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Lewis Silkin has advised Banijay UK on its investment in Immovable Studios, co-founded by Akala and Chanelle Newman
Deal23 February 2024
Lewis Silkin has advised Banijay UK on taking a minority stake in Immovable Studios, co-founded by British hip-hop artist, author and social entrepreneur Akala and his business partner and talent manager Chanelle Newman.
Press01 February 2024
Partner and Lewis Silkin video games expert, Nick Allan, was interviewed by the editor-in-chief of leading UK games industry business website, GI.biz, in relation to the ongoing online debate around intellectual property in video games sparked by the recent smash-hit, Palworld.
19 January 2024
Text and Data Mining (TDM) – and “web scraping” more generally – has been thrust into the spotlight with the recent explosion of Generative AI. At the heart of the issue lies a tension between AI companies on the one hand and publishers on the other.
AI and the impact it will have on the future of the music industry - Cliff Fluet writes for UK Music’s 2023 Economic report
Press14 November 2023
Cliff Fluet contributes a piece on AI and the impact it will have on the future of the music industry. The piece highlights the importance of understanding the benefits and tackling the downsides of AI, as well as ensuring that laws look to protect image, personality and other economic rights that attach to creatives.
Deal26 May 2023
The deal, which includes the brand’s print publications and social and digital assets, completed earlier today. All Uncut’s staff also transferred with the sale.
Press Release27 April 2023
Lewis Silkin LLP and Farrer & Co have been shortlisted in the Real Estate Team of the Year category in The Lawyer Awards 2023.
Press Release03 April 2023
Four promoted from across the firm’s specialist practice groups.
Inbrief22 March 2023
Most UK companies and LLPs are required to find out and record details of the individuals or legal entities that have significant beneficial ownership or control over them. The information must be recorded in the company’s register of people with significant control (PSC register) as part of its statutory books.
Lewis Silkin recognised with top rankings in Chambers UK 2023 for Employment, Media and Entertainment: Advertising and Marketing, Information Technology, and Intellectual Property
Press Release20 October 2022
19 of our practices are ranked, and all our existing Band 1 practice rankings have been maintained. In addition we have 56 ranked individuals, six of whom are new entries. This strong performance follows similarly robust results in the Legal 500 UK earlier this month.
Lewis Silkin receives Tier 1 ranking in Legal 500 UK 2023 for Employment, M&A and Media and Entertainment
Press Release29 September 2022
Lewis Silkin continues to receive strong recognition in the latest edition of the Legal 500 UK released yesterday, earning 82 individual lawyer and practice rankings. In this edition we have seven top tier practice rankings, one new entry and three improved rankings.
Press Release15 August 2022
35-strong team consolidating into a single location in the heart of Belfast city centre.
18 July 2022
Shinfield Studios development set to bring Hollywood to the Thames Valley.
24 June 2022
Lewis Silkin has advised ustwo in its transition to an EOT. As of April 2022, founders Mills and Sinx, and shareholder Marcus Woxneryd reduced their equity in ustwo studios and transferred the majority ownership of the business to all current and future employees.
Shipwrecking online pirates: we can’t wait for a change in the wind, we need to adjust their sails to force a change of course20 April 2022
As life begins to return to some sort of normality after the huge disruption caused by COVID, we have been reflecting on how the swift imposition of lockdowns and other restrictions escalated what was likely to be a greater shift to the consumption of digital entertainment content via the internet and streaming services; both the legitimate and illegal kinds.
17 March 2022
The UK government has brought its long-awaited Online Safety Bill (OSB) before Parliament, introducing new criminal sanctions for tech company executives and senior managers alongside further criminal offences.
Press03 February 2022
The code that powers the website of the viral puzzle game Wordle can be copied and saved to continue playing it for the next seven years, it has been revealed.
25 January 2022
A DCMS report says the "unclear" draft legislation doesn't do enough to tackle child abuse and violence against women and girls.
20 October 2021
LONDON – Lewis Silkin today announces the appointment of Nick Allan as a legal director to lead the firm’s growing practice in interactive entertainment.
Lewis Silkin receives tier 1 ranking in Legal 500 UK 2022 for Employment, M&A and Media and Entertainment
Press01 October 2021
Lewis Silkin continues to receive strong recognition in the latest Legal 500 UK guide released yesterday, earning 67 individual lawyer and practice rankings – of which 7 are top tier practice rankings, 3 were new entries and 7 were improvements on last year.
15 September 2021
On-demand programme services (ODPS) have been regulated for many years now, but since November 2020 the definition of an ODPS has been significantly extended. Guidance issued by Ofcom in September 2021 clarifies who has to notify, and who, therefore, will be regulated as an ODPS. No longer is it just “TV-like” services that are regulated.