The need for legal advice and protection of rights is larger than ever before. Every day, millions of consumers download, stream and buy music, games, movies and news online. The risk of illegal exploitation of rights has grown in step with the increasing digitisation of media and entertainment. And this may lead to substantial financial losses for producers, publishers and artists.

We specialise in all areas of the media and entertainment industry. We have many years’ experience drafting and negotiating contracts. With our rights protection programme we are furthermore able to monitor the market, investigate suspicious cases and react quickly should anyone attempt to exploit or abuse the rights of our clients. 

We represent record companies, TV stations, the movie industry and music, agency and advertising agencies, artists, film producers and rights organisations.

Our advisory services include:

  • Music, films and games
  • Advertisements
  • Internet
  • Newspapers, books and other publications
  • Sports and sponsorship agreements
  • Concerts, theatre and events
  • Production and distribution
  • Publication agreements
  • Rights holder organisations
  • Clearing of rights
  • Marketing and licensing
  • Press and media law. 

Due to our broad expertise we consider all aspects at all times, providing you with the best possible advisory services. Our lawyers not only have insight into the commercial challenges particular to this industry, but also knowledge about the media industry as such. Because of this, our clients often use us as a sounding board and for negotiation of difficult agreements. 

Furthermore, we often cooperate with lawyers in our other practice groups, for instance Data Protection, EU and Competition, Intellectual Property, Trademarks & Designs, Marketing & Advertising.

 


Media & Entertainment

TMT

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What the team is known for
Bech-Bruun is a well-known law firm offering strong expertise in IT mandates across Denmark. Its team is well placed to advise on outsourcings and the negotiation of SAP, master licence and SaaS agreements. In addition, clients benefit from the firm’s strength in digitalisation projects, cyber breaches and product launches as well as software procurements. GDPR compliance projects and data protection inspections are also assisted with, while the firm’s members also act as data protection officers. Bech-Bruun is further recognised for its telecommunication expertise, assisting with regulatory mandates such as EECC implementation. Its clientele includes prominent international clients from the technology, automotive and energy sectors as well as public entities.

Notable practitioners
Niels Andersen remains a trusted adviser for his strength in a broad array of IT mandates ranging from large outsourcing projects and software procurements to the negotiation of IT contracts and product launches.

Chambers and Partners Europe 2022, TMT

Media & Entertainment

Ranked: Tier 1

The media and entertainment team at Bech-Bruun is praised for its ‘exceptional ability to understand both the legal and market situation’. The team is well known for its expertise in the music and film sectors and is expert at handling issues relating to distributions via traditional media and online streaming platforms. The group advises on the full gamut of corporate and commercial work, including industry agreements and licensing matters, as well as dispute resolution. Practice co-head Niels M. Andersen has extensive experience within the music industry, while fellow practice head Claus Aagaard Nielsen handles M&A work.

"I think Bech-Bruun is original in their way of attacking each task. All the time they are open to new thinking and always on the ball."

"Good service. Clever people. Short and precise answers to my many questions."

"Have in-house knowledge and experience that can provide advice and solutions in many areas."

"High knowledge and exceptional ability to understand both the legal and the market situation."

"Bech-Brunn truly understands our needs and challenges and therefore assists us in a super professional way – simple, effective and well balanced. We can rely on them."

Legal 500, Media and Entertainment

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