Behovet for juridisk rådgivning og beskyttelse af rettigheder er større end nogensinde. Hver eneste dag downloader, streamer og køber millioner af forbrugere musik, spil, film og nyheder online. Risikoen for ulovlig udnyttelse af rettigheder er derfor i takt med digitaliseringen af medier og underholdning på mange områder steget. Det kan for producenter, udgivere og kunstnere betyde store økonomiske tab.

Vi er specialiserede inden for alle områder af medie- og underholdningsbranchen. Vi har mange års erfaring med at udarbejde og forhandle kontrakter. Med vores program for rettighedsbeskyttelse kan vi desuden overvåge markedet, undersøge mistænkelige sager og reagere hurtigt, hvis nogen ulovligt forsøger at udnytte eller misbruge vores klienters rettigheder. 

Vi repræsenterer blandt andet pladeselskaber, tv-stationer, film- og musikbranchen, agent- og reklamebureauer, kunstnere, filmproducenter og rettighedsorganisationer.

Vi rådgiver blandt andet om:

  • Musik, film og spil
  • Reklamer
  • Internet
  • Aviser, bøger og andre udgivelser
  • Sport og sponsoraftaler
  • Koncerter, teatre og events
  • Produktion og distribution
  • Udgivelsesaftaler
  • Rettighedshaver-organisationer
  • Clearing af rettigheder
  • Markedsføring og licensering
  • Presse- og medieret 

Vores brede ekspertise betyder, at alle aspekter altid tilgodeses, så du får den bedst mulige rådgivning. Vores advokater har stor indsigt i branchens særlige kommercielle udfordringer. Derfor bruger vores klienter os tit som en tæt sparringspartner og til forhandling af vanskelige aftaler. 

Vi arbejder derudover ofte sammen med advokater inden for vores andre områder, blandt andet Persondata, EU- & Konkurrenceforhold, Intellectual Property, Trademarks & Design samt Markedsføring & Reklame.

Media & Entertainment

TMT

What the team is known for
Well-regarded team with expertise in an array of IT matters including IT system development, supply agreements and telecoms infrastructure agreements. Also advises on regulatory aspects of transactional and corporate mandates in the IT sector. Maintains a media practice focused on distribution rights and licensing issues. Acts on behalf of clients in the media, energy and technology sectors as well as state bodies.

Strengths
Sources praise the specialist knowledge the team offers. One chooses to work with the firm on account of "the depth of resources and their special capabilities. They are specialists within our line of work, so we get premium work from them. One of the things we also appreciate is their availability; they respond super fast."

Another satisfied source describes the team as "highly skilled and knowledgeable people with good understanding of business processes, as well as a friendly and forthcoming attitude."

Work highlights
Acted for technology company Blackwood Seven in its merger with media agency TWO NIL.

Assisted Maj Invest Equity with its acquisition of telecoms, IT outsourcing and infrastructure services company TDC Hosting.

Notable practitioners
Niels Andersen provides a broad range of advisory services to technology companies including regulatory and compliance support. He also acts on contentious mandates and outsourcing projects. Sources describe him as client-oriented and dedicated, saying: "He understands complex issues and argues cases forcefully and diligently."

Arly Carlquist is a non-contentious IT specialist. He provides software licensing, IT outsourcing and regulatory compliance support to blue-chip international and domestic corporates. One satisfied source describes his approach, noting a "very open, very friendly dialogue – I feel very comfortable asking him for advice."

Chambers and Partners Europe, TMT

Media & Entertainment

Bech-Bruun’s seven-partner group represents a wide range of clients from the music, radio and film industry. Co-practice head Niels M. Andersen advises PR company Quarterback on various matters, including recording agreements, license agreements and management agreements. The team also handles various sport-related issues; an example is the ongoing advice for the Danish Football Association on the UEFA European Championship finals in 2020.

Legal 500, Media and entertainment

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