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Advertising & Marketing Disputes

Lewis Silkin’s disputes team have years of unsurpassed experience in all types of advertising & marketing disputes, acting for advertisers, agencies, production companies and media owners.

Our experience includes:

  • making and defending ASA and other regulatory challenges through judicial review when necessary
  • bringing and defending competitor complaints particularly in relation to comparative advertising
  • dealing with consumer claims and trading standards’ investigations
  • disputes over plagiarism and other IP infringements and defamation
  • fallings out between advertisers and agencies over service or transparency issues
  • contractual claims involving the production and dissemination of advertising and marketing materials

We also have expertise in relation to digital, online and social media advertising which often involves cutting-edge data protection, privacy and regulatory issues.  In addition, we are often involved in employment, corporate and real estate related disputes in the advertising & marketing sectors, such as employee and discrimination claims, shareholder and SPA warranty matters and issues over property leases or planning permissions for advertising sites. 

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