Farrer & Co LLP

Media & Entertainment Department

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What the team is known for Stellar publishing practice, offering highly commercial as well as legal advice to clients across the publishing sector. Acts in a variety of subsectors, including print and online publishers, B2B data businesses, B2C magazines, academic publishers and newspaper groups. Niche expertise negotiating commercial agreements on behalf of data aggregators, and recommended for large digitisation projects.

Strengths One client reports: "They are very responsive, know the ins and outs of the law like the back of their hand, and are very personable."

Another source says: "My overall impression is of a firm that takes real pride in supporting its clients and seeking to foster great relations. I have been really impressed with their dedication."

A client notes that the team are "all super smart and experts in this field."

Work highlights Advised The British Library on its arrangements for the digitisation of its vast newspaper archive, encompassing contract and copyright issues.

Notable practitioners

Henry Sainty
has an impressive client base encompassing sports associations and cultural institutions. His particular strength lies in advising publishers operating in the online space on commercial and data protection projects.

Peter Wienand
is recognised for his expertise in publishing, and advises on all manner of commercial agreements, IP and data regulation compliance. He counts traditional, B2B, digital and academic publishers as clients.
"Peter is a very bright, all-round commercial and IP lawyer." "He is very professional and delivers no-nonsense, excellent work." "He is great and super-responsive."