BDK’s Media & Entertainment practice is a multidisciplinary outlet providing expert legal and regulatory advice of relevance to the sector, media-sensitive businesses and the public in general. We have advised on a wide range of matters: the use of short extracts from broadcasters’ sports programmes; interplay between TV sponsorship and product placement; delineating the boundary between free speech and defamation in a newspaper open editorial; music licence and distribution agreements; and the ownership of copyright in materials created by documentary film-makers.
In the context of complex multinational acquisitions, we have counselled on cable distribution agreements, as well as production agreements. Our clients benefit from our industry knowledge and from the synergies created by contributions from other departments within BDK, notably Intellectual Property, Dispute Resolution, Telecoms, Media & Technology, as well as M&A and Corporate. Our attorneys are fully-committed regardless of whether they work alongside major entities and established artists, or emerging companies and new talent.