Media and Entertainment

Our expertise includes:

  • Music, films and games
  • TV and TV advertisements
  • Internet
  • Newspapers, books and publications
  • Sport and sponsor agreements
  • Concerts, theatre and events
  • Production and distribution
  • Publication agreements
  • Collecting societies
  • Clearing of rights
  • Merchandising and licensing
  • Social network
  • Press law.

How can we help?
We have strong competences within all legal aspects of the media and entertainment industry. Our legal advisers have thorough knowledge of industry-specific commercial challenges and competition issues as well as in-depth understanding of technical aspects relating to, for example, film production. As a result, our clients often consult us for strategic advice.

Our clients also draw on our long-standing experience in drafting and negotiating contracts, and they use our enforcement programme, enabling us to monitor the market, investigate suspicious incidents and take action where unlawful exploitation of entertainment rights occurs.

Our client portfolio includes record companies, radio and TV stations, publishers of newspapers, books and music, agents and advertising agencies, artists, film producers and performance rights organisations.

Common challenges
Every day, millions of consumers download music, games, films and online news. However, the growing use of digital media and online purchases increase the risk of unlawful exploitation, potentially resulting in substantial profit losses on the part of producers, publishers and artists. This is why the need for legal advice on the protection of rights is more urgent than ever.


Our ratings

Chambers and partners

Chambers Europe Rating 2016
-  TMT

What the team is known for Renowned team with expertise in an array of IT matters including IT system development, supply agreements and telecom infrastructure agreements. Notable experience in data protection and cross-border data transfers. Acts on behalf of clients in the media, energy and technology sectors.

Work highlights Advised Accenture on IT-related issues, including RFP processes, outsourcing and system delivery agreements.

Assisted Flügger with an RFP process for the outsourcing of its data centre infrastructure.

Significant clients Bluegarden, ACN, Blackwood Seven, Sony Music, Modern Times Group (MTG). 

Notable practitioners
Niels Andersen is noted for advising both Danish and international corporations on IT, M&A and entertainment concerns. He also advises on telecoms and regulatory compliance issues. He has been active in a number of tender processes.

Arly Carlquist's practice encompasses a range of IT matters including outsourcing, cloud computing, and system development and delivery. Clients say:"He is responsive and available. He really understands our business and provides very qualified counsel."

Chambers and Partners Europe, TMT

Bech-Bruun Recommended by Legal500

Legal500 Rating 2017
-  Media and entertainment

Bech-Bruun acts for clients in a wide range of sectors, including music, film and radio. Practice head Niels Andersen advised Magine TV on regulatory issues concerning internet-based retransmission of television channels. Other experience includes drafting and negotiating licensing contracts, as well as music copyright disputes, television distribution agreements and broadcasting rights.

Legal 500, Media and entertainment

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