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Deal15 October 2015
Lewis Silkin has advised Publicis Worldwide, part of Publicis Groupe, on its acquisition of award-winning creative content agency August.
Virginia shooting raises questions around whether Facebook and Twitter should shut off autoplay when graphic videos circulate
Press01 September 2015
Jo Farmer has been quoted in an article by The Drum which discusses the use of autoplay functions by Facebook and Twitter following the tragic shooting of two journalists last week in Virginia. Jo comments on how the feature becomes problematic when viewers get no warning that they’re about to see potentially distressful content.
Deal13 August 2015
Lewis Silkin has advised the shareholders of Fripp Sandeman & Partners (FSP), the UK-based retail consultancy, on its acquisition by international marketing services group, St Ives plc.
Press15 July 2015
Brinsley Dresden has been quoted in an article by The Drum which discusses the Advertising Standards Authority’s decision to ‘clear’ an outdoor bus and poster campaign to promote the Twentieth Century Fox Films horror movie Poltergiest.
Fighting back against misleading competitor advertising: How Garmin successfully navigated a route to banning misleading claims by TomTom in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands
Press11 June 2015
Brinsley Dresden and Daniel Bugler have co-authored an article with Andrew Etkind, General Counsel at Garmin, and Daniël Haije, Partner at Hoogenraad & Haak, for the International In-house Counsel Journal. The article covers misleading competitor advertising and focuses on how Garmin successfully navigated a route to banning misleading claims by TomTom in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.
Press09 June 2015
ISBA and the IPA are this week launching two new flexible framework contract templates designed as a starting point to help clients and agencies formalise their relationships in an era where services are converging and relationships becoming more multi-functional and complex.
11 May 2015
Following their attendance at last month's IAA 'Africa Rising' conference in Ghana, Boko Inyundo and Paul Rajput's article on why and how big brands are taking the continent seriously, has been featured by leading advertising industry magazine, Campaign.
Press29 April 2015
Brinsley Dresden has been interviewed by LexisNexis for an article on the challenges confronting advertisers in the health and beauty industries.
Inbrief26 April 2015
It has been called the ‘toughest bribery legislation in the world’ and has been rumoured to spell the end for corporate hospitality, media rebates and the client lunch, but what are the real implications of the Bribery Act 2010 for the advertising industry?
Press15 April 2015
The Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (“GALA”) has released “Advertising Law: A Global Legal Perspective”, a book that provides an overview of the laws governing advertising and marketing in 55 countries, from Argentina to Zimbabwe.
Inbrief15 April 2015
The Gambling Act 2005, which came into force on 1st September 2007, includes a number of provisions that impact directly upon the legality of promotional contests, games and draws in the UK. It does not extend to Northern Ireland, however, which can have significant consequences.
Press03 March 2015
The Advertising Standards Authority is proud of the high level of compliance with the Advertising Code. This is all the more impressive considering that its primary sanction is negative PR, rather than fines. So following the ASA’s recent publication of the 10 most complained about ads of the last 12 months, there is a question to be asked: did any of these advertisers suffer long term consequences by provoking hundreds of complaints? Or was it just transient, short-term negative publicity?
Press19 February 2015
Lewis Silkin LLP has successfully acted for advertising agency Wieden+Kennedy to help it clear its use of the word ‘booking’ in TV adverts for travel website Booking.com with the advertising watchdog.
As nervy regulators grapple with interim rules, what does the future hold for e-cigarette advertising?
Press04 December 2014
Lewis Silkin has written an article for The Drum.
Press28 November 2014
Jo Farmer has been quoted in an article by Marketing Week.
Deal28 November 2014
Lewis Silkin has advised global marketing and publishing services group, Altavia SA, on its acquisition of leading retail and shopper marketing agency HRG UK Ltd. This acquisition forms part of the French-owned group’s expansion plans in the UK.
Lewis Silkin advises Publicis Groupe on strategic investment in Matomy, leading digital performance-based advertising group
Deal13 October 2014
Lewis Silkin has advised Publicis Groupe, one of the largest communications groups in the world, on its strategic investment in Matomy Media Group Ltd., one of the world's leading digital performance-based advertising companies.
Deal18 September 2014
Lewis Silkin has advised Havas, one of the world's largest global communications groups, on its acquisition of GT Media, Ireland’s leading independent media agency.
Press12 September 2014
Geraint Lloyd-Taylor comments in the Chartered Institute of Marketing's The Marketer magazine article that looks at the freebies that buy brand awareness.
Press08 September 2014
Brinsley Dresden is quoted in the Marketing Week article "What would a Yes vote mean for ad regulation?".