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Media & Entertainment: Gaming, Social Media & Interactive Content - UK-wide
"John is very client-friendly, thoughtful in his approach, very proactive and a problem solver.""His level of industry knowledge is really helpful."
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Regulatory and compliance
Product regulation and consumer protection
John is a Partner in Osborne Clarke's commercial team and focuses on media and technology agreements, ecommerce/consumer law, broadcast regulation, digital regulation and multi-jurisdictional compliance exercises. He also leads OC's Media + Entertainment group and Digital Regulation initiative.
John works with complex technology businesses and disruptive future facing services, helping to develop game-changing technologies and innovative business models, from complex platforms through to OTT services to global D2C services including ecommerce stores, video sharing platforms, social media services and interactive entertainment services.
John’s areas of expertise include:
Digital Regulation: Setting up, in life operation and even shutting down all types of digital platforms, including online marketplaces, online stores, music streaming platforms and video sharing services.
Broadcast / OTT: Launching and running OTT services including distribution agreements, ecommerce matters and broadcast regulation. He also advises on traditional broadcaster matters including from launching TV Channels, to channel management agreements, to distribution arrangements, to broadcast regulation.
Ecommerce: Consumer law and ecommerce issues.
International: Coordinating international compliance exercises across multiple jurisdictions.
Commercial agreements: Media and technology agreements, from strategically important distribution deals to rights and content licensing agreements to tech services arrangements.