Lewis Silkin LLP

Media & Entertainment

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What the team is known for

Pre-eminent advertising and marketing practice which acts for many of the major global advertising agency networks, along with other leading agencies and advertisers. Also active in the gaming space, advising on development and licensing agreements. Frequently represents trade groups and associations in various media sectors. Demonstrates additional expertise in music, film and TV, with a presence in digital media.


One client says: "They are an excellent firm with bright, engaged and highly qualified staff."

Another adds: "They're really market-leading in terms of their knowledge and understanding of this industry."

A client considers the team to be "quick, charming, easy to deal with and efficient."

Work highlights

Advised Suzuki on its advertising campaigns, including sponsorship of GoggleBox and a brand endorsement deal with Take That.

Notable practitioners

Brinsley Dresden leads the firm's advertising and marketing sector group. He has over two decades of experience advising brands and agencies on all manner of copyright issues, commercial agreements, regulation and disputes.
"Brinsley is a stalwart of the legal advertising industry. He's very experienced.""He's a standout and is very well respected.""He understands the value of law in context rather than in theory. He's very intelligent and is a trusted counsel to us."

Cliff Fluet works at the intersection of music and digital media. He offers comprehensive advice on the treatment of music copyright and brand content by streaming services and multimedia platforms.
"He is completely commercial and is really well trusted by his clients."

Geraint Lloyd-Taylor works with brands, advertising and creative agencies on commercial arrangements, the protection of branded content, and regulatory compliance, and also represents clients in defence of ASA complaints. He is also developing a niche in the emerging influencer and social media market, including advising on disclosure investigations.
"He consistently shows true expertise and understanding of the industry."

Giles Crown serves as joint managing partner of the firm. He advises on all facets of brand protection and is one of the most sought-after advertising litigators.
"Giles is an expert in his field and is very helpful and responsive.""He's so intelligent, measured, calm and thoughtful. He's amazing.""He's very experienced and very knowledgeable."

Jeremy Summers advises clients in music, theatre and live events on all manner of commercial and licensing arrangements. He particularly specialises in both contentious and non-contentious IP matters.
"He's logical and reasonable. His breadth of experience is incredible and he provides wise and careful counsel."

Jo Farmer assists brands with negotiating commercial contracts, as well as protecting their IP rights and content. She is one of the foremost specialists in social media advertising and the role of influencers in marketing campaigns.
"She's very patient and good at managing her clients on difficult deals."

Philip Rymer acts for producers, agents and creatives on the full span of film and TV financing, production and distribution. He also advises producers, authors and literary estates on rights licensing.
"Philip is practical and brings everybody together.""He is easy to work with and straightforward."

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Media & Entertainment
In today’s connected, content-driven world, media & entertainment businesses face a continuous challenge to push the boundaries, create new opportunities, adapt swiftly to disruption and defend their rights.

Among the forces at play are the proliferation of distribution channels, the pervasiveness of social media, the demand for authenticity, the rise of streaming, and the fast pace of market change. In order to maximise value, protect brand and talent, and minimise risk, carefully planned commercial strategies, well-protected and fully exploited intellectual property rights, and water-tight contractual agreements are a necessity.

For us, the creative business is our business, and our team is top-ranked for its expertise in the media & entertainment space. We work with the biggest names in the business and innovative new entrants to the market, as well as the major brands who are looking to capitalise on emerging opportunities in this sphere. From music and film, to publishing and gaming and from broadcasting and television to theatre and live entertainment, our large, dedicated team – many of whom have worked within the industry– enables us to deliver sound advice and develop practical solutions for our clients.

Media & Entertainment Department

Lewis Silkin LLP

Department location

5 Chancery Lane

Clifford's Inn


Greater London



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Media & Entertainment: Advertising & Marketing

Brinsley Dresden
Band 1
Geraint Lloyd-Taylor
Up and Coming
Giles Crown
Band 1

Media & Entertainment: Film & Television

Philip Rymer
Band 4

Media & Entertainment: Music: Non-contentious

Cliff Fluet
Band 4