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Media & Entertainment: Music - UK-wide
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Band 3
What the team is known for

Major presence in the media sphere, offering superb expertise in corporate matters. Advises broadcasters on channel distribution agreements, and film producers on major motion picture development. Celebrated gaming and games tax relief practice, and strong presence in the digital and social media field. Highly respected advertising and marketing department with a glittering brand-side client base. Significant commercial and contentious music practice.

Strengths

Interviewees find "the lawyers at CMS are very good at giving really clear, crisp advice, without layers of legalese," adding: "They are very much about getting things done and have an extremely can-do attitude."

Sources report that the team is "responsive, fast and always gives commercially sensible advice."

Clients say: "They know the issues so well and they're comfortable giving a view."

Work highlights

Represented All3Media in its acquisition of Silverback Films.

Notable practitioners

Selina Potter advises broadcasters, SVOD platforms and rights holders on all aspects of film and TV content acquisition, carriage and distribution. She also advises on media regulation with respect to major M&A and joint ventures in broadcasting.

Susan Barty leads the firm's advertising and marketing offering, advising brands and e-commerce businesses on copy clearance, comparative advertising, disputes with competitors, regulatory compliance and defence. She is also authoritative on emerging adtech and marketing methods.
"Susan Barty is very well connected and knowledgeable about the industry." "She is on top of the detail."

Steven Corney is a media litigator with an impressive roster of music, broadcasting and digital media clients. He is highly recommended for copyright infringement, commercial, royalty and tortious disputes.

John Enser is well known for his wide-ranging media and technology practice. He advises broadcasters and media companies on the full span of commercial, corporate, online regulatory and copyright law matters concerned with music and audiovisual content and its distribution.
"He's able to promptly give a quick view, which can be very helpful, and he's very approachable." "John Enser is a fount of knowledge."

Victoria Gaskell advises production companies, SVOD platforms and broadcasters on all manner of commercial and regulatory matters. She also handles joint ventures and M&A in the sector.
"Victoria Gaskell has a very practical approach to her work and knows the media industry incredibly well." "She is brilliant with clients, very personable and very knowledgeable."

Clive Gringras is head of the technology, media and telecommunications practice group at CMS. He is a consummate technology lawyer, advising leading software, online marketplace and social media companies on all manner of commercial, regulatory, IP and data privacy matters.
"Clive Gringras has been just phenomenal for us."

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Media & Entertainment: Advertising & Marketing

2
Susan Barty
2
Band 2
Media & Entertainment: Film & Television

1
Selina Potter
1
Band 1
3
John Enser
3
Band 3
3
Victoria Gaskell
3
Band 3
Media & Entertainment: Gaming and Social Media

3
John Enser
3
Band 3
4
Clive Gringras
4
Band 4
Media & Entertainment: Music: Contentious

2
Steven Corney
2
Band 2
Media & Entertainment: Music: Non-contentious

3
John Enser
3
Band 3