Media and 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.
Visit our Media & Entertainment blog to read our thoughts and comments on topical media and entertainment news
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.
You can view our latest 2 blog posts below and our full blog here.
Lewis Silkin recognised with top rankings in Chambers UK 2023 for Employment, Media and Entertainment: Advertising and Marketing, Information Technology, and Intellectual Property20 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 Entertainment29 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.
Lewis Silkin's new Northern Ireland office to reflect rapidly expanding offering15 August 2022
35-strong team consolidating into a single location in the heart of Belfast city centre.
Lewis Silkin oversees construction contracts and construction aspects of major new UK film studio18 July 2022
Shinfield Studios development set to bring Hollywood to the Thames Valley.
Lewis Silkin has advised ustwo studios in its transition to employee ownership24 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.
Online Safety Bill introduced in Parliament: Geraint Lloyd-Taylor comments for Computer Weekly17 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.