyperlinks to third party content09 September 2016
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