Paddy is Chairman of Simkins. He is a commercial media lawyer, advising a range of creative industry clients.
Over his longstanding career, Paddy has built up extensive expertise in the music, theatre and publishing sectors. He regularly advises clients on recording, publishing, public appearance, management, sponsorship, merchandising, production and distribution arrangements.
In addition to his extensive media expertise, Paddy is well versed in advising clients in the media sector on corporate and employment matters and domestic and international taxation issues.
His far-reaching client base consists of media companies, artists and high net worth individuals, in particular in the music business.
Paddy Grafton Green is a highly regarded veteran of media law, and has a focus on the music industry. He is described by market sources as "very knowledgeable, fair and even-handed."
- Chambers & Partners, 2018
"Industry statesman" Paddy Grafton Green commands an enviable reputation in the music industry. He continues to act for talent clients and major media companies; he has experience advising on domestic and international taxation.
- Chambers & Partners, 2017
Music industry specialist Paddy Grafton Green is a celebrated figure in the field. One market source describes him as "just astonishing," adding: "He's very much at the centre of things."
- Chambers & Partners, 2016
Paddy Grafton Green is an unparalleled veteran of the music world, with market commentators observing that he "knows everyone in the business bar none." Clients laud him as being "intellectually terrifying" but "very approachable."
- Chambers & Partners, 2015