Media, Entertainment and Sport

At the forefront of the digital revolution, the media, entertainment, and sport industries are being disrupted by technology more than ever. 

As legal advisors, we want to act as an extension of your business, helping bring to bear our deep sector specialism. Our Media, Entertainment and Sport team are specialists who work solely on matters in your sector, but with the benefit of having the rest of the firm’s expertise at our disposal. Few other firms can offer clients our combination of best-in-class sector specialist lawyers with the additional ability to call on colleagues who are top-ranked in data protection, technology and many of the other areas which are critical to their growth plans. An agile team which operates internationally to deliver an industry-leading service, we are here to tailor our offering to your needs.

Our sport team are the undisputed leaders in their field; the directory rankings will tell you all you need to know. The team work on most of the biggest commercial, regulatory, contentious and non-contentious issues in their field, across a long list of sports such as football, rugby, tennis, cricket, horse racing, biathlon, motorsport, athletics and many more. The depth of the team’s sector knowledge means you’ll have the strongest players on your side.

In media and entertainment, we're responding to the paradigm shift your market is facing with innovation and change of our own. Drawing on our core ethos of supporting businesses changed by technology and the digital world, we’ll collaborate with you throughout the content creation and distribution chain to ensure you reach your audience and customers, wherever they are in the world. Whether you’re in TV, film, music or social or whether you’re a gambling operator, news outlet, rights holder, agency, financer, brand owner and more; we’re here to help you.  

Reach out to one of the team for more information on how we can help your business thrive. 

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