Bird & Bird's long-term strategic focus has been on industries that are being disrupted by technology, and nowhere is this more true than in media, entertainment and sport. Part of a global firm, and surrounded by first class practices in intellectual property, data protection, technology, dispute resolution, corporate and other disciplines key to our clients, our media, entertainment and sports lawyers are genuinely proud of the expert knowledge, deep sector insight and outstanding service we provide.
The team includes a number of dedicated sports specialists who work exclusively on sports-related matters. Recognised as undisputed market leaders for several years, we have an unparalleled four partners listed in the top tier of individual sports lawyers compiled by the Chambers legal directory, and we are currently the only law firm to feature in the top tier for Sports Law in Chambers UK.
In media, we're responding to the paradigm shift being experienced first-hand by our clients with innovation and change of our own. Drawing on the firm's long heritage in working around the world with technology-oriented businesses, we're now focussing like never before on making sure we are best-placed to support businesses across the media sector, throughout the content creation and distribution chain, and around the world. Whether you're in TV, film, social media, digital commerce, gambling, news, sports, data, entertainment, media technology, a rightsholder, an agency, talent, a financier, a brand owner, and whether you've just had a great idea or are running a global business, we think you'd find our media specialists unusually insightful and refreshingly dynamic.
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Press & Publishers Seminar
Recently the seventh edition of the Press & Publishers Seminar took place in the Hague. Due to COVID-19, our yearly Seminar was brought via a Live Webinar.
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Broad technological changes have been necessitated by social distancing measures in sport this year, but what will be the long term consequences of these developments?
APAs are now well known to Italian companies belonging to multinational groups, which intended (or intend) to agree on the correct remuneration of intra-group transactions with the Revenue Agency, in order to avoid tax ...
Assistive voice technology and smart speakers have not yet been fully utilised by the publishing industry - William Wortley considers their potential as tools to increase user engagement and drive revenue.
We are delighted to announce that we received four prestigious awards at the Who’s Who Legal Awards 2020 held virtually in November.
Bird & Birds London team is advising on the merger of its longstanding client, Crowdcube with Seedrs, which was announced on 5 October 2020. The transaction is expected to accelerate the two companies’ plans to create ...
Bird & Bird has assisted Swedish game studio 10 Chambers when Tencent acquires a major stake of the company. The investment makes it possible for 10 Chambers to realize their ambitious long-term vision.
We are pleased to invite you to our annual Dutch Media Seminar. Usually we hold this event in our office in The Hague, but due to the current situation we have decided to bring this to you via a Live Webinar. This webinar is not only relevant for Dutch media professionals, but for anyone looking to enter the Dutch market or looking to hear about the Dutch market as a comparison, and for anyone who is interested in recent (EU and Dutch) media law developments.
Data protection representative actions are on the rise across Europe, and it seems that UK claimants have ‘Big Tech… https://t.co/F2RQJ4aArS
Website blocking orders are an important tool for copyright owners to protect their IP. On #MediaWrites, Eleonora R… https://t.co/UIQ4fTr2cw
Sports events and broadcasting have leaned heavily on technology this year - Franz Gernhardt summarises the main ch… https://t.co/hST36OnGPp