Osborne Clarke LLP

Media & Entertainment Department

UK-wide
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What the team is known for Market-leading advertising and marketing group offering expertise in regulatory and corporate matters for clients in advertising, digital media and gaming. Knowledgeable on developments in adtech and OTT services. Noted for advice on the European Commission's Digital Single Market initiative and the implications of Brexit for digital media.

Strengths One client describes Osborne Clarke as "a directional, innovative, creative, forward-focused firm whose advice is highly commercial as well as technically accurate."

Another source highlights the "strong, commercial lawyers" and their "high technical level and market knowledge."

Work highlights Advised the mobile games publisher Miniclip on a variety of commercial and regulatory matters, including advertising compliance checks, partnering deals and rights licensing.

Notable practitioners


Anna Williams
advises world-famous brands, creative agencies and online marketplaces on all manner of commercial advertising, adtech and sponsorship matters. She is highly expert on co-branded promotions.
"Anna is commercial and pragmatic, with good technical and communication skills."


John Davidson-Kelly
is recommended for commercial, consumer law and broadcast regulation advice concerning social media, interactive content, digital media and e-commerce platforms. His broad media practice also encompasses knowledge of content licensing, GDPR compliance and the implications of Brexit on the industry.
"John is incredibly responsive and can provide strategic and pragmatic advice.""He is fantastic to work with."


Nick Johnson
leads Osborne Clarke's advertising team. He advises brands and online platforms on commercial and regulatory issues, with a particular strength in social media and digital marketing.
"Nick is very well respected. A wise and sensible thinker who is calm in a crisis.""He is very able and very knowledgeable.""He's a superb lawyer and clients love him."