Media, Entertainment and Sport News
Fieldfisher has hired Bristows IT partner Hazel Grant to replace Eduardo Ustaran as the head of its privacy team.
Herbert Smith Freehills and Allen & Overy are among the firms to advise on BSkyB’s £4.9bn takeover of Rupert Murdoch’s pay TV companies in Germany and Italy.
Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co has won a David and Goliath legal battle for comedy club operators Comic Enterprises against Twentieth Century Fox.
LinkedIn has hired former Yahoo general counsel Michael Callahan to head the global professional networking site’s legal function.
The former head of legal at The Times, Alastair Brett, is to appear before the High Court next week in an appeal against his suspension from practice and costs of £30,000 imposed by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) last year.
Litigators and courts widely misunderstood and misapplied the Mitchell test, the Court of Appeal said today as it sought to clarify the High Court ruling that was intended to help crack down on spiraling litigation costs.
Media Entertainment and Sport Briefings
Tariffpalooza 2014 — the Copyright Board certifies tariffs at a furious pace download subscription
Re:Sound’s Tariff 8 is already the subject of an application for judicial review and has been the impetus for a public debate about the appropriateness of licence fees.
Media, Entertainment and Sport Analysis
The firm’s revenue is up 26 per cent and profit per equity partner up 46 per cent, but just what is the secret behind the massive growth at Osborne Clarke?
How music giant Universal and its external legal adviser maintain a harmonious and enduring working relationship
Footie and telecoms dominate our regular round-up of recent M&A activity, as the threat of rising interest rates kick-started activity among organisations.
Media, Entertainment and Sport Opinion
Turkey’s new internet regulations are being seen as draconian.
With the World Cup in Brazil looming but match fixing on the rise, it is to be hoped that 2014 be remembered for sporting reasons rather than for scandals
Proposed newspaper charter is open to political manipulation and may not gain wide acceptance