Talent & influencers

We operate at the forefront of talent and influencer representation and engagement. Whether it’s the negotiation of a brand partnership agreement or the registration of a trade mark, we are here to help.

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Overview

We act for talent and influencers at all levels across a wide range of industry sectors. We also act for talent agents and managers and brands and agencies looking to work with talent.

Our talent clients include footballers, chefs, photographers, fashion designers, models, make-up artists, bloggers, YouTubers, podcasters, authors, musicians, actors, comedians, directors, producers and beyond.

Our unrivalled breadth of media and entertainment experience gives us the unique ability to adapt to meet the challenges of a constantly developing talent-engagement landscape. Please see our expertise below and our other sectors and practice areas for more information about the work that we do.

Expertise

Our areas of expertise including the following:

  • Brand partnerships
  • Influencer engagement
  • Sponsorship and endorsement
  • Merchandising and product licensing
  • Personal appearances
  • Agent and manager agreements
  • Development and protection of brands
  • Copy clearance
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Corporate arrangements
  • Reputation protection

KEY CONTACTS

KEY CONTACTS

Our lawyers have in-depth expertise and deliver high-quality, pragmatic and commercial advice.

Ed Weidman

Ed Weidman

Partner
Ed Weidman

Ed Weidman

Partner
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An excellent all-round knowledge and understanding of the complexities of the music industry and the social influencer space.
Legal 500
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Every lawyer I have worked with has been friendly, approachable and willing to listen.
Chambers & Partners
They were incredibly understanding of our unique needs and collaborated in a very flexible way. I would describe the team as very approachable and capable – they took time to listen to our requirements and made recommendations accordingly.
Legal 500
Simkins have an excellent media practice constantly evolving with the changes in our industry.
Legal 500

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