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TMT: Media - Australia
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What the team is known for

Simpsons Solicitors' well-resourced and established team has carved out an enviable reputation as a boutique entertainment and IP firm. It maintains an ability to advise on both transactional and contentious issues and is noted for its close focus on the protection and enforcement of intellectual property in the music sector. Simpsons additionally advises an array of prestigious libraries, galleries and museums at both national and state level on practice area issues. Key clients include Netflix, Screen Australia and Hachette Publishing Group.

Strengths

"I work with Simpsons a lot. They are the only firm I'd call in Australia for media work."

"They consistently provide top-notch advice on very short timelines and are able to distil complex Australian legal principles so they're easily understandable to foreign attorneys."

"Simpsons provides a 'big firm' quality of service in a specialist practice. They know our industry and provide insightful solutions to complex matters which are hand-tailored to our business."

"Costs estimates are clear and they are good at communicating in advance in relation to any creep in scope or increase in costs."

"The team was able to handle everything from basic corporate issues to complex and specialty issues."

Work highlights

Simpsons is representing Netflix in major proceedings in the Copyright Tribunal of Australia brought by the Australian music collecting societies APRA and AMCOS.

Notable practitioners

Adam Simpson is a Sydney-based litigation specialist whose expertise in the media space extends to cover an impressive range of sub-sectors, including book and digital publishing, games, music, and museums and galleries. "Adam is a top-rate attorney and trusted adviser for our in-house team." "Adam is very responsive and practical." "Adam is a trusted adviser who is not only a subject matter legal expert, but is highly responsive and understands the commercial realities of his clients." "Adam Simpson is exceptionally knowledgeable in all IP matters relevant to our business, with practical and commercial acumen to match."

Mark Bamford advises from the Sydney office on a range of issues principally affecting clients from the film, television, music and new technology entertainment media. "Mark has an enviable and in-depth knowledge of the Australian entertainment industry."

Jules Munro is an experienced adviser to music publishers and rights holders on a broad range of issues, including commercial, intellectual property, copyright and licensing matters. "Jules is an experienced adviser in the entertainment law space and his direct approach and willingness to take a position sets him apart from other industry lawyers." "Jules provides thorough and practical advice that is a cornerstone of our business." "Jules is an excellent adviser."

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Adam Simpson
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