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UK UK-wide Media & Entertainment: Theatre

The section caters to clients in the media industry in respect of contentious and non-contentious matters. We rank firms by specialist expertise in subtables for Film & Television, Advertising & Marketing, Music, Theatre, Publishing and Gaming, Social Media & Interactive Content. Individuals are ranked relative to one another by specialism. Non-contentious work as covered by this section may include production, financing and distribution concerns, as well as IP, licensing and supplementary rights planning.Types of disputes in this area are many, and may include copyright and contractual litigation (eg on behalf of studios, producers, publishing houses or talent); IP and trade mark disputes; matters arising from film finance; and allegations of wrongdoing.

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Band 1
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    Clintons
    Media & Entertainment: Theatre
    UK 2022 | Band 1 | 14 Years Ranked
    Powerful presence in the media law market, with considerable capabilities in transactional matters and high-profile industry disputes. Advises theatre producers on UK and overseas production, and also acts for playwrights, composers, lyricists and agents. The firm's highly regarded music lawyers act for numerous established artists and fledgling talent, record producers and managers.
  2. Harbottle & Lewis LLP
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    Harbottle & Lewis LLP
    Media & Entertainment: Theatre
    UK 2022 | Band 1 | 14 Years Ranked
    Outstanding strength in media and entertainment, with long-standing expertise in media finance within the video games, film, TV and theatre sectors. Widely regarded as a destination firm for publishing clients, offering expertise in commercial and IP matters. Experienced representing major multinational studios and production companies from the gaming and film spaces throughout development. Demonstrates additional strength in growth areas such as virtual and augmented reality, e-sports and online platforms.
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Band 2
  1. Bates Wells
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    Bates Wells
    Media & Entertainment: Theatre
    UK 2022 | Band 2 | 9 Years Ranked
    Renowned advertising regulatory practice, acting for the ASA and other UK regulatory bodies. Also provides commercial advice and litigation services to charities, cultural organisations and global brand owners. Extensive knowledge of prize draws and promotions, database issues and direct marketing.
  2. Sheridans
    Media & Entertainment: Theatre
    UK 2022 | Band 2