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Rupert Earle

Rupert has for over 20 years specialised in media, public/regulatory, advertising and consumer law, contentious and non-contentious. He has experience in the following:

Defamation and privacy law: pre-publication advice to, and defence of claims against, media organisations, campaigning groups, regulators and trade associations; and advice to business and individuals whose rights are infringed, including applying for disclosure orders in relation to social media, seeking injunctions, conducting complaints under PCC and Ofcom codes.

Information law: disputed requests for personal data under the Data Protection Act, and for information under the Freedom of Information Act.

Public and regulatory law: regulatory codes and procedures of public authorities and associations, and judicial review and procurement challenges.

Trading, marketing and consumer law: advertising, image rights, copyright, trade marks, lotteries, labelling, safety, counterfeiting and unfair commercial practices; and defending Trading Standards prosecutions. Trade sectors include home furnishings, jewellery, telecoms, airlines, hotels, electronic products, foods.

Bates Wells Braithwaite:

Bates Wells Braithwaite is a full service commercial City law firm working with a wide range of clients, large and small, across a variety of sectors – from established businesses, charities and social enterprises to innovative start-ups and high-profile individuals.

We stand out as a law firm – combining practical, commercial legal expertise with the deep understanding of the third sector that comes from working with more charities and social enterprises than any other UK firm. We are not only recognised as the leading charity law firm in the UK; we are also ranked in the major UK legal directories for our excellence across many of our specialist practice areas.

The firm has grown consistently over the years both organically and through lateral hires. In particular, our corporate and commercial team has expanded significantly over the last few years and we still have the largest team of charity and social enterprise lawyers.

With some 190 staff and 30 partners, we are large enough to provide a complete range of commercial legal services yet small enough to be able to provide a personal service to every client. We are rated by Chambers UK as one of the best law firms in the UK for our client service, which we take extremely seriously.

BWB was founded in 1970 by Andrew Phillips (Lord Phillips of Sudbury) and has always been based in London, with clients across the UK and internationally. We are co-founders of a well-established international network of trusted law firms – Parlex – giving our clients easy access to consistently high quality commercial legal services across Europe and further afield,

The firm was founded on a very distinct set of values – our ethos – which are as strong as ever today and make us unique. more >>

Olivier Cousi

Partner Olivier Cousi helped set up Gide’s Intellectual Property, Telecommunications, Media & Technology pratice group.

He is particularly in charge of the Media & Entertainment practice, as well as telecommunications, audiovisual regulation, press, libel and publishing, music, theatre and cinema law, such as the management of copyright and related law, art law or issues related to sponsoring, partnership and advertising.

He is widely acknowledged for his experience in handling both criminal and commercial disputes with regard to the press, intellectual property, the right of personal portrayal, disparagement, advertising, telecommunications and the Internet. His strong experience in these fields makes him a renowned expert, in particular in managing reputational risks before French and international authorities, institutions, and courts. He is also a mediator at the French centre for mediation and arbitration in the above-mentioned fields.

A former Secretary of the Paris Bar young lawyers’ association and former member of the Paris Bar Council, Olivier is regularly ranked individually in the main legal directories. One client comments: “He stands out to me and everyone else working with me. He goes beyond the mandate to explain what he is doing.” Chambers Europe 2013 Media – France.

Gide Loyrette Nouel:

Founded in Paris in 1920, Gide now numbers 17 offices worldwide and is one of the leading international law firms.

Our 600 lawyers, including 97 partners, drawn from 35 different nationalities and representing 41 of the world’s bar associations, are recognised as being among the most talented specialists in all fields of national and international business law.

We offer legal advice and assistance across a broad spectrum of disciplines to businesses, public and private sector institutions, investment funds and governments.

Wherever we work in the world, be it Western Europe, Central and Eastern Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa, the Mediterranean and Middle-East region, we guarantee our clients perfect knowledge of the local markets, regional expertise and the resources of a truly international firm. more >>

Martin Dahl Pedersen

Martin Dahl Pedersen specialises in intellectual property law, litigation and arbitration within a commercial law context. Martin became a partner in 2002. He has many years’ experience in advising clients in the media and entertainment industries, particularly the newspaper, publishing and sports sectors.

Martin has extensive experience in drafting and advising on both sides of sponsorship agreements. He has special expertise in the contractual implications of digital challenges and opportunities within the media and entertainment environment. He seeks to develop and maintain a unique understanding of his clients’ industries, ensuring that his advice is focused on each client’s needs and adds value to their business.

In addition to providing advice and negotiating agreements, Martin has also conducted cases before Danish and international courts, arbitration tribunals and commissions, including the European Court of Justice, the international Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), and national and international complaints boards for domain names.

Martin has conducted media and copyright cases of general public importance in which significant principles have been determined, such as the use of digital technology in connection with copyright material and the limits of artistic freedom of expression in relation to the right to privacy.

Sports, Media & Entertainment Law Practice:

The area of sports, media and entertainment has several legal and commercial issues that require professional and valuable advice.

Kromann Reumert offers legal advice on all aspects of sports, media and entertainment law. Having focused on the sports, media and entertainment industry for many years, we have developed a position as one of the most important law firms in this area. Today, we are a large group of lawyers with significant expertise and experience in sports, media and entertainment who assist Danish as well as international clients.

We have a leading reputation handling all types of court and arbitration proceedings in Denmark and abroad.

Kromann Reumert:

Kromann Reumert is the leading law firm in Denmark with offices in Copenhagen, Aarhus and London.

We employ a team of almost 485 dedicated people, who work together to provide quality services for our clients. Currently, our employees include around 250 lawyers covering a long list of practice areas.

The vast majority of Kromann Reumert’s lawyers are qualified Danish lawyers, but we also have lawyers qualified to practice in other jurisdictions.

Our foreign-qualified lawyers practice under the legal titles conferred by their home jurisdictions, as indicated by our lawyer profiles. See profiles for all of Kromann Reumert’s lawyers. more >>

Peter Bartlett

Peter Bartlett has unparalleled experience in media and communications law and complex business litigation where there is corporate risk. He is one of Australia’s leading media and communications law experts, with a practice that covers the full spectrum of media and communications law from both a private commercial and regulatory perspective as well as a public sector perspective.

Peter works extensively in the Australian and international media and communications industry and his practice also spans government and high-profile individuals and major companies from other industries where reputational risk is involved.

Peter’s areas of expertise include regulatory compliance, breach of confidentiality, defamation/libel, Freedom of Information (FOI), data and personal privacy, and reputational risk management. He represents clients in major defamation and breach of confidentiality court actions and in applications to oppose suppression and non-publication orders in court proceedings. He frequently acts for prominent government and other individuals, and regularly defends media clients in defamation claims – responding to complaints, settling disputes, mediations and running trials.

Peter acts in litigation in all Australian and a number of overseas jurisdictions.

Minter Ellison:

Minter Ellison is one of the Asia Pacific’s leading law firms. Established in Sydney in 1827, our firm today operates in Australia, Hong Kong, mainland China, Mongolia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom through a network of integrated offices and associated offices.

Our success has been driven by the vision of our partners, the in-depth industry expertise of our lawyers, and our commitment to work closely with clients to deliver seamless service wherever they need us.

We understand the challenges that businesses operating in a globalised marketplace face, and offer clients services that are multi-disciplinary and industry facing. Our deep understanding of how business is conducted in our region, local language skills, and proven track record for delivering outstanding work mean that clients access local experience and expertise that is informed by an international perspective.

Minter Ellison’s large and diverse client base includes blue-chip public and private companies, leading multinationals operating in the region, global financial institutions, government organisations and state-owned entities.

Our strong technical skills, underpinned by the ability to deliver commercially practical solutions that assist clients to achieve their business goals and objectives, have led to our firm’s involvement in some of the Asia Pacific’s most innovative and high-profile transactions. more >>

Toyosi Alabi

(Lond), M.A. (Lond) BL., is Partner in charge of the firm’s Entertainment, Media and Leisure Practice. Toyosi is a leading intellectual property practitioner, with particular experience in IP litigation, trademark oppositions and company name and NAFDAC objections.

Olaniwun Ajayi:

Olaniwun Ajayi, is one of the leading law Firms in Nigeria, with a practice that has established a reputation over more than four decades, the Firm is particularly proficient in the area of Corporate and Commercial law, and acts on a wide range of matters relating to Financial law, domestic and international Capital Market activities, Joint Ventures, Mergers & Acquisitions, Project Finance and Insolvency.

The Firm has consistently provided advisory legal service to private entrepreneurs, key sector operators, financial institutions, governments and governmental agencies as well as multinational corporations in an array of complex transactions. Olaniwun Ajayi has a strong dispute resolution department that handles litigation, arbitration and negotiation.

The other areas in which Olaniwun Ajayi renders legal advisory services are Energy and Natural Resource Law, Intellectual Property Law and Policy, Engineering and Construction Law, Insurance, Taxation, Shipping and Telecommunications Law.

As a Firm that is interested in providing qualitative service for its clientele, Olaniwun Ajayi is consistently evolving cost minimising techniques to meet client expectations, in tandem with this objective, Olaniwun Ajayi has developed close professional relationships with several leading law Firms world wide, resulting in extensive access to law and practice in different jurisdictions. more >>

Mark Hill

With experience in the Middle East since the mid 1990s, Mark has lived and worked in the region since 1999. In 2003, joined therightslawyers the Middle East’s first and only boutique media and entertainment, intellectual property and technology law firm.

Having decided at the age of 12 that he wanted to be a media lawyer (he blames everything on American TV lawyer Petrocelli apparently!), he is still as passionate now about what he does as ever! Having spent his early career doing a mix of IP, IT and media related work, he moved on to do more and more media and entertainment work, and then worked for a rock band for a few years (which he describes as “a lot of fun” although he says “yes, there are things I can’t talk about!”). He now counts himself lucky enough to work in areas that he is so passionate about including the regional broadcast, film, sport and event industries within the region. He continues to be a tireless voice for the protection of intellectual property rights throughout the region.

therightslawyers has already been involved in several of the more notable productions that have taken place in the region, from local animation success Freej to Hollywood big budget movies such as Syriana, The Kingdom, Mission Impossible IV and Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains through to locally based productions including several still in production. The firm also acted on City Of Life, the first Emirati written, directed, produced and funded movie aiming for international success and launched at Dubai International Film Festival.

In addition, through sister company, therightsmanagement, a talent, intangible property and sponsorship management and representation agency, the firm has also represented numerous personalities, artists and properties within the region, recently including names such as Lionel Messi and Paris Hilton.

The Rights Lawyers:

therightslawyers is one of a kind. The first and only boutique TMT (Technology Media and Telecommunications) firm set up in the Middle East to cater exclusively for:

  • the Creative Industries including Advertising and Marketing, Music and Entertainment, Event Management, Publishing and Media (including Multimedia and Interactive), TV, Radio and Film and Sport;
  • Businesses that are driven by or reliant on intellectual property rights (including brand and other IP rights owners, companies facing counterfeiting and IP infringement issues, franchise operations, pharmaceutical and biotech companies, companies using IP as a primary way of raising investor value, etc); and
  • The Technology, IT and Telecommunications Industries

We operate exclusively in these areas. If it doesn’t fall within one of these categories, we don’t do it! If it does fall within one of these categories, then we operate as a full service law firm catering for all legal needs a company or individuals may have including:

  • Corporate set up, offshore holding vehicles, shareholder restructuring;
  • Joint ventures and other forms of collaboration;
  • Employment matters;
  • Licensing, agency and distribution arrangements, franchising, terms of trading and all other commercial contracts;
  • The identification, protection, clearance and enforcement of intellectual property rights;
  • All media contracts relating to the business; and
  • Dispute resolution and litigation including debt recovery

Our really Unique Selling Point is our industry knowledge. Within our fields, our experience and knowledge of our clients’ industries is unrivalled. We are industry people. At a values level, we are all about delivering solutions. We are frequently told that we deliver quality with a style which is approachable, fun and dynamic. Like we said, therightslawyers is one of a kind. more >>

Fábio de Sá Cesnik

Fábio de Sá Cesnik specialises in entertainment, cultural and audiovisual production. He is a specialist in third sector law with wide-ranging experience working with associations, institutes, and domestic and international foundations operating in the fields of culture, sport, education, social assistance, healthcare, accessibility, environmental, social development, and community.

Cesnik Quintino & Salinas:

Founded in 1999, Cesnik Quintino e Salinas Advogados is a law firm, with a focus on Intellectual Property Law, Business Enterprises Law, Corporate Law, Tax Incentives and NonProfit Law.

Our practice involves litigation, consultancy and business planning for the entertainment, media and technology sectors. Our main clients include media and communication groups; culture, entertainment and sports investors; audiovisual, musical and editorial production companies; distributors of content to multiplatforms; advertisement agencies; telecommunication companies; and nonprofit organizations in general.

Due to the dedication, talent and entrepreneurship of our professionals, our firm has gained a reputation as a high standards law firm. For the last two consecutive years (2011 and 2012), our firm has been nominated by the leading law firm guide Chambers and Partners as the best Law Firm in Latin American for the Entertainment Sector.

What We Do

We provide innovative solutions for contemporary legal issues faced by private and nonprofit organizations in Brazil and overseas.

We link our legal expertise with a deep knowledge of business models and practices of the entertainment and media industries. The strategic legal solutions we provide to our clients are deep-rooted in the way these.

International Practice

We assist Brazilian corporations internationally, as well as foreign companies in Brazil in various types of transactions, including transactions for the funding of international audiovisual co-productions. more >>