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Media

Talent

We advise celebrities, in the media, film, tv, music, fashion and sports industries on their commercial agreements, endorsement, sponsorship terms,...
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Matthew Duhig
Tech, IP and Digital Rights

Data Protection

We provide specialist data protection advice to companies, public bodies and business owners operating both in the UK...

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Matthew Duhig
Corporate, Commercial and Finance

Public Procurement Contracts

We advise public bodies and charities and private business dealing with the public sector on public procurement contracts, and their...
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Matthew Duhig
Corporate, Commercial and Finance

Technology Agreements

We advise on all forms of  technology contracts for clients ranging from start-ups to entrepreneurial founders, large media companies, social...
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Matthew Duhig
Corporate, Commercial and Finance

Investment Finance

We advise companies, entrepreneurial founders and lenders on investment finance to assist with business growth. We advise on all forms of...
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Matthew Duhig
Media

Sport

Our multi-disciplinary sports team advises on all aspects of sport and related regulatory issues which impact...

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Matthew Duhig
Music

Recording Artists

We advise a wide variety of recording artists, from emerging talent to stadium acts and across all musical genres. These...
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Matthew Duhig
Music

Song-Writers

We advise song-writers on their particular needs which are often different to those of the recording artist. Our...

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Matthew Duhig
Music

Producers/Mixers

We represent a variety of producers and mixers in respect of both their producer/mixer services and their song-writing...

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Matthew Duhig
Music

Managers

We represent a number of highly successful managers and their businesses – from independent managers to large management...

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Matthew Duhig
Music

Executives

We represent, often in conjunction with our Employment team, music industry executives in respect of their employment arrangement....

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Matthew Duhig
Music

Business Clients

We advise a wide variety of business clients – in particular independent record labels and publishers – with respect to...
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Matthew Duhig
Dispute Resolution

Music Litigation

We have specialist expertise in advising clients in the music industry on dealing with disputes, enforcing their rights...

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Matthew Duhig
Dispute Resolution

Professional Negligence

We have specialist experience in advising clients on claims for negligence against professional partnerships, advisers and suppliers which can...

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Matthew Duhig
Dispute Resolution

Property Litigation

We advise on property related claims, principally between property owners and developers and their contractors which can range from disputes to...

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Matthew Duhig
Media

Art

We represent buyers, sellers, artists, agents and galleries and help them acquire, safeguard and dispose of art and...

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Matthew Duhig
Media

Fashion and Licensing

We advise fashion personalities, designers and fashion and retail executives who are leaders in their fields.  Our advice ranges...

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Matthew Duhig
Media

Media Tech

We advise a wide variety of media technology companies from tech start-ups to digital agencies and virtual reality businesses.  We...
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Third Sector and Civil Liberties

Charity advisory

We have specialist experience in advising charities and their funders and trustees.  This advice ranges from...

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Third Sector and Civil Liberties

Corporate Governance

We advise trustees and charities on best practice in the industry, compliance with the Charities Act, and other...

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Third Sector and Civil Liberties

Social Enterprises

We act for Social Enterprises, their founders and their funders from their initial decisions on which structure to...

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Family

Cohabitation

The law which governs rights on the breakdown of a co-habitation is complex and the consequences can sometimes...

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Tech, IP and Digital Rights

Tech and Online

We advise start-ups, scale-ups and listed companies, including digital agencies, UK publishers and media companies, web based service companies and national charities.  We...
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Family

Children

Disputes regarding child issues are rarely straightforward. The right legal advice and guidance is of critical importance here....

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Crime and Regulatory

Criminal Litigation

We act for defendants in cases, which are often high profile and sensitive, relating to criminal investigations. We...

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Crime and Regulatory

Civil Fraud

We advise on all aspects of civil fraud where deceit or misrepresentation, fraud or dishonesty, form part of...

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Crime and Regulatory

Business Crime

We have particular expertise in defending both companies and individuals in serious and complex fraud investigations, Revenue and...

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Tech, IP and Digital Rights

Sports

Our multi-disciplinary sports team advises on all aspects of sport and related regulatory issues which impact clubs, sports...

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Crime and Regulatory

Regulatory

We provide financial regulatory advice and regulatory advice for professionals in relation to proceedings which may be brought...

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Real Estate

Retail Premises

We specialise in retail property acting for multiple and single unit operators in the high street and major...

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Employment

Senior Executives

We work closely with senior executives (and their employers) on negotiating their employment packages, which often involve...

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Media

Data

We are well- known for acting on high profile data-related cases. We acted for the journalist and author...

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Corporate, Commercial and Finance

Contentious Media, Clearance

The reputations of businesses and the people directing them are important business and personal assets which frequently need...

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Tom Smith
Media

Defamation/Libel

We are ranked in both the Legal 500's and Chambers' top tier of defamation and privacy solicitors. We...

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Corporate, Commercial and Finance

Corporate

We provide high level and specialist corporate and corporate finance advice to a wide range of clients including: companies,...

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Tom Smith
Corporate, Commercial and Finance

Media Disputes

We provide a comprehensive service for media companies which includes acting in litigation disputes, pre-publication advice and clearance,...

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Corporate, Commercial and Finance

Commercial Agreements

We advise on all forms of commercial contracts, from traditional contracts for services to Tech, Retail and...

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Corporate, Commercial and Finance

Online

We have extensive experience in working for media clients in both the audio-visual and publishing environments as they...

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Corporate, Commercial and Finance

Newspapers and Magazines

We often represent newspaper and magazines in high profile cases. For example, Louis Charalambous and Erica Henshilwood conducted...

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Corporate, Commercial and Finance

Partnerships and LLPs

We have specialist experience on advising individuals and businesses on partnerships and LLPs and on converting their partnerships...

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Matthew Duhig
Corporate, Commercial and Finance

Finance

We advise on all aspects of corporate finance, traditional secured asset finance and specialist media and film finance with expertise...
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Matthew Duhig
Corporate, Commercial and Finance

Regulatory

We act in a wide range of regulatory matters. This includes helping clients obtain Ofcom licences, setting up compliance teams,...
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Matthew Duhig
Corporate, Commercial and Finance

Distribution

We advise on: • distribution agreements and all other content licensing arrangements • sales agency agreements • notices and acceptances of assignment • lab access letters • agreements for publishing,...
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Matthew Duhig
Corporate, Commercial and Finance

Catalogue

We advise on: • asset purchase agreements/share purchase agreements (depending on how acquisition of the catalogue is structured) • due diligence investigations into the...
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Matthew Duhig
Corporate, Commercial and Finance

Production

We advise on:
  • commissioning and production finance and distribution agreements
  • co-production arrangements and approvals required under official co-production treaties development agreements
  • cast agreements and...
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Matthew Duhig
Corporate, Commercial and Finance

Finance

We advise on: • loan and other investment agreements • active production partnership investment structures including lending bank undertakings • EIS investment structures • interparty agreements • collection agreements • completion guarantees • charges...
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Matthew Duhig
Media

Film and TV

We are one of the leading UK specialist firms advising the film and television industries.

We...

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Matthew Duhig
Media

Regulatory

We act in a wide range of regulatory matters which includes helping clients obtain Ofcom licences, setting up...

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Matthew Duhig
Media

Music

Music law has been a key part of the SM&B story since its foundation in 1972. After strong diversification...