Rapid growth and constant innovation in the way businesses and individuals use, store, trade and consume information and content are continually raising new business and legal issues.
In the fast-changing media and technology sector, where many traditional approaches are under challenge, we believe that a combination of experience in contract preparation, negotiation and dispute resolution and a detailed understanding of IP, regulatory and licensing issues are critical. Businesses require professional advisers who understand the myriad issues affecting the industry.
Our corporate lawyers have supported numerous transactions for media clients, including mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures.
We advise on a broad range of media and technology-related disputes, drawing on our in-depth understanding of how our clients’ businesses operate within the industry, to deliver practical solutions. Our litigation lawyers have been involved in some of the most significant defamation cases in the UK and can advise on defamation-related disputes across the sector.
Beyond our extensive corporate and litigation experience, much of our work in this area relates to online content delivery. We advise on all aspects of online presence, including content production and acquisition, website and sales terms, privacy policies and data protection and liability issues. We are also well placed to advise on the opportunities and issues surrounding revenue generation from online content.
Our clients in this area include advertising agencies, interactive entertainment distributors, newspaper, music, consumer and academic book and magazine publishers, computer hardware, computer software, gaming, internet and e-commerce companies.