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Media, Entertainment & Sports

Largely influenced by the digital revolution, the media, entertainment and sports industries require innovative legal advice that is up to date with the latest tech and regulatory trends.

We bring together a proven team of experts in corporate, commercial, data protection, dispute resolution, regulatory, competition, IP and other key disciplines, to respond to the continually changing needs of the entertainment sectors.

Our attorneys help media groups, artists, authors, motion picture producers, copyright owners, broadcasters, social media, collecting societies, theatres, publishing houses and other businesses across the media sector with everything from content creation, licensing and compliance, to all aspects of the distribution chain and the newest opportunities and challenges posed by the digital era.

In sports we have unique local experience with sports federations, professional clubs, athletes, individuals with management functions and other representatives of football, skiing, chess, gymnastics, boxing. Our team assists clients in contractual relationships with coaches, players' transfers, sports sanctions, disciplinary proceedings, contractual relationships between clubs and players, internal regulations for the operation of federations, sponsorships and licensing agreements, IP issues, drafting of rules. The team is particularly strong in sports arbitration and continues building on its solid experience of representing clients before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne.

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Particularly strong in the media sector, where the team provides ongoing IP advice to film and TV production companies. (Chambers Europe 2014)