Ed Baden-Powell

Phone +44 20 7874 5642

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Phone +44 20 7874 5641

Ed is a Partner in the Commercial group and advises on all aspects of commercial contracts and intellectual property.

His focus is on providing the firm’s corporate and entrepreneur clients with advice on their key business and operational contracts and, in particular, high-value services agreements, joint-venture arrangements, and brand protection, data protection and rights exploitation.

Ed has particular experience in acting for clients in the entertainment and media sector, including a number of leading global rights-owners, sports bodies and entertainers, and advising on a broad range of contracts within the media and sports industries, including live events.  He also works closely with the firm’s Corporate team on acquisitions, joint ventures and commercial franchising across a range of sectors.

Before qualifying as a solicitor in the City, Ed worked in the music industry and founded his own production company, winning a MOBO award for best producer and producing several platinum records, including with Seal and Shola Ama.

Ed contributes to Copinger and Skone James on Copyright and is on the editorial board of Entertainment Law Review.


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Ed Baden-Powell handles commercial contracts and IP matters for clients in the music and digital media sector. Clients say: "He is able to add real value through his legal advice, which is pragmatic and technically sound." - Chambers & Partner,2018
The "extremely intelligent" and "very astute" Ed Baden-Powell is a prolific entertainment practitioner, advising clients in the music and digital media sectors on a variety of issues. One client says: "He works far beyond the call of duty, genuinely understands the music industry and is a pleasure to work with." - Chambers & Partners, 2017
The "excellent" Ed Baden-Powell has a music and interactive content-focused practice, founded on unique industry insight, having had a successful career as a musician and producer. - Chambers & Partners, 2016
Clients praise Ed Baden-Powell as "an outstanding lawyer with that rare mix of excellent legal knowledge and a commercial approach to giving advice." His practice spans the music and digital industries... - Chambers & Partners, 2015
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