Media and entertainment

BDK’s media and entertainment practice is a multidisciplinary outlet providing expert legal and regulatory advice of relevance to the industry sector, media-sensitive businesses and the public in general.

We have advised in connection with a wide range of matters: the use of short extracts from broadcasters’ sports programmes; interplay between TV sponsorship and product placement; delineating a boundary between free speech and defamation in a newspaper op-ed; music licence and distribution agreements; and ownership of copyright in raw material created by documentary film makers.

In the context of complex multinational acquisitions, we have counselled on cable distribution agreements, as well as on production agreements. Our clients benefit from our industry knowledge and from the synergism involving contributions from other departments within BDK, notably intellectual property, dispute resolution, telecoms, media and technology and M&A and corporate. Our attorneys are fully committed regardless of whether they work alongside major entities and established artists or emerging companies and new talents.