Our international Broadcasting and digital content group delivers cutting edge work advising market leading clients on all aspects of their legal needs.

We advise on strategically important commercial agreements, including media rights deals (such as negotiations with the premier league), distribution arrangements and the technology solutions that underpin it all, from platform as a service agreements, call centre agreements to asset sales and M and A.

We understand the regulatory landscape that businesses are operating in, and we advise on the development of digital strategy by increasingly embracing video, go direct to consumer, expansion of services internationally, how to harness adtech and navigate existing and future regulation.

We also provide our clients with a full service, advising on day to day property and employment matters and innovation by using portals to deliver the information, to drive cost efficiencies and use the data to inform internal processes and improvements.

The majority of our work has an international dimension, so we are particularly well placed to advise on international expansion projects or on the implications of differences in the law in different jurisdictions. We work with our clients to ensure launching in any number of different territories can be a frictionless and seamless process.

Experience


Facebook

Advised Facebook on the establishment of its operations in the UK, Europe, New Zealand and India; also advised on various regulatory compliance issues, including data protection and marketing regulation.

Alibaba

Advised on the activities of its non-Chinese websites covering such areas including competition, online payment and P2P lending and advised them on their Europe headquarters leases.

YouTube

Advising on content licensing and distribution agreements across a range of digital platforms.

Mulberry

Advising on the launch and continuing operation of its global ecommerce platform.

Microsoft

Advising on consumer law issues.

LendInvest

Advised LendInvest on its £17m growth equity investment from Atomico.

Marks & Spencer

Acted in High Court trademark infringement proceedings brought by Interflora arising out of Marks & Spencer's purchase of the Interflora Google Adword, and the subsequent referral to the European Court of Justice.

E-health systems

Advised on data protection matters in the framework of the Internet of Things.

Travel websites

Created best practice guidelines applicable to Expedia and Hotels.com marketing campaigns to be launched in the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and elsewhere in Europe.

Top Gear

Advising on Chris Evans' deal to present the reincarnation of Top Gear post Clarkson.

Robot Wars

Advising on the format licensing arrangements for the 2016 reboot of this popular programme.

Facebook

Advising on the broadcast regulatory issues surrounding the launch of its Live service.

Microsoft

Amongst other things, advising on almost 100 Xbox and MSN content licensing deals.

Hooopla (the Netflix for libraries)

Advised on a full range of commercial and regulatory matters.

Netflix

Advised the world's leading internet subscription service, Netflix for digital content, on its initial deployment across Europe and continued expansion.

Vodafone

Advising on the launch of their TV service.

Freeview Play

Advising on the launch of the Freeview play service.

Big Balls Media

We advise this producer of online football content on its branded content arrangements.

Beats

Advised Beats on all distribution and sales channels outside the US, including EMEA, Latin America and Asia.

Mirriad

Assisting this TV ad tech business with its commercial arrangements.

Broadcasters

Advised on broadcast services agreements including playout and channel management.

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