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DLA Piper LLP

Media & Entertainment

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What the team is known for

Stalwart of the media and entertainment industry with a strong international presence. Advertising, sponsorship, gaming and digital media are all areas of strength for the firm, which also has an excellent publishing offering, ranging from copy clearance to advice on e-book and digital distribution opportunities. Additional expertise in commercial, corporate and copyright infringement matters with respect to sports broadcasting.

Strengths

One client says: "Their services are top notch. Our overall impression is one of excellent service and a brilliant grasp of the law."

Another adds: "They are exceptional, I can't fault them."

An interviewee describes the team as "very professional yet personable."

Work highlights

Advised Philip Morris International, a multinational tobacco manufacturing company, on advertising and marketing communications across various jurisdictions.

Notable practitioners

Duncan Calow has a comprehensive publishing practice which covers traditional, e-book and online content rights and distribution issues. He has additional expertise in commercial and regulatory online advertising and interactive content matters.
"Duncan is excellent to work with. He is helpful and pragmatic. He's the expert you want on your team." "He's a big player in this market and is well respected."

John Wilks is an IP enforcement and advertising expert called upon by leading brands to ensure compliance of their campaigns with guidelines and rules. He is also an experienced litigator who regularly defends regulatory complaints and copyright infringement actions for media and sports clients.
"He's a fantastic IP copyright litigator. He's super bright and picks things up really quickly." "He's very thorough and excellent at explaining difficult legal issues in an understandable way."

Michael Ridley is a television specialist with decades of experience advising on matters such as the launch of new channels and services. He advises key clients on all facets of broadcasting regulation.

Sian Croxon is a consultant for the firm with all but unmatched experience in advertising and promotions, and her expertise takes in copyright, brand management and advertising standards regulation. She is also an authority on best practice with regard to advertising directed at children. In recent years she has become well known for her pro bono work.
"She's very knowledgeable and an excellent practitioner. What she doesn't know isn't worth knowing."

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Media & Entertainment Department

DLA Piper LLP

firm
Department location

160 Aldersgate Street

London

Greater London

UK

EC1A 4HT

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UK-wide

Media & Entertainment: Advertising & Marketing


John Wilks
Up and Coming
Sian Croxon
Senior Statespeople

Media & Entertainment: Film & Television


Michael Ridley
Senior Statespeople

Media & Entertainment: Publishing


Duncan Calow
Band 1