Simkins’ reputation was founded on its work in the media and entertainment industries. Our lawyers continue that tradition today, with unparalleled expertise. We cover all the major industry sectors, including advertising, digital media, film, television, music, publishing, sport and theatre. In those sectors, we advise a wide range of clients from large multinational corporations to private individuals and owner-managed businesses to cultural institutions.
Our range of services includes the following: advice on content creation and exploitation; advice on the financing of media projects; advice on catalogue and product acquisitions and disposals; stand-alone due diligence; outsourced or overflow business affairs; specialist advice in areas such as copyright, trademarks, insolvency, broadcast regulation and data protection and litigation and dispute resolution.
The main focus of our work includes the drafting and negotiation of commercial contracts, commercial and intellectual property advisory work, and dispute resolution. Whether we are doing this for an organisation or an individual, the foundation of our approach is a profound understanding of the client’s business which, together with our network and close professional relationships in the media businesses, enables us to give our clients real and valuable advice that truly shapes and informs their commercial decisions.